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  • Lebanon, Syria forge formal ties

     
    by Liz Sly BEIRUT -- Lebanon and Syria formally established diplomatic relations Wednesday for the first time since they won their independence in the 1940s, a historic move that was overshadowed by a bombing in the northern Lebanese port city...
  • Islamic State Savagery Entangles U.S.

    What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion?...

    Where have all the allies gone?

    The so-called Islamic State has left destruction everywhere that it has gained ground. But as in the case of the tribal Scythians, Vandals, Huns or Mongols of the past, sowing chaos in its wake does not mean that the Islamic State won't continue to seek...

    Enjoying the possibility of a Hillary Clinton run

    Pardon me for drifting away from my usual column topics and delving into American politics. I have to do it, for my mother was a feminist pioneer in Cuba. She was the first woman to have a radio program. She was an ardent proponent of the United Nations...

    John Kass: Obama needs to clarify murky Middle East mission

    Can President Barack Obama lead a coalition to degrade or destroy the terrorists of the Islamic State? He stared resolutely into the camera from the White House last week, talking of war and threats. He's a good talker. He enunciated. But the ideas...