| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:58 PM
The ongoing Gaza crisis seems to have broken a lot of crockery in the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Malicious attacks on Secretary of State John Kerry, tough Obama administration statements on the "appalling" nature of Israeli strikes causing civilian...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Libya's main international airport has been captured by Islamist militants, the fighters and local news networks reported, as the country continued its descent into sectarian conflict and chaos.
The Islamist groups, led by a militia from the western...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The on-again, off-again war in Gaza and Israel is on again, with a massive barrage of rockets fired at whatever targets Hamas can hope to reach in the Jewish state -- Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, anything and everything in between. The Israelis then strike back...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:40 AM
ISIS has conquered large swaths of Iraq and Syria conducting mass executions, affixing severed heads to poles, cutting in half Christian babies and gouging out their eyes. An Australian turned ISIS jihadist traveled to Syria and posted his son holding a...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:28 AM
A leading international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:29 PM
For many Egyptians, Thursday marked the start of a searing anniversary.
At least three people were killed and more than 100 arrested in confrontations between protesters and Egyptian security forces on the first anniversary of the bloody dispersal of...
| Aug 18, 2014
"Great nations need organizing principles, and, 'Don't do stupid stuff,' is not an organizing principle."
Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10
Leave it to President Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Yes, Nouri al-Maliki stubbornly refused to govern inclusively in Iraq. Yes, the rule of Syria's Assad family has been brutal. And yes, Moammar Gadhafi left Libyans with little in the way of national institutions when he fell. But the pathologies of...
| Aug 4, 2014
— John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that's only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America's Arab partners, starting with the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It made no sense, not from any rational perspective. Even as Gaza was falling in all around it, Hamas kept firing rocket after rocket in the general direction of Israel, no matter how many might hit or miss or go completely astray, as when they fell...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The so-called Islamic State has left destruction everywhere that it has gained ground. But as in the case of the tribal Scythians, Vandals, Huns or Mongols of the past, sowing chaos in its wake does not mean that the Islamic State won't continue to seek...