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  • Jordan's fellow Arab states react in anger to killing of pilot

    A Jordanian pilot’s brutal immolation at the hands of the militants of Islamic State drew condemnation from across the Arab world, but the grim outcome of his capture was already testing the will of regional allies taking part in the U.S.-led air...
  • Islamic State's brutality should make enemies of more Muslims

    Islamic State's brutality should make enemies of more Muslims
    On Dec. 24, a Jordanian F-16 flying as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State crashed in northeastern Syria. Militants captured the pilot. In late January, Islamic State fighters — the thugs responsible for parading and beheading...
  • Jordan executes 2 prisoners to avenge pilot Islamic State burned alive

    IRBIL, Iraq Jordan executed two prisoners early Wednesday morning to avenge the burning alive of a Jordanian fighter pilot in a move that seemed likely to thrust the usually peaceful country into the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State....
  • Jordan vows revenge after Islamic State burns alive captured pilot

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State's horrific execution of a Jordanian fighter pilot by burning him to death set a new standard of savagery for the group and seemed likely to provoke Jordan into opening a new and possibly more volatile front in a war that...
  • John M. Crisp: Obama must speak out about Badawi

    We haven't said enough about Raif Badawi. He's the Saudi Arabian blogger who was convicted of insulting Islam and sentenced to ten years in prison, a $266,000 fine and 1,000 lashes to be administered 50 at a time over 20 weeks. It's never easy to...
  • John Kerry fined for not shoveling snow

    BOSTON (AP) — John Kerry has many titles — secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president. The globe-spanning diplomat can add one more: snow shoveling scofflaw. After a blizzard dumped two feet of snow on...
  • Did the first lady's uncovered head really rankle Saudis?

    President Obama’s hastily arranged trip to Saudi Arabia was intended to shore up relations with a key U.S. ally. But it was the attire of the first lady that was the focus of much of the discussion on social media -- at least in the U.S. Obama cut...
  • Michelle Obama's uncovered head causes a stir in Saudi Arabia

    Michelle Obama's uncovered head causes a stir in Saudi Arabia
    For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live. Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of the King Abdullah, Mrs. Obama...
  • Obama, senior delegation meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman

    Obama, senior delegation meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman
    President Obama dashed from India to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in a hastily planned trip aimed at setting out on the right foot with the new leader of a key ally. Obama cut short a visit in India to be one of the first world leaders to meet with King...
  • Meghan O'Sullivan: Why Saudis are holding strong on oil prices

    Meghan O'Sullivan: Why Saudis are holding strong on oil prices
    A consensus has emerged since the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will not change course on oil policy. This consensus is probably right, at least for the short term. It is, however, correct for reasons other than the ones that...
  • Michelle Obama's outfit causes a stir in Saudi Arabia

    Michelle Obama's outfit causes a stir in Saudi Arabia
    When President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama landed in Saudi Arabia, all eyes were on the first lady's ensemble. What do you wear to meet the leader of a country known for its oppression of women? The first lady chose a fairly conservative outfit...