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  • Syria accuses Jordan of sponsoring terrorist groups on its soil

    Syria accuses Jordan of sponsoring terrorist groups on its soil
    The Syrian government on Monday issued a scathing rebuke of Jordan, accusing its southern neighbor of sponsoring terrorist groups on Syrian soil despite Amman's stepped-up aerial bombardment of the militant faction Islamic State. Syria also said it...
  • History lesson on Christianity falls short at prayer breakfast

    There is no doubt that President Obama's remarks about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week were historically accurate. But they were also — let's face it — glib, facile and patronizing. I must immediately dissociate...
  • Logic of ISIS barbarism rests with destablization of Jordan

    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...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 2, 2015

     
    In today's Pictures in the News: Beverly Hills: Julianne Moore arrives at the Beverly Hills Hilton for the Oscar nominees' luncheon for the 87th Academy Awards. Washington, D.C.: President Obama takes a closer look at the silver hockey stick he was...
  • Western unity over Ukraine-Russia crisis begins to show cracks

    Western unity over Ukraine-Russia crisis begins to show cracks
    Through nine months of struggle to halt Russia’s military thrust into Ukraine, Western unity has been a foremost priority for American and European leaders. Now, with the crisis entering a dangerous new phase, that solid front is in danger of...
  • Crowded field seeks GOP nomination for 2016

    Never in memory have so many presidential hopefuls plunged this early before an election year into the money chase to put themselves on the path to the White House. And for whatever reason, all of them are Republicans. The latest to announce an...
  • American hostage Kayla Mueller's boyfriend describes effort to free her

    American hostage Kayla Mueller's boyfriend describes effort to free her
    Kayla Mueller was in a detention cell in Syria, face to face with her boyfriend who was posing as her husband. Had she told her captors she was married to Omar Alkhani, she might have been freed from the hands of Islamic State militants, he said. Instead,...
  • Satisfying hawks and doves: Obama's ambivalent war logic

    WASHINGTON — President Obama's request to Congress for authority to use military force against the Islamic State explains his view of why to fight this war. But it doesn't really tell us how. Obama has asked to be liberated and constrained at...
  • Islamic State executed nearly 2,000 people in six months: monitor

    The Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday. Islamic State also killed 120 of its own members, most of them...
  • In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive

     In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive
    From the hilltop mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, a panoramic sweep of this modern capital shows skyscrapers, five-star hotels, bustling residential districts and, to the west, an extravagant new official residence...
  • 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...