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  • Obama must be clear: War on extremism is a war on violent Islamism

    Obama must be clear: War on extremism is a war on violent Islamism
    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar — and sometimes it's not. I couldn't help thinking of Sigmund Freud's purported quote as I listened to President Obama talk recently about terrorism and as I watched the White House and State Department...
  • Arrest of Caracas mayor sign of broader Venezuela crackdown

    Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro poured into the streets Friday to condemn the surprise arrest of Caracas' mayor for allegedly participating in a U.S.-backed plot to overthrow his government. The protests came a day after an armed commando unit...
  • Islamic State bombers kill dozens in Libyan suicide attacks

    Islamic State militants unleashed suicide bombings Friday in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people in what the group said was retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes against the extremists' aggressive new branch in North Africa. The bombings in the...
  • US names special envoy to Colombian peace process

    The United States on Friday named a special envoy to assist peace talks between rebels and the government of Colombia, a key U.S. ally struggling to end a more than half-century-old internal conflict. The decision to have Bernard Aronson, a former U.S....
  • Yemen's UN envoy says rival parties agree on new legislature

    The United Nations envoy to Yemen said Friday that rival factions, including the country's Shiite rebels, have agreed on a new legislative body to serve during the country's upcoming transition period. Jamal Benomar said that the various parties have...
  • Wordsmithing war

    Wordsmithing war
    Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity. On both Fox News and MSNBC, conversation has centered lately on the proposed war against the Islamic State and President Barack Obama's related summit with...
  • Caracas mayor who opposed government violently arrested

    Police in camouflaged uniforms smashed into the office of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma on Thursday and carried the opposition leader away in a move heightening political tensions in the socialist-run South American country. President Nicolas Maduro...
  • US, Britain say Libya needs government before weapons

    Two of the most powerful members of the U.N. Security Council are rejecting Libya's call to lift a U.N. arms embargo so it can defend itself against the Islamic State group, saying Thursday that the chaotic country needs a national unity government first....
  • 26 Floridians charged with passport fraud

    Twenty-six people in Florida have been arrested for passport fraud. U.S. State Department officials said the 26 men and women were arrested during a statewide sweep stretching from Miami to Jacksonville. The sweep took place during the first half of the...
  • Cuba sees Obama terror promise as healing of historic wound

    A year after he took office, President Ronald Reagan placed Cuba on a list of state sponsors of terror for backing leftist guerrilla groups in Central and South America. Cuba remained on the list as the Soviet Union fell, Fidel Castro stopped aiding...
  • Ukraine truce push teeters as artillery pounds Donetsk area

    KIEV, Ukraine A rebel offensive that pushed Ukrainian troops out of the strategic town Debaltseve showed few signs of relenting amid a diplomatic push to preserve last week's truce. Pro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian positions 49 times in 24...