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  • One year after shocking capture of Mosul, Islamic State remains formidable

    IRBIL, Iraq One year after the Islamic State stormed out of eastern Syria to take control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, last June 10, it remains a formidable force, with few signs that a U.S.-led bombing campaign has significantly blunted its...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Iraq can't be fixed

    Like Humpty Dumpty, Iraq has had a great fall and can't be put back together again. Like the egg-shaped nursery rhyme character, its fall and its fracture were all but inevitable. That's because Iraq, like Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, was always an...
  • In Jerusalem passport case, Supreme Court bolsters Obama's foreign policy power

    In Jerusalem passport case, Supreme Court bolsters Obama's foreign policy power
    The Supreme Court on Monday bolstered the constitutional role of the president, and not Congress, in setting the nation’s foreign policy, declaring the executive office has the “exclusive power” to recognize foreign governments and...
  • Islamic State militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    Islamic State militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists
    Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The...
  • Why Obama deserves the bulk of the blame for Iraq

    Why Obama deserves the bulk of the blame for Iraq
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State group coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it's the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle...
  • Tarik Aziz, Iraqi diplomat who spoke for Saddam Hussein, dies at 79

    Tarik Aziz, the once-unflappable diplomat whose face became synonymous with the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein, has died, according to reports Friday from Iraq. He was 79. Aziz, who had been in custody since surrendering to U.S. forces in 2003, died of a...
  • UN, Iran head for showdown over nuclear inspections

    The chief U.N. nuclear inspector said Monday that Iran has already committed to letting his experts see Iranian military sites and Iranian atomic scientists despite an alleged ban by Tehran, deepening a confrontation over how much openness Iran must...
  • Trudy Rubin: Obama's tacit alliance with Iran against the Islamic State is doomed to failure

    Ever since key Iraqi and Syrian cities fell to the Islamic State last month, the administration has been scrambling to adjust its tactics. Rather than revamp a failed strategy, U.S. officials now appear ready to rely (at least tacitly) on Iran to help...
  • An American reporter, hostage in Iran

    An American reporter, hostage in Iran
    Jason Rezaian, the Tehran bureau chief of the Washington Post, wrote two interesting stories from Iran last July — about fear of an epic water shortage and the cult popularity of baseball. Then Rezaian disappeared from the pages of the Post ......
  • Trial of Washington Post reporter jailed in Iran set to begin May 26

    Trial of Washington Post reporter jailed in Iran set to begin May 26
    A Washington Post journalist jailed in Iran on espionage and other charges for almost 10 months is scheduled to go on trial next week, his lawyer and news outlets said Tuesday. Jason Rezaian, 39, the newspaper's bureau chief in Tehran, will face trial...
  • Knowing What You Know Now, Mrs. Clinton ...

    Knowing What You Know Now, Mrs. Clinton ...
    The media have had great fun asking the Republican presidential candidates whether they would have gone to war in Iraq had they known there were no weapons of mass destruction. Whenever the media can corner Hillary Clinton, they might ask some what-if...