King Abdullah of Jordan has the good—or perhaps bad—fortune to have his prosaic memoirs published just as the Middle East is engulfed in momentous changes that began in Tunis a month ago, spread to Cairo, and now reverberate in other capitals, including, in a still-small way, his own.
An extensive evidence file assembled by the Iraqi National Police after the controversial Blackwater shooting suggests that the private contractors opened fire unprovoked from the ground and the sky.
Former vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp has been questioned by the FBI about his dealings with an Iraqi-American businessman who this week became the target of the first Justice Department criminal indictment in the United Nations Oil-for-Food scandal, NEWSWEEK has learned.
As one of Israel's most prominent doves, Shimon Peres has spent years trying to bring stability to his volatile region. In 1994, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin; early last year his Labor Party made the controversial decision to join a coalition government led by hawkish Likud rival Ariel Sharon.The center-left Labor Party's participation in the unity government cost the party considerable public support, especially...
Wafiq al-Samarrai knows many of Saddam Hussein's secrets. As director of Iraqi military intelligence during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the general was close to the dictator until defecting eight years ago.When he left, Sammarai brought with him important inside knowledge about the army as well as valuable information about Saddam's plans to hide Scud missiles.Sammarai now lives in exile in England, where he is a key player in the Iraqi opposition movement.
Darkness fell inside Yasir Arafat's offices. Dozens of his guards, his cronies and members of his Palestinian government-that-used-to-be lit candles and scrounged for cigarettes, listening to Israeli guns and bulldozers demolishing the buildings around them.
The rebels who have risen up against Saddam Hussein have two powerful enemies. Saddam is one. The other is history. Theirs is a fractious past, full of vendettas and divisions threatening the very existence of the Iraqi nation - carved out of the old Ottoman Empire by Britain after World War I.