| May 30, 2013
Aversion therapy is a process used to deter people from engaging in self-destructive habits by subjecting them to painful sensations whenever they do — say, giving them an electric shock when they light a cigarette or take a drink. The idea is...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:04 PM
JERUSALEM--As the civil war in Syria rages on and Israel is concerned about warfare and trouble moving over the border, the cargo crossing the Israeli-Syrian border Monday seemed perfectly harmless: 500 goats.
Last week, inspectors from Israel's...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:59 AM
BEIRUT -- The United Nations has called on nations not to turn back Syrian civil war refugees, whose swelling ranks now constitute the world’s fastest-growing refugee flow in almost 20 years.
“I reiterate my call to all states in the...
| Jul 21, 2013
In his use of American power and influence abroad, Barack Obama's critics say he has been reluctant, gun-shy and prone to saying one thing and doing another. They're right. They're only wrong in thinking it's a bad thing.
Egypt has undergone a...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 2:45 PM
BEIRUT — A rebel group in Syria with links to Al Qaeda was reported Sunday to have released hundreds of kidnapped Kurdish civilians after clashes with Kurdish militiamen that reflected the increasingly open hostility among armed factions in rebel-...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Syria's civil war has taken more than 100,000 lives, a tragic milestone announced by the United Nations chief Thursday along with an appeal for the warring factions to abandon the bloodletting and negotiate peace.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria — State-run Syrian media on Saturday accused antigovernment rebels of massacring more than 100 people during an assault last week on a town outside the northern city of Aleppo, the latest alleged mass killing during the Syrian...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:30 AM
President Barack Obama's recent decision to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels is just another of the administration's huge mistakes that will have dire consequences for both the United States as well as Israel ("Backers of Syrian rebels agree to send...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- "Duty, Honor, Country" is the West Point motto, but it seems to have lost what once was its compelling power over the men of the Long Gray Line, as they pursue the military careers that follow graduation. I am not speaking primarily about the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Pope Francis lamented the mass drowning of African boat people off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday as "shameful" evidence of human indifference to those in despair.
President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, where tens of thousands of...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:05 PM
New video surfaced on the Internet on Thursday purporting to show Syrian rebel fighters killing 11 prisoners they accused of taking part in massacres by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
It was the latest of many grisly videos that have...