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  • Does Africa need one more leader-for-life?

    Why do so many of the world's youngest countries have the longest-serving leaders? As a native of Rwanda, which has been ruled by one man for two decades, this question concerns me. Among our nation's neighbors, the Democratic Republic of Congo was ruled...
  • Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches got fast approval at State

    State Department officials gave speedy and sometimes only cursory consideration to potential conflicts of interest when approving former President Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches to global companies and foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton'...
  • Persian Gulf nations unlikely to embrace democracy despite Obama push

    ISLAMABAD When President Barack Obama meets with representatives of Saudi Arabia and five other Persian Gulf emirates at Camp David on Thursday, he's expected to raise the topic of political liberalization in their nations to make them more receptive to...
  • Egypt's justice minister resigns after comments raise uproar

    Egypt's justice minister resigned on Monday after raising a public uproar by saying in a TV interview that the children of sanitation workers are too lowly to become judges. The Sunday night comments by the minister, Mahfouz Saber, brought a heavy...
  • Cliven Bundy reaches out to man who pleaded guilty to threatening BLM

    Cliven Bundy reaches out to man who pleaded guilty to threatening BLM
    Cliven Bundy is worried about one of his supporters. On Monday, the recalcitrant Nevada rancher, who has waged a running battle of words and lawsuits with the federal government over public lands, made a phone call to an out-of-state supporter facing...
  • Macedonian opposition chief charged over wiretapping scandal

    Macedonia's political crisis accelerated Friday after prosecutors charged the leader of the main left-wing opposition party and four others for alleged involvement in a wiretapping scandal that has gripped the small Balkan country for months. Zoran Zaev'...
  • Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama

    Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama
    Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Israeli leader still claimed that President Barack Obama doesn't understand his nation's vital security concerns. "American leaders worry about...
  • Hundreds of thousands march against government in Brazil

    Hundreds of thousands march against government in Brazil
    Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities across the country on Sunday to protest a government beleaguered by scandal, with some calling for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment. Sunday marked 30 years since the end of the...
  • Partisanship goes overboard

    WASHINGTON -- It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the hands of the...
  • Amateur hour and the GOP letter writers

    It is a useful thing when a political party reveals itself as utterly unsuited for national leadership. This may be the one redeeming feature of Monday's letter to the Iranian government signed by 47 (or, to put it another way, all but seven) Senate...
  • U.S. needs leaders like Netanyahu

    Watching the speech delivered Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress should remind us what real leadership looks like. It isn't necessary to agree with everything he said to know you were seeing an experienced leader with...