| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:31 PM
Last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed papers to join the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the first step to seeking war crimes charges against Israeli leaders. Abbas did this one day after the United Nations Security...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:17 PM
As Congress opens its session on Tuesday, several Maryland interests — including chicken farmers, environmentalists and federal employees — will be watching for signs of how the new political landscape on Capitol Hill will affect issues they...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Republicans, who now run Congress, say they want to cooperate with President Obama and point to the administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is that the TPP would be a disaster.
If you haven't heard much about...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state — a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:56 PM
To the editor: The historical overview of the Palestinians misses two important points. ("Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood," Jan. 3)
Quite to the contrary of University of Haifa historian Ido Zelkovitz's proclamation that Israeli...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 7:00 AM
In principle, almost everyone's in favor of free trade. It promotes international harmony, raises wages, helps economies grow. It's an article of historical faith that the enactment of harsh protective U.S. tariffs in 1930 contributed to the Great...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 12:15 PM
Pope Francis says it's OK to spank your children to discipline them - as long as their dignity is maintained.
Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The front lines in eastern Ukraine have moved very little in recent weeks as Russia-backed separatists and government forces hunker down for winter and a World War I-style impasse sets in.
Ukraine appears on its way to becoming the latest "frozen...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:47 AM
A Palestinian man went on a stabbing rampage on a crowded bus at rush hour in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, injuring at least 13 Israelis, some seriously, authorities said.
Police identified the assailant, who was arrested, as 23-year-old Hamza Matrouk from...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:10 PM
The Israel exception to Western governments' human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the International Criminal Court. In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as Tel...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:47 AM
Facing Israeli charges of bias, international legal expert William Schabas resigned as head of a United Nations panel investigating allegations of war crimes during last summer's conflict in the Gaza Strip.
The move came before an examination of Israeli...