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  • Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria

    Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria
    The Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus was already an emblem of the enormous suffering unleashed by Syria’s civil war — and that was before the militants of the Islamic State moved in. Besieged, starved and bombarded over...
  • Can we trust Iran enough to make a nuclear deal?

    To the editor: Many of those hindering the president's effort to make an Iranian nuclear agreement extol the courage of the military at war. Sadly, one rarely hears similar praise and admiration for the courage of those who seek peace. ("Give the Iran...
  • Civilians flee as Islamic State seizes Palestinian refugee camp

    Civilians flee as Islamic State seizes Palestinian refugee camp
    Civilians trapped in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria's capital fled to safer areas Saturday amid intense shelling and clashes between Palestinian armed factions and Islamic militants who took over most of the camp, Syrian activists said. A Damascus-...
  • Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner

    Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner
    When the United States and Iran began inching toward an agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear technology, optimists suggested that a deal could open the way for a broader rapprochement between the two countries. That no longer seems like even a remote...
  • No Iran deal could convert Republicans

    No Iran deal could convert Republicans
    "Reagan has accelerated the moral disarmament of the West by elevating wishful thinking to the status of political philosophy." — George F. Will, 1987, on the United States' nuclear weapons negotiations with the Soviet Union. Amid all the...
  • In fight against Islamic State, US would be better off without its Arab allies

    In fight against Islamic State, US would be better off without its Arab allies
    U.S. officials continue to insist that our Middle Eastern allies are crucial to the fight against Islamic State and to other Middle Eastern conflicts. But are they? To judge by the chaos their help has created in Syria, we'd be better off without them....
  • US and Israeli leaders must find ways to move on

    US and Israeli leaders must find ways to move on
    Since winning re-election in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he has been the target of fierce criticism from an array of sources, including the global media, political analysts, former government officers, Israeli citizens and astonishingly...
  • U.S. and Israeli leaders must find ways to move on

    U.S. and Israeli leaders must find ways to move on
    Since winning re-election in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been the target of fierce criticism from an array of sources, including the global media, political analysts, former government officers, Israeli citizens and astonishingly the U....
  • Syrians denied flag raising in Allentown

    Syrians denied flag raising in Allentown
    More than two dozen members of the sizable local Syrian community crowded Allentown City Council chambers Wednesday to protest a decision to deny the group a public flag raising. For years, city officials have allowed different cultural groups to hold...
  • Iraq army wields a double-edged sword in enlisting Shiite militias

    Iraq army wields a double-edged sword in enlisting Shiite militias
    Signs and banners drape the fences and electricity poles of Baghdad in a tapestry of religiously iconographic red, black, yellow and green. Most depict young Shiite Muslim men, replete with military uniforms, stern expressions and slogans extolling the...
  • Islamic State enters Palestinian refugee camp; Jordan closes border

    Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according...