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  • Martin Schram: Obama has reached his Jimmy Carter moment

    Belatedly but, we hope, finally! we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the Carterization of Barack Obama's presidency. It has come not a moment too soon. We can only hope that it is real and not too late. President Obama is scrambling to halt...
  • With Islamic State on march, Lebanon's Christians must agree on president

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - With minorities facing death and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Lebanon's Christians must lay aside their rivalries and agree on who should fill the vacant presidency, a leading Druze politician has...
  • Iraqis who aided US military seek to resettle here amid new violence

    ATLANTA Terrorists sought to kidnap and kill Hadi Lazim when he served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Baghdad during the war in Iraq. He fled to the U.S. with a special visa in 2010 and has steadily helped his five sons legally immigrate here...
  • Syrian forces retake Damascus suburb in another setback for rebels

    Syrian forces retake Damascus suburb in another setback for rebels
    Syrian forces regained control over a strategic suburb of the capital on Thursday as rebels under heavy bombardment said they were forced to withdraw. The fall of Mleiha, the Damascus suburb that the rebels had controlled for nearly two years, is a...
  • U.S. strikes have slowed, not weakened Iraq militants: Pentagon

    A series of U.S. airstrikes since last week has slowed the operational tempo of the Islamic State, the militant group that has seized large parts of northern Iraq, but is unlikely to substantially weaken the group, the Pentagon said on Monday. "We...
  • Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government

    Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government
    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. One of...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama repeating past mistakes in Iraq

    Despite its military supremacy, the U.S. under the command of President Barack Obama is at risk of having an upstart group of Islamic terrorists take over Iraq -- all because politically straitjacketed American military might has struggled against...
  • Islamic State militants advance in northern Syria

    Islamic State militants advance in northern Syria
    Militants with the Islamic State group seized several towns in northern Syria’s Aleppo province early Wednesday, dealing a blow to rival rebel factions who were forced to withdraw from areas they took this year, according to fighters reached near...
  • Rabbi, pastor organize Boca pro-Israel rally

    Despite 96-degree heat, a crowd of about 300 Jews and Christians turned out for a pro-Israel rally on Thursday afternoon Aug. 7 in Boca Raton at the corner of Glades Road and St. Andrews Boulevard, outside of Town Center. The rally was organized by Rabbi...
  • Iraqi Yazidis describe flight from Islamic State militants

    FAYSH KHABUR, Iraq The Murad family, caked in dust and grime, trudged through a dismal gravel quarry where mangy dogs dodged bulldozers as dusk approached along the banks of the Tigris River. The Murads were among thousands of displaced Iraqis, members...
  • U.S. weighs options to evacuate desperate Yazidis from Iraqi mountain

    U.S. weighs options to evacuate desperate Yazidis from Iraqi mountain
    WASHINGTON/EDGARTOWN Mass. - The United States is exploring options to evacuate thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped on a barren mountain in northern Iraq by Islamic militants, after four nights of humanitarian relief airdrops, U.S. officials said on...