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  • Nobel Peace Prize recipient is a relatively obscure watchdog

    LONDON – Hardly anyone knew it existed before last month. Its work has been criticized and its employees shot at. Bigger names, including that of a teenage girl, were thought to be ahead in line for the world’s most prestigious award. But...
  • Malala wins wide acclaim for peace work, but not the Nobel Prize

    If the Nobel Peace Prize were awarded to the most inspiring triumph of reason over brutality, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai would be booking a flight to Oslo. The Pakistani schoolgirl's activism for education and equality in defiance of Taliban bullets...
  • Inspectors visit 11 chemical weapons sites in Syria

    BEIRUT — Inspectors have visited almost half of Syria's declared chemical weapons sites as part of an ambitious plan to destroy the nation’s lethal stockpiles, an international watchdog agency said Wednesday. A team of experts in Syria has...
  • Making peace with war

    What if we had politicians who believed in the abolition of war with as much passion as the Republican right believes in the abolition of taxes? For me, the question that immediately follows is: What kind of politics draws power from resources other than...
  • Syrian activists say government attacked civilians fleeing town

    Syrian activists say government attacked civilians fleeing town
    Civilians fleeing a besieged town near Syria’s capital were attacked by government forces early Wednesday, leaving many dead and others wounded, activists and residents said. Activists in Muadhamiya had struck a deal with the Syrian government,...
  • Iran's nuclear resolve fueled by Iraq's chemical assault in war

    TEHRAN — Shahriyar Khatri was among many here welcoming news that this year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international agency that oversees a global ban on toxic armaments. "I'm...
  • Obama's 'red line' on Syria grows softer

    Obama's 'red line' on Syria grows softer
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama softened his threat to Syria over its possible use of chemical weapons, telling reporters that if conclusive proof of such activity emerges, he “would rethink a range” of retaliatory options that might not include...
  • Obama Out Of Sync With Public Opinion

    So, the stars finally aligned and our senior leaders in Washington all concurred about an important public policy initiative. Yet, even with their agreement to bomb Syria, President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader...
  • Calls For Strike On Syria Lack Credibility

    Undoubtedly you've heard that American credibility is on the line, thanks to President Barack Obama's vacillation on what to do about Syria. To bomb or not to bomb, that is always the question. Obama, indeed, seems to be stricken with indecision....
  • Obama's Rationale For Retaliation Flawed

    In his address Tuesday, President Barack Obama made a flawed case for retaliation against the use of chemical weapons in Syria based on a domino argument. The use of chemical weapons in Syria, he said, is likely to set off a subsequent chain reaction that...
  • Targeting Chemical Weapons Hazardous

    The Syrian government's alleged chemical attack on its people has brought the Obama administration and the world to the precipice of war. The proliferation of photos and personal accounts depicting the deaths of at least 1,100 Syrians leaves the...