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  • Never leave a soldier behind? Then negotiate with terrorists we must.

    The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, which we can now watch in a video provided by the Taliban, has caused spasms of outrage among Republicans (mostly) who take issue with swapping him for five high-value Taliban leaders. Conservatives, for their own...
  • Kiev calls for martial law in east Ukraine as fighting intensifies

    Pro-Russia gunmen overran three eastern Ukrainian military bases on Wednesday, making off with weapons and armored vehicles after ill-equipped government forces ran out of ammunition and fled, Kiev officials and media reported. The setbacks in the...
  • Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says

    Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says
    A rogue former army general in Libya survived an assassination attempt Wednesday as fighting and tension continued to escalate between his forces and Islamist militias loyal to the ruling General National Congress. The Libyan state news agency, LANA,...
  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Didn't vote Tuesday? Your apathy is threatening our democracy

    Didn't vote Tuesday? Your apathy is threatening our democracy
    Paltry voter participation in Tuesday’s primary election speaks volumes about the disconnect between California and its citizens.¬†Only 18.3% of registered voters, according to the secretary of state's office, bothered to participate in the process....
  • Appeals court in Chicago holds highly unusual 'secret' session

    Appeals court in Chicago holds highly unusual 'secret' session
    A federal appeals court in Chicago held a highly unusual closed-door session with government officials Wednesday after debating in public whether attorneys for a local terrorism suspect should be allowed to view confidential surveillance documents filed...
  • Syria's Assad wins third term as president in landslide victory

    The chief of Syria's election commission on Wednesday declared President Bashar Assad the victor in balloting that offered little in the way of surprises and had been widely condemned as a sham. Mohammad Jihad Lahaam, who also serves as speaker of...
  • Western couple missing in Afghanistan plead for help in videos

    Hoping to take advantage of the publicity surrounding the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the family of a then-pregnant American woman who went missing with her Canadian husband in Afghanistan in 2012 has shared two videos it received of the...
  • Hamas now supports the Palestinian Authority. How should the U.S. respond?

     Hamas now supports the Palestinian Authority. How should the U.S. respond?
    The Obama administration has angered Israel by saying that it will continue to work with, and provide assistance to, the Palestinian Authority even after a reconciliation between President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamist movement Hamas. But the...
  • Angry over new Palestinian government, Israel to expand settlements

    In an almost predictable response to recent developments, Israel announced plans to expand construction in East Jerusalem and in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, drawing Palestinian outrage and deepening tensions with the United States. The...
  • In Israel, plans to close immigrant center stir integration concerns

    What began as a neighborhood campaign against the planned closure of an immigrant absorption center in the town of Mevaseret Zion is now focusing a spotlight on the troubled integration of Ethiopian immigrants and the long-term fate of donations to Jewish...