| Oct 15, 2010
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.
| Mar 11, 2012
| 9:50 AM
TOKYO (CNN) -- Japan gathered Sunday amid tears, prayers and a moment of silence to mark one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands, and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisisin a quarter century.
Throngs nationwide observed a moment...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Your article "Israel approves new east Jerusalem housing" (Aug.12) shows once again that Israel is more interested in stealing Palestinian land than in a peace settlement with the Palestinians.
Israel has been brutally oppressing the Palestinians for...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
In September, the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas plans to bring a statehood petition to the United Nations. The initial plan is to bring it to the Security Council for approval. If the U.S. vetoes it, as expected, the PA will then bring it to...
| May 11, 2011
| 1:41 PM
The search for Osama bin Laden lasted more than 10 years, through three U.S. presidencies. Under President Bill Clinton in the mid-1990s, our intelligence agencies began their relentless pursuit of bin Laden. The death of almost 3,000 innocent men,...
| May 24, 2011
| 4:30 AM
The recent article on President Obama's interactions with Israel ("Obama sticks to Mideast vision, seeks to calm Israel," May 22) demonstrates how flawed U.S. foreign policy is because of our politicians are always pandering to Israel and its powerful...
| 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,...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 1:30 AM
How should we react to the Arab Spring?
President Barack Obama's May 19 Mideast policy speech outlined the key issues well.
Despite the unnecessary distraction of his proposal to set the 1967 borders of Israel as the starting point of a future peace...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Steven Edward Skinner, 53, died at his home on Feb. 8, 2012.
Born Dec. 23, 1958, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Phillip Owen Skinner of Hagerstown, Md., and the late Marian Lee Auchincloss.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1977...