Refugees on the Road to DamascusSyria polishes its image as protector of the Lebanese people.
Dispatch From HamastanPalestinians may worry about beer, veils, and wages, but few seem unhappy about last week's results.
Syria Stays Above the FrayAssad to Ahmadinejad: "You're a great guy, Mahmoud, but I'm just not that into you."
Dispatch From Tel AvivWhy some Israelis believe recent developments may not be entirely bad for the Jews.
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The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy
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This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
“That’s Called Jim Crow” Philip Gourevitch on America’s hypocritical interventions in Africa.
Killing With Kindness My in-laws want to throw me a get-well-from-cancer bash. There’s no way I can go.
No, Women’s Soccer Does Not Have a Domestic Violence Problem Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.