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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...
  • Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?

     Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?
    Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take — and how their strategies would make a difference. Republican presidential candidates are unanimous in...

    Time for Johnny to come marching home from Iraq

    If Iraqis won't fight for their nation's survival, why on earth should we? This is the question posed by the fall of Ramadi, which revealed the emptiness at the core of U.S. policy. President Obama's critics are missing the point: Ultimately, it doesn't...

    The city that makes Rome blush: 5 reasons why Palmyra's ruins are so important

    The fate of one of the world's most important archaeological treasures hangs in the balance after the Islamist militant group ISIS overwhelmed the historic city of Palmyra, also known as Tadmur.  The city contains the ruins of what, according to UNESCO,...

    Rachel Marsden: Americans deserve a better return on diplomatic missions

    PARIS -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Sochi, Russia, this week, apparently to play dumb with the Russians on the taxpayer's dime. In advance of Kerry's visit, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said at a press briefing, "Well, I don't...