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  • Obama's fourth-quarter foreign policy surprises

    Six months ago, President Obama's foreign policy looked stymied. Negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians were at a dead end. Russia was gaining ground in eastern Ukraine. U.S. efforts to end the war in Syria were ineffective. A new extremist army,...
  • Exclusive: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

    Syrian businessmen and trade officials say they are worried the economic lifeline provided by Iran is under strain from plunging oil prices, despite public messages of support from Syria's strongest regional ally. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has...
  • Iranians look upon U.S.-Cuba accord with hope and a bit of envy

    Iranians look upon U.S.-Cuba accord with hope and a bit of envy
    A prominent Iranian cleric cited the U.S. normalization of relations with Cuba during weekly remarks at Friday prayers as evidence that sanctions against his country are destined to fail. “As [President] Obama and John Kerry admitted, the 55 years...
  • Flint man held in Iran said to begin hunger strike

    WASHINGTON A Flint, Mich., man who has been held in Iran for more than three years is said to be starting a hunger strike even as he asks the White House to press for his release, with the two countries in talks over Iran's proposed nuclear program. In a...
  • In Australia, Sydney siege inquiry continues amid grief, questions

    In Australia, Sydney siege inquiry continues amid grief, questions
    As the investigation of Sydney’s deadly hostage siege continued Tuesday, thousands of Australians paid tribute to the victims, pouring out their grief and leaving flowers near the crime scene at a busy downtown pedestrian thoroughfare. Initial...
  • Iran nuclear talks: What's at stake and what's happened so far

    Diplomats seeking to limit Iran's nuclear program have long said they wouldn't keep bargaining if officials in Tehran proved unwilling to budge. But after a year of frazzling negotiations and two missed deadlines, the diplomats have done just that....
  • From Florida to al-Qaida: Militant spent last years at Iran-Pakistan-Afghan border

    ISLAMABAD Raised-in-America militant Adnan El Shukrijumah, who left his family's home in Miramar, Fla., in 2001 to become a top leader in al-Qaida, evaded detection by U.S. security agencies for more than a decade by moving between safe houses in remote...
  • The interim nuclear agreement with Iran may be as good as it gets

    The interim nuclear agreement with Iran may be as good as it gets
    Some of the world's leading diplomats including Secretary of State John F. Kerry worked right up until their self-imposed deadline of Nov. 24 trying to reach agreement with Iran on limits to that country's nuclear program. But when the latest round of...
  • Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah

    Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees. Obama and...
  • Psychologist: Senate's torture report makes false charges

    Psychologist: Senate's torture report makes false charges
    One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects "took things out of context" and made false accusations. "It's a...
  • Don't let Palestinian extremism hijack debate about policing in America

    Don't let Palestinian extremism hijack debate about policing in America
    A winter of discontent is brewing in America. Over the last fortnight, large parts of the country have seethed with anger, first at the decision of a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael...