| Apr 23, 2015
| 3:33 PM
The U.S. House passes a bill. It goes to the Senate, which passes it. Then it goes to the president to sign it into law or to veto the bill. That's how it works. Where do Republicans have to negotiate to have the president sign it into law? If Obama...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 8:20 AM
Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi escaped a death sentence Tuesday when a criminal court handed him a 20-year prison term in connection with a deadly protest that took place during his tenure in office.
It was the first in an expected series of...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 6:04 PM
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his famous 1933 inaugural address in which he said that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself," he added an important clarification describing this fear as "a nameless, unreasoning, unjustified...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 12:51 PM
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on a monthslong hunger strike to life in prison Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news.
Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent member of...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:15 AM
Widening a 20-month-old campaign against Islamist groups, an Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a terrorist organization.
Hamas denounced the ruling, which appeared a death knell to Egypt’s already-stalled efforts to mediate a long-term...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 1:15 PM
The last time an Arab-led force marshaled armies from across the region against a common enemy –- Israel -- the result was a resounding defeat that would shape the Mideast for decades to come.
Now, nearly 50 years later, Arab states are joining...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 8:44 PM
The tragic terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis last week put Tunisia on the map again, but for the wrong reasons. Although the nation faces serious terrorist threats from the spillover violence in Libya, Islamic State recruitment and Al...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 11:40 AM
I couldn't believe the letters to the editor condemning the Republicans for sending that letter to Iran.
First, Iran supports terrorists so it's people like President Obama and the Democrats who are negotiating with them that are the traitors. This is...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:10 AM
If it were up to Zahi Hawass, international boots would be on the ground in Iraq, assigned to guard or rescue winged divinities and other relics of ancient Sumeria, Assyria and Babylon that have fallen in harm's way because of the religious fanaticism...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 1:11 PM
The worshipers pumped their fists to the rhythm of the chant, the younger ones among them, including children, whipping their arms high above their heads.
“God is great!” came the refrain. “Death to America! Death to Israel! A curse...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:11 PM
The horror in Libya could have come from a Hieronymus Bosch painting of hell: 21 knife-wielding figures hacking the heads off 21 young men in orange jumpsuits along the shoreline, blood staining the surf red. But this was no imagined scene — it...