| Mar 9, 2014
When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, one of his selling points was the promise of a more modest foreign policy than that of his predecessor. And when Obama won reelection 16 months ago, he renewed that pledge. Drone strikes against Al Qaeda would...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- Later this month, U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Here's hoping he decides to stay home and help his daughters with their homework instead.
America's decreasing influence in the Middle East and Eurasia might be the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:48 AM
CAIRO – Egypt’s presidential election, previously set for this spring, could be pushed back to midsummer, state media reported.
The office of interim President Adly Mansour was quoted as saying Wednesday that the new deadline for the vote...
| Mar 14, 2014
The European Union and the United States recognize that there are ways they could play constructive roles in resolving the Ukraine crisis. But some of the suggestions revolving around natural gas and oil being floated suggest a profound misunderstanding...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Never mind! Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday an Illinois man did not contract MERS from an infected business associate after all.
The case, announced May 17, was believed to have been the first instance...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 1:15 PM
A prominent Iranian military figure has been killed while fighting in Syria, according to both Syrian opposition and Iranian government sources, adding to mounting evidence of Tehran's military assistance to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:46 PM
In another sign of the silencing of dissent in Egypt, a popular political satirist, Bassem Youssef, announced Monday that his weekly television show had come to an end.
Speculation had grown about the fate of the prime-time show, “The Program"...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
How big is this planet? Here's how big. On one side, we pass laws to ensure gay couples can marry. On the other side, a wife is sentenced to death for refusing to denounce her religion.
Right now, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, sits in a Sudanese prison, nursing...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Should we be worried about MERS? The World Health Organization says not really, at least not yet.
So why don’t I feel better? (Not literally. That’s rhetorical: I mean, I feel fine, really. Allergies, maybe. Just a little tickle in the...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:27 PM
The Pentagon is considering transferring Pvt. Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking national security materials, to a civilian prison for treatment of her gender disorder, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters in Saudi Arabia,...