Abigail Hauslohner is the Post’s Cairo bureau chief. Before joining the Post, she was a Middle East correspondent for Time magazine. She has been based in Cairo since 2009, and she has covered the revolutions in Egypt and Libya; politics and civil strife in Tunisia, Yemen and Gaza; and the war in Afghanistan.
Iraqi Sunnis say the prospect of a regional power shift has emboldened them to confront their government.
Overnight raids reportedly conducted by Israel said to target military and research site near Syrian capital.
Rebels and regime fight to control hilltop citadels and castles, whose strategic sites can alter front lines.
The second bombing in two days underscores the vulnerabilities of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.