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  • 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...
  • How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East
    The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer toward the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts. What began as a peaceful struggle to unseat a Tunisian...
  • Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city

    Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city
    A rebel force led by Islamist factions overran a major northwestern Syrian city on Saturday, rebel sources said, in what would represent an important victory for the country's beleaguered armed opposition. The Army of Conquest, a coalition of Islamist...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton, tragic hero

    The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by...
  • At least Israel has elections

    At least Israel has elections
    Your editorial criticized the recent elections in Israel, but at least that country holds elections ("Bibi's costly victory," March 18). The Palestinian Authority is greatly overdue for elections, but rather than hold them Hamas tosses its political...
  • In Syria, diplomacy is failing but humanitarian aid must not

    At this point, the best solution to the staggeringly brutal but seemingly stalemated civil war in Syria is probably a diplomatic one. But with support for Syrian President Bashar Assad from China and, more reliably, Russia, diplomacy so far has failed. As...
  • Putting a stop to Assad and his atrocities

    Putting a stop to Assad and his atrocities
    Four years ago, thousands of Syrian men, women and children took to the streets peacefully to demand their right to basic human freedoms. They were met with violence from a regime that has since systematically intensified its brutality. The killing has...
  • Keystone Kops government

    What has gone wrong with the U.S. government in the past month? Just about everything, from the fundamental to the ridiculous. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the United States to warn Congress about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. He...
  • Kerry seeks peace talks with Syria's Assad

    Kerry seeks peace talks with Syria's Assad
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he is willing to negotiate personally with Syrian President Bashar Assad to end that country's four-year-old conflict. With 215,000 dead and no sign that the Syrian civil war is about to wind down, the United...
  • John Kerry says he's willing to talk with Syria's Bashar Assad

     
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he would be willing to talk with Syrian President Bashar Assad to stem that nation's violence....