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Archived Since:April 19, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Why Japan Lacks Sympathy for the Hostages Held by ISIS

While the clock ticks down for two Japanese hostages held by ISIS, their countrymen think they've brought the problem on themselves

Greek Elections Risk a ‘Game of Chicken’ With German and E.U. Lenders

The likely victory of the radical left-wing Syriza party will set the stage for another confrontation over Greek debt and the future of Europe's single market

Kurdish ISIS Recruits Threaten Identity and Security of Kurdish State

Some Kurdish Sunni Muslims prefer ISIS religious fanaticism to Kurdish nationalism

King Abdullah’s Death Shows Saudi Arabia’s Declining Clout

The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has momentarily grabbed the world’s attention, but the real story is not that his kingdom matters less than it used to

Saudi Arabia’s Billionaire King To Be Buried in Unmarked Grave

While mourning will last for three days during which kingdom's flags will fly at half staff, businesses and shops will remain open

Meet the First Ever Female Editor of the Economist

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the first woman to helm the news magazine in its 172-year history

New Saudi King Moves Fast to Name Second-in-Line to Throne

King Abdullah died early Friday at the age of 90 after nearly two decades in power

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra Impeached by Junta-Backed Legislature

The country’s first female prime minister is also facing criminal charges after being banned from Thai politics for five years

Oil Prices Spike After Saudi King’s Death

Last month, Saudi Arabia pumped 9.5 million oil barrels a day, but uncertainty clouds the future of oil prices

On Arabian Peninsula: Two Deaths, One Big Problem

A smooth succession in Saudi Arabia won't help imperiled U.S. allies in Yemen

See Yemen’s Tumultuous History in Pictures

As Sana'a is again rocked by unrest, TIME looks back at key moments in Yemen's turbulent history

Rich Nation, Poor People: Saudi Arabia by Lynsey Addario

An estimated 20 percent of the population, if not more, lives in crippling poverty

Saudi King Abdullah Dies at 90

Powerful U.S. ally joined the fight against al-Qaeda and sought to modernize the ultraconservative kingdom

Europe Offers Putin His Eurasian Dream in Exchange for Peace in Ukraine

In Davos, European leaders appeal to the Russian President's ego with a distant prospect of integration

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