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  • 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...
  • Rachel Marsden: Americans deserve a better return on diplomatic missions

    PARIS -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Sochi, Russia, this week, apparently to play dumb with the Russians on the taxpayer's dime. In advance of Kerry's visit, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said at a press briefing, "Well, I don't...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russia's Putin

    Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russia's Putin
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to ease badly strained relations over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, but the tone ahead of the meeting didn't augur well for a breakthrough on any of the...
  • Iraq's foreign minister addresses ties with both U.S. and Iran

    Iraq's foreign minister addresses ties with both U.S. and Iran
    As Iraq's government attempts to reclaim territory seized by the extremist group Islamic State, it has accepted military aid from two rival powers, the United States and Iran. It is a difficult balancing act. U.S. officials were troubled by the role...
  • What the Persian Gulf states want: Iran kept at bay

    What the Persian Gulf states want: Iran kept at bay
    This week, President Obama will gather kings, emirs and sheiks from the oil-rich monarchies of the Persian Gulf at Camp David for a summit aimed at bolstering the U.S. alliance with their Sunni Muslim government. It's an uncomfortable marriage of...
  • Speak Out: Unions have lost their purpose

    Speak Out: Unions have lost their purpose
    Unions had a purpose back in the 1920s, but the only thing they do now is increase the prices that we pay for goods and services to the benefit of a small percentage of Illinois workers. When unions push for more money for their members, guess who ends up...
  • U.S. starts training Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

    U.S. starts training Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State
    After numerous delays, the U.S. military has started training dozens of Syrian fighters to help confront Islamic State militants inside the war-torn country, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday. U.S. officials have vetted and cleared more than...
  • $500-million program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled

    $500-million program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled
    Eleven months after President Obama announced plans to arm opposition fighters to confront Islamic State militants in war-torn Syria, the $500-million program to train a proxy force has yet to begin, raising questions about its viability and...
  • Obama's twisted, updated Nixon doctrine anoints Iran

    In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a "very successful regional power." His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider: • Gulf of Aden: Iran sends...