TV interview with Lebanon PM full of odd moments. On Sunday, a TV appearance by Saad Hariri from Saudi Arabia was filled with bizarre moments (AP).
The Mystery Deepens Over Lebanon's Prime Minister: Hostage or Free? The Middle East is consumed with a real-life thriller over the fate of Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, who abruptly resigned—on a Saudi television station, on November 4th (the New Yorker).
'Only God can save us': Yemeni children starve as aid is held at border. Iona Craig reports from Yemen where aid agencies cannot get vital shipments into the war-torn country already gripped by cholera outbreak (the Guardian).
Al-Qaeda Has Rebuilt Itself—With Iran's Help. Interviews with al-Qaeda members and bin Laden’s family reveal a pact that allowed the group to prepare for its next phase (the Atlantic).