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  • King Abdullah II thrusts Jordan to the center of war on Islamic State militant group

    King Abdullah II has thrust Jordan to the center of the war against the Islamic State group with his pledge of relentless retaliation for the killing of one of his pilots. The 53-year-old monarch also highlighted his personal role as he tried to shore up...
  • Hilary Mantel is made a dame

    Hilary Mantel is made a dame
    You can call her Dame Hilary Mantel. The British writer was awarded her damehood by Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday for her services to literature. Mantel is best known for her novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies,"...
  • Australia's polarizing, gaffe-prone and unpredictable prime minister faces government revolt

    Australians are quick to criticize their polarizing, gaffe-prone and unpredictable prime minister, Tony Abbott. But his critics within the conservative government have largely held their tongues in the interests of presenting a united administration &#...
  • Krauthammer: Jordan's outrage could be its ruin

    Krauthammer: Jordan's outrage could be its ruin
    Why did they do it? What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot? I wouldn't underestimate the absence of logic, the sheer depraved thrill of a triumphant cult reveling in its barbarism. But I...
  • Tawdry sex case really isn't about sex any more

    Tawdry sex case really isn't about sex any more
    I don't believe that Prince Andrew and celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz had sex with an underage girl that Palm Beacher Jeffrey Epstein kept as a sex slave. I don't disbelieve it, either. We're talking he-said, she-said here. Prince Andrew and...
  • Hilary Mantel says Prince Charles enjoying 'Wolf Hall' TV series, a tale of royal intrigue

    "Wolf Hall" author Hilary Mantel has been honored by Prince Charles, who said he was enjoying the TV adaptation of her saga of royal intrigue and treachery. Mantel was made a dame — the female equivalent of a knight — at a Buckingham Palace...
  • Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State

    Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State
    Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot. As part of the new campaign, Jordan is also attacking...
  • Islamic State's burning of Jordanian pilot draws Arab condemnation

    Islamic State's burning of Jordanian pilot draws Arab condemnation
    King Abdullah II of Jordan vowed Wednesday that his country would exact “relentless” retribution against Islamic State militants, as many in the Arab world united in revulsion after learning that a captive pilot had been burned alive in a...
  • New king in town: Saudi Arabia's Salman reshapes policy team rapidly, but reform plans unclear

    Saudi Arabia's new monarch isn't wasting time. Since assuming the throne Jan. 23, King Salman has elevated some of his closest relatives and sidelined previous power-brokers, tightened decision-making and promised lavish payouts designed to win early...
  • New Saudi king moves quickly to avoid future power struggle

    Saudi Arabia's newly ascended King Salman buried his predecessor, King Abdullah, on Friday, then moved quickly at a time of regional turmoil to allay fear of a looming power struggle among hundreds of princes in the next generation of the House of Saud....
  • King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 90

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...