| May 29, 2013
The civil war in Syria is heading in the wrong direction. In the last year, rebels had won control of big slices of territory, including much of the country's largest city, Aleppo. But those gains prompted a surge of military aid to Syrian President...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:25 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2011
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...
| Jun 12, 2011
On May 1, 1961, Inez Harlow flew into the history books.
The 23-year-old flight attendant had been suspicious of the slim passenger from the moment he boarded the National Airlines Convair CV-440 in Miami.
"He had dark glasses on, his collar up,...
| Sep 21, 2010
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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 1:12 PM
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...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
KATMANDU, Nepal — Nepal announced the formation of a caretaker government Tuesday and settled into a tense calm after a weekend constitutional crisis led the prime minister to call elections, some four years and several shaky governments after the...
| Apr 17, 2011
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...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:32 PM
For the mainstream Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and its archrival the Islamist Hamas, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since June 2007, the turmoil in Egypt is a source of concern. In the West Bank, the pro-West Palestinian......
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:39 PM
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....
| Feb 7, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Police barracks in Rafah, the town in North Sinai that borders the Gaza strip, came under attack early Monday when a group of unknown perpetrators fired rocket-propelled grenades at the building, Egyptian media reported. According to Agence France-Presse,...