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  • Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

    Nuri al-Maliki stuck to his guns and refused to accept his removal as Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday, but his hold on power was tenuous as Iran's supreme leader, a long-time Maliki ally, publicly backed his replacement. Taking to state television as...
  • Chinese couple abducted, home razed; case points to weak rule of law

    If you don’t know how to make a homemade cannon or master martial arts like Bruce Lee, if you don’t have a foreigner as your spouse or have money to hire a professional guard, you might be out of luck if your home happens to stand in the way...
  • The real lesson of the UM's move to the Big 10 [Letter]

    The real lesson of the UM's move to the Big 10 [Letter]
    The article, "UM will give up $31 million to end ACC exit fee fight," (Aug. 9), really misses the big point, and that is the corruption in Maryland state government exhibited by President Wallace Loh and the Board of Regents of the University of...
  • Social Security report doesn't reveal surplus has been spent

    The release of the annual Social Security Trustees Report brought out the same stale arguments from both the optimists and the pessimists who have been around for decades. The pessimists insist that Social Security is going broke, and the optimists...
  • Kevin J. Fandl: Anti-immigration rhetoric won't reform system

    Kevin J. Fandl: Anti-immigration rhetoric won't reform system
    Thousands of children from Central America have entered the United States unlawfully in recent months, many of them fleeing horrific violence. As the Border Patrol and the immigration courts are overwhelmed with these unaccompanied minors, many have...
  • A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party

     A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party
    The past few years have shown us that our political system is operating like a well-oiled machine, assuming that machine's primary purpose is to function horribly while producing nothing of value. Stubbornness and disagreement have been raised to art...
  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO

    Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO
    Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on its website on Thursday. The death toll from...
  • 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...
  • Russian aid convoy for Ukraine takes turn for the confrontational

    Russian aid convoy for Ukraine takes turn for the confrontational
    A Russian convoy carrying aid for civilians trapped in separatist-controlled Luhansk in eastern Ukraine diverted from its agreed route to the Ukrainian border Thursday, drawing warnings from Kiev that it will be blocked "with all the forces available"...
  • White House commends Maliki for stepping aside as Iraqi prime minister

    White House commends Maliki for stepping aside as Iraqi prime minister
    Caving in to relentless pressure at home and abroad to step aside, Nuri al-Maliki dropped his bid for a third term as prime minister of Iraq on Thursday and pledged support for his replacement, moderate Shi'ite Haider al-Abadi. Appearing on state...