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  • US weighs Syrian intervention, despite the consequences

    PARIS -- The present debate in the United States over making policy for a Middle East that has been profoundly changed by the events of the past three years unhappily echoes past policies that failed. They were intended to promote democracy and usually...
  • Conflicts within Islam complicate US foreign policy

    PARIS -- The unforeseen consequences of American Middle Eastern policy since the Second World War are now making themselves apparent. In the beginning, American policy was to control the principal oil-producing Muslim states. Negotiations between Franklin...
  • Syrian intervention can only lead into yet another war

    PARIS -- When Barack Obama foolishly remarked last fall that if the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria made use of chemical weapons in its fight to suppress the insurrection in that country, it would cross a "red line" so far as the American government...
  • While Russia offers peace, US grasps at credibility

    PARIS -- President Obama's speech on Syria Tuesday evening was a curious affair, a call to go to war that ended by saying: yes, but not now. He might as well have said, "But as for the future, if ignored, I shall do such things as to make the world...
  • That's the Middle East -- and the West, too

    The bloody war-by-proxy continues in Syria. It pits the embattled, increasingly desperate but still determined and far from defeated dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad against a disorganized amalgam of rebels, aka the Free Syrian Army. Each has its own array...
  • Syria's lost generation: Number of refugee children reaches 1 million

    The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives. U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year,...
  • Family paints different picture of terrorist suspect

    When officials pulled Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen off a bus bound for Mexico, they said the security guard was headed to Lebanon and planned to make his way across its rugged terrain into Syria. Traveling under the name Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, the 24-year-old...
  • Female Arab Directors Are Breaking Out of Region

    Saudi Arabia, a country that still forbids its women citizens to drive, has submitted its first-ever feature film for Academy Award consideration: "Wadjda," a critically acclaimed triumph from female Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour. Pic, which...
  • One of Syria's top commanders killed during fighting

    BEIRUT -- A Syrian general viewed as one of the nation’s top military commanders was killed in fighting in the eastern part of the country, the government and opposition activists said Thursday. The official news agency said that Maj. Gen. Jameh...
  • 9 million Syrians need help before winter, U.N. says

    BEIRUT — Syria's escalating humanitarian crisis has left more than 9 million people in the country in need of aid, according to United Nations estimates, and hopes were dashed Tuesday for peace talks this month to help end the nation's civil war....
  • Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon

    Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon
    BEIRUT—The assassination by car bomb on Friday of a prominent Lebanese political figure who was critical of the Shiite militia Hezbollah has raised the specter of greater instability in Lebanon, fueled by the war across the frontier in Syria....