| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions -- the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values.
A quite different French version sought...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Who are we at war with in the Middle East?
At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question with an obvious answer. We are at war with the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Moreover, "war" is the exact descriptor to use,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:05 AM
The four men knelt in the sand, hands bound and heads bowed. And in what has become a grisly Middle Eastern trope, a video camera's merciless eye recorded their scripted confessions — swiftly followed by their beheadings.
At least nine such...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:25 PM
It was a telling contrast: a high-profile shout-out Tuesday from President Obama to Arab allies who joined in U.S.-led airstrikes against Sunni Muslim militants in Syria – coupled with cautious, distancing and sometimes belated statements from the...
| Sep 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — It was just like the good old days.
Scooter Libby was in the front row. Paul Wolfowitz was in the second. And on the stage was Dick Cheney, beating the drums of war.
"The situation is dire, and defeating these terrorists will...
| Aug 25, 2014
While ISIS continues to massacre and execute anyone refusing to convert to Islam, an Australian turned ISIS jihad traveled to Syria and posted his son holding a severed head with the caption; "That's my boy!" Their prime minister promptly reacted; "This...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:18 AM
An hours-long power outage in the Egyptian capital and elsewhere in the country on Thursday stranded commuters, disrupted TV broadcasts and trapped a small but unlucky cohort in elevators as daytime temperatures topped 100 degrees.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Question: Who said this about the war on terror? "I don't think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world."
Answer: Not Barack Obama, but the president he...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Egyptian authorities will try jailed former President Mohamed Morsi for allegedly providing official secrets to the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar in what the state prosecutor called Egypt's biggest espionage case ever.
By leveling new espionage charges...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
This fall, in the bustling media hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the more ancient Arab capitals of Cairo and Marrakech, festival execs are promising a bumper crop of Arab cinema.
It's a harvest that regional players have spent several years cultivating....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:08 PM
After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not...