The war in Yemen must end, as famine spreads

Yemen is on the verge of famine, according to media reports and humanitarian organizations.

Peres was a man of war

Shimon Peres has died.

The butcher of Qana, who introduced nuclear weapons to the Middle East, is being bewilderingly hailed as a man of peace by U.S. media and politicians.

Cliché and banality at the debates: Trump and Clinton on the Middle East

Watching them both yacking on about the Middle East as a pink dawn glowed from behind the Lebanese mountains above Beirut, I found the Trump-Clinton show a grimly instructive experience. 

Funding Israel does not help the U.S.-desired two-state solution

At his final U.N. General Assembly appearance, President Obama warned Israel that it cannot permanently occupy Palestinian land. He also urged Palestinians to recognize the legitimacy of Israel.

Honoring Aylan Kurdi by ending the war in Syria

"A photograph, no matter how emotionally wrenching, can only do so much," wrote Paul Slovic and Nicole Smith Dahmen in

Dearborn Police moving in the right direction

Three Arab American cops and two ordinance officers, including a woman who wears the hijab, were sworn into the Dearborn Police Department last month. 

African Americans are not Democrats' 'captured group'

Are black voters so loyal to Democrats that their issues are ignored? Donald Trump suggests as much, arguing that blacks had "nothing to lose" by voting for him. Now a column by Farai Chideya at FiveThirtyEight cites academics who make a similar argument.

The Native American, the Palestinian: A spirited fight for justice

Thousands of Native Americans resurrected the fighting spirit of their forefathers as they stood in unprecedented unity to contest an oil company's desecration of their sacred land in North Dakota. 

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