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  • Make deal with Iran -- and keep Plan B's in back pocket

    President Obama is clearly right — and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is wrong — about the Iran nuclear negotiations. But the broader and more consequential question of Iran's place in the world is much more complicated. As I've...
  • Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria

    Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria
    Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb. Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
  • Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria

    Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria
    Six months after President Obama announced plans to degrade and destroy the Islamic State militant group, the Pentagon has identified the first batch of Syrian opposition fighters for U.S. military training to take on the group in Syria. The long...
  • Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State 'going to lose'

    Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State 'going to lose'
    Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat...
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State

    Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State
    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. The U.S....
  • Obama turns a blind eye to Iran's new emerging empire

    While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the...
  • Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors

    Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors
    Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush...
  • A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria

    A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria
    In 2011, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, a mild-mannered diplomat named Robert S. Ford, became the face of American support for the Arab Spring when he boldly visited opponents to the brutal regime of Bashar Assad in the northern city of Hama. In 2014,...
  • 8 Lebanese soldiers killed in clash with Islamists near Syria

    8 Lebanese soldiers killed in clash with Islamists near Syria
    The bodies of three more Lebanese soldiers were discovered Saturday in a battlefield near the Syrian border, bringing to eight the number killed in the latest clashes with Syrian Islamist rebels, authorities said. The intense gun battles have again...
  • King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 90

    King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 90
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...
  • Ridiculing of leaders through satire has a long history

    More than a million people — including a camera-friendly rack of world leaders — took to the streets of Paris last weekend to march in support of free expression in the wake of the killing of cartoonists and others at the satirical magazine...