Looking for some weekend reads? Check out these five great stories from this week you might have missed.
Iranian hard-liners don’t like what they’re seeing in the opposition press, and they know just whom to blame: spies. From Norway.
The US is considering sharing its new bunker-busting super bomb as an Iran deal sweetener for Israel. The only problem is, Israel doesn’t want it.
Know thine enemy, Sun Tzu counseled in the 6th century BC. Time to learn Hebrew, some Palestinians concur 2,500 years later.
Israeli nationalists’ ascensions to the Temple Mount have managed to infuriate both Muslims and ultra-Orthodox Jews. In a break with the Israeli right wing, some religious conservatives say the sanctity of the site and the political motivation for the visits should prompt a Torahic ban.
You’ve come to the Siwa Oasis for its hot springs and sand baths, now stay for its cultural and archaeological treasures. The isolated Egyptian desert village, well known for its alleged therapeutic benefits, also offers a jumping-off point for visits to ancient temples and off-road safaris through the Great Sand Sea.