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  • Biden can not resist speaking the truth [Commentary]

    Biden can not resist speaking the truth [Commentary]
    Most of the pundit class sees Vice-President Joe Biden as the king of gaffes. The man commits verbal faux pas with regularity, much to the chagrin of White House spinmeisters desperate to deliver a unified message. Like a bad Catholic in a confessional,...
  • The double game our allies play

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • Panetta exposes a cautious, reticent president

    Panetta exposes a cautious, reticent president
    Disloyal or not, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delivered a root-and-branch critique of President Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East. In his new book, "Worthy Fights," and in related interviews, Panetta contends that the White House...
  • Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani, Syria, but militants hit Iraq

    Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani, Syria, but militants hit Iraq
    Kurdish defenders held off Islamic State militants in Syria's border town of Kobani on Sunday, but the fighters struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds in the north and assassinating a provincial police commander in the west. The...
  • Guerrilla groups hunt down Islamic State in Syria

    Guerrilla groups hunt down Islamic State in Syria
    Small groups of Syrians are hunting down Islamic State fighters in one of their main strongholds in eastern Syria in a new guerrilla campaign that has emerged as a response to the Islamists' growing brutality. The main aim is to generate fear in Islamic...
  • Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria

    Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria
    Kurdish civilians in Turkey gaze skyward as warplanes rumble above the embattled city of Kobani, just across the border in Syria. Late Wednesday afternoon, a massive explosion shakes a hilltop where, a few days ago, Islamic State militants had raised...
  • Iron will needed to overcome allies' double game, beat ISIS

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • Kurds describe intense combat in Kobani, Syria, but vow to fight on

    Simko Karamogh sits smoking a cigarette and recounts a close-quarters gun battle with an Islamic State fighter in the besieged city of Kobani. “We shot him three times but he must have had some kind of drugs,” recalled Karamogh, a 35-year-...
  • U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks

    U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks
    The United States said on Friday that it sees a higher chance of reprisal attacks on members of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group since they began airstrikes against the fighters last month. In a periodic update of its...
  • Catalogue of woes puts Washington in the doldrums

    WASHINGTON -- Baseball lore recalls that legendary manager Casey Stengel, when running the hapless 1962 New York Mets, forlornly asked his charges: "Can't anybody here play this game?" It's an appropriate question right now in the nation's capital...
  • Turkey Playing Double Game With Kurds

    During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can match Stalin for...