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  • Hostage crises, then and now

    Hostage crises, then and now
    The State Department is probably very pleased with the outcome of last week's hostage crisis in Algeria, although given the loss of innocent lives it would be impolitic for officials to say so. In case you missed it, Islamic militants had held an...
  • Yelena Bonner dies at 88; wife of Andrei Sakharov was a Soviet human rights activist

    Yelena Bonner dies at 88; wife of Andrei Sakharov was a Soviet human rights activist
    Reporting from Moscow -- Yelena Bonner, human rights activist and widow of Soviet dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, has died. She was 88. Bonner died Saturday afternoon in Boston after a long illness, said her daughter, Tatiana...
  • Book review: 'White House Diary' by Jimmy Carter

    Book review: 'White House Diary' by Jimmy Carter
    Presidents Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover might be bracketed together for a number of reasons. Both were engineers by training, shared an almost theological faith in the chimera of governmental efficiency, believed effective management grew from close...
  • Richard Morefield dies at 81; diplomat was seized in Iran hostage crisis

    Richard Morefield dies at 81; diplomat was seized in Iran hostage crisis
    Richard Morefield, a former career diplomat who was the U.S. consul general in Tehran in 1979 when the American Embassy was seized by Iranian militants and he and 51 other Americans were held hostage for 444 days, has died. He was 81. Morefield, a...
  • Gingrich sees Egypt as Obama version of Iran hostage crisis

    Gingrich sees Egypt as Obama version of Iran hostage crisis
    Newt Gingrich waited until the day before Colorado's Republican presidential contest to start campaigning here, and -- as if to make up for lost time -- took the guns-blazing approach upon arrival. The former House speaker opened a rally here in this...
  • Mali asks international court to investigate alleged war crimes

     
    Mali asks the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes by rebels: Mali's government has requested the International Criminal Court at the Hague to investigate possible war crimes by Tuareg and Al Qaeda linked Islamic rebels, Ansar Dine,...
  • U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating

    U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating
    The U.S. nuclear industry is turning up the power on old reactors, spurring quiet debate over the safety of pushing aging equipment beyond its original specifications. The little-publicized practice, known as uprating, has expanded the country's nuclear...
  • Baghdad bombings leave at least 60 dead, nearly 200 injured

     
    Baghdad bombings: A string of Baghdad bombings killed at least 60 people and injured nearly 200. The attacks came just days after the last U.S. troops left Iraq....
  • Ex-President Musharraf says he will return to Pakistan this month

     
    REPORTING FROM ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- Former President Pervez Musharraf said Sunday that he planned to return to Pakistan in late January to prepare to campaign for elections, but authorities said he would be arrested as soon as he arrived at the airport....
  • Sudan and South Sudan inch back from the brink of war

     
    Sudan and South Sudan inch back from from the brink of war: South Sudan forces began a withdrawal from the strategic Sudanese oil area of Heglig, after enormous international pressure to do so. But Sudan claimed to have driven them out by force....
  • Doyle McManus: Middle East hopes and fears

    Doyle McManus: Middle East hopes and fears
    We may be the world's only remaining superpower, but we've been a secondary factor in the wave of change sweeping the Arab world. Tunisia held its revolution without American help, unless you count Facebook and Twitter. In Egypt, President Obama probably...