Max Read · 03/03/15 11:46AM

What is "everyone" talking about right now? "Everyone" is talking about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address to congress about Iran's nuclear ambitions, which is happening as I post. If you want to learn more about the speech, read here. If you want to discuss the speech as it happens, use this space.

Was An Argentinian Prosecutor Killed to Cover Up an Iranian Terror Plot?

Jordan Sargent · 01/23/15 10:15AM

For the past 10 years, an Argentinian prosecutor named Alberto Nisman had been investigating a 1994 bombing at a Jewish community center that killed 85 people in Buenos Aires. This past Sunday, he was found dead in his high rise apartment with a gunshot wound to his head. Originally, the Argentinian government claimed Nisman committed suicide, but yesterday president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner reversed course in a bizarre letter that intimates Nisman was murdered.

Iran Hangs Woman For Stabbing Her Alleged Rapist

Hudson Hongo · 10/25/14 10:25AM

Despite international calls for reprieve, Iran has hanged a woman for the murder of a man human rights groups say sexually assaulted her. According to Reuters, 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed Saturday morning for the the 2007 killing of a Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, concluding what Amnesty International called "a deeply flawed investigation and trial."

What's Happening in Iraq and What May Come Next, Explained

Adam Weinstein · 06/12/14 03:10PM

In the past week, Al Qaeda-connected Islamic militants have attacked multiple cities across Iraq and are rapidly consolidating power in the nation that the United States spent so much blood and treasure trying to stabilize. The situation is dire and dynamic. Here's some of what we know.

Iran Is Building a Copy of a U.S. Aircraft Carrier Just to Blow it Up

Adam Weinstein · 04/28/14 08:59AM

Last month, U.S. military planners were scratching their heads over why the Iranians were building a painstaking replica of a Nimitz-class American aircraft carrier, all the way down to the deck numbers. Well, it turns out Iran just really wants to make it go boom.

Sarah Hedgecock · 04/17/14 05:02PM

Kobra, whose son Bilal was convicted of murdering Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, embraces Abdollah's mother Samereh Alinejad after she pardoned the murderer. The last-minute pardon occurred just before Bilal was to be executed in public on Tuesday in the northern city of Nour, Iran. Image via ISNA, Arash Khamoushi/AP.

Sarah Hedgecock · 03/19/14 03:25PM

[An Iranian man plays with a firework in Tehran, Iran, on Tuesday, for Chaharshanbe Souri, an ancient Festival of Fire. On the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian year, Iranians jump over burning bonfires and throw firecrackers to celebrate arrival of the spring. Image via Vahid Salemi)/AP.]

U.N. Withdraws Iran's Invite to Syrian Peace Talks

Taylor Berman · 01/21/14 08:13AM

Less than 24 hours after he surprised many in the international community with the initial invitation, U.N. Secretary general Ban Ki-moon disinvited Iran on Tuesday from this week's peace conference on the Syrian civil war.