| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes "a top national security adviser" to the president as saying the U.S. is "'not going to be restricted by borders' to protect...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The on-again, off-again war in Gaza and Israel is on again, with a massive barrage of rockets fired at whatever targets Hamas can hope to reach in the Jewish state -- Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, anything and everything in between. The Israelis then strike back...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 9:37 PM
For years, Aecom Technology Corp. focused on engineering and design work for projects as diverse as a new financial district in Saudi Arabia in 2008 and a high-speed rail link from Hong Kong to mainland China in 2009.
But customers now want companies...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Veteran Sun television reviewer David Zurawik writes that "no one is doing a more thorough job of covering the death and destruction in Gaza than Al Jazeera" ("Gripping, heartrending Gaza images lead to shift in PR war," July 25).
"Social media are...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:58 PM
The ongoing Gaza crisis seems to have broken a lot of crockery in the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Malicious attacks on Secretary of State John Kerry, tough Obama administration statements on the "appalling" nature of Israeli strikes causing civilian...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
For more than a week, Nawar and Tayseer Adnan remained in their family home, avoiding the Islamic State militants who had seized their village, and secretly feeding intelligence to Kurdish Iraqi troops plotting a way to retake it.
When the offensive...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive Tuesday to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans "in any place."
In Geneva, the...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The U.S. State Department has issued several new warnings — none surprising but all important — as trouble plagues the Middle East and Africa.
Iraq: In an Aug. 10 warning, the agency warns travelers "against all but essential travel to Iraq....
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:58 PM
A drone attack killed three suspected al Qaeda militants on Saturday in Yemen's eastern Hadramout province, a local official told Reuters.
"The three armed men were traveling in a vehicle along a desert stretch between Yemen and Saudi Arabia's border...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Iraq swung Friday between conflicting emotions: relief that Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s resignation had averted a destabilizing power struggle and uneasiness over the challenges facing the country’s new leader.
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni heartland offered their conditional backing on Friday for a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens to tear the country apart.