MIDDLE EAST

A cradle of civilization... and now, conflagration.

Butterfly Effect: Guess Who Gains From a Burning Jerusalem?

The fresh cycle of violence could rescue Israel's embattled prime minister and bolster the militant Palestinian group Hamas.

The Piano Is Her Weapon of Change in Saudi Arabia

Abeer Balubaid is Saudi Arabia's first professional female pianist, rising at a time the kingdom is taking baby steps toward cultural reforms.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Reality of Afghanistan

The Taliban are strong and well-armed, the elected government is weak, corruption is rife, and government security forces are struggling.

Syria's Latest Economic Trick: Loot Its Refugees

Syria's economically bankrupt regime is now trying to squeeze refugees for cash to stay afloat.

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Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

What Makes Strange Diplomatic Bedfellows?

Today’s Daily Dose looks at some surprisingly dangerous liaisons, past and present, in global politics.

The Unlikely Dolphin Rescue Hot Spot: Pakistan

One of the world’s rarest dolphin species was on the brink of extinction.

Biden's Big Iran Challenge Looms

President Joe Biden has a small window for resetting with Tehran.

This Startup Star Is the New Face of Saudi Arabia

Adwa Al Dakheel, 28, is fostering the next generation of Saudi entrepreneurs as one of the kingdom's biggest innovators.

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The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

Smell the Coffee: Middle East Women Brew Silent Revolution

From baristas to roasters and judges to quality experts, women are reshaping the industry in the conservative region.

Butterfly Effect: The Saharan Quicksand Biden Can't Avoid

President Trump's recent deals with Morocco and Sudan are a lose-lose legacy Biden will inherit.

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