The potential for further unrest remains high, including in countries that escaped civil war after the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, such as Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.
2018: A Year in Review
At least 63 professional journalists around the world were killed doing their jobs in 2018 – a 15% increase over last year, says report
The pro-Assad axis saw great strategic success in 2018 – but Tehran has also suffered failures ■ The state of the Israeli army's ground forces is a divisive issue Netanyahu will have to address
Maintaining the ways of their elders is particularly important, the women of Nazareth say, in a year in which many feel their communities have been negatively affected by new Israeli legislation
Russian military: 'The war is over and the country’s restoration is proceeding at full pace' ■ U.S. criticized for failing to ensure delivery of aid to Tanf
The yearly list is an update to 'The Yale Book of Quotations,' which was first published in 2006
Tourism has recovered following a fall in knife and car-ramming attacks which helped push visitor numbers in the biblical city to a 10-year low in 2015
A list of Holocaust movies sometimes forgotten, but always worth a watch
Nearly 3,000 transgender people were murdered over the last decade worldwide. The most common causes of death were shooting, stabbing and beating
It was supposed to be a great year for religious pluralism. The reality, and the future, are not so certain.
How the Bulgarian monk Dionysius Exiguus came up with the Year 1 is anybody's guess
Being in Jerusalem for a pilgrim is to be in a state of awe, but are these the streets on which Jesus really walked, is that the water he touched?