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  • Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State

    Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State
    Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot. As part of the new campaign, Jordan is also attacking...
  • Krauthammer: Jordan's outrage could be its ruin

    Krauthammer: Jordan's outrage could be its ruin
    Why did they do it? What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot? I wouldn't underestimate the absence of logic, the sheer depraved thrill of a triumphant cult reveling in its barbarism. But I...
  • The Week in Pictures | January 19 – 25, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, we begin in the Middle East, where mourners gather around the grave of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah at the Al-Oud cemetery in Riyadh. Foreign leaders gathered in the Saudi capital for...
  • John Kerry fined for failing to shovel snow

    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 his city this week,...
  • Did the first lady's uncovered head really rankle Saudis?

    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...
  • Pictures in the News | January 23, 2015

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins along the Central Coast, where he crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin suit up in tactical gear before a training exercise at dusk during their patrol mission along the California Coast....
  • 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...
  • Holocaust survivors mark 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    Holocaust survivors mark 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
    A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing...
  • 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...
  • 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...