18 hrs ago
Giants' Bumgarner perfect through 6 innings
A U.S. official says an American man reported to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State.
20 hrs ago
So, I Asked the Russian Ambassador What He Thinks of NATO
The Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, spoke at the University of Virginia on Tuesday evening, in an event organized by the Center for Politics , which no doubt has video of the proceedings.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Family of Peter Theo Curtis awaits his return
The mother of freed journalist Peter Theo Curtis awaited her son's return after hearing a Syrian terror group that was holding him hostage had released him.
#PreMarket Primer: Monday, August 25: Tension In Ukraine Runs High On Independence Day
With Russian President Vladimir Putin set to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday, tension in Ukraine looked ready to boil over this weekend as the country's Independence Day celebrations set the stage for more hostility.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Whisper it in Washington but Putin may have been right about Syria all along
What a difference a year makes. Around this time last year, the West was gearing up for military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was accused of carrying out chemical weapons attacks on his own people.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Syrian medical society in Philadelphia provides help for war-torn home
A child struggling for breath after a nerve-gas attack; a nurse attending to victims of barrel bombs; the tears of a Syrian doctor after a missile destroyed his hospital.
'I regret Russian aid convoy issue became highly-politicized' - UN humanitarian chief
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos gestures, at an U.N. humanitarian assistance for refugees point in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk August 23, 2014 The UN recognizes the dire situation in east Ukraine, and underlines the importance of avoiding politicizing ... (more)
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Midday Roundup: Combating the Islamic State's 'apocalyptic' vision
Shock and awe. Speaking at a news conference Thursday, U.S. defense leaders called ISIS, the terror group scourging northern Iraq, the most dangerous threat the United States has faced in years.
New details emerge in Foley kidnapping, email threats
New details are emerging surrounding the beheading of an American journalist by a militant group.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Why the Passive Voice on Confronting ISIS?
There is something to be said for having an aloof, unemotional intellectual as commander in chief.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
American killed in Syria a journalist at heart
Journalist James Foley was captured once covering the uprising in Libya so he knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there.
Is Barack Obama More of a Realist Than I Am?
I had a strange thought late last week, while chatting with a colleague about the various hot spots that are dominating the news and interfering with U.S. President Barack Obama's vacation.
'50,000 IS members in Syria'
BEIRUT, Aug 19, : The jihadist Islamic State has more that 50,000 fighters in Syria and recruited 6,000 last month alone, the Britainbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.
The Daily Star
After 3 years of war, Damascus 'least liveable' city
Buildings damaged during battles between Syrian troops and rebels stand along an empty street in Mliha, some 10 kilometers southeast of downtown Damascus, Syria August 15, 2014.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Krauthammer: Why Hillary Clinton got it right about Obama's foreign policy
President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on July 29 as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Laina Farhat-Holzman: Proxy wars have unanticipated consequences
Getting somebody else to fight while you watch is an old idea. "Let me hold your coat," says an onlooker in a bar fight.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Walid Phares: It's 'Not True' ISIS Siege on Yazidis Is Over
Middle East expert Walid Phares said a report from the Pentagon was "not true" that the siege by militant forces against Yazidi refugees stranded on a mountaintop in Iraq was over.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Ghana Cedi fallen by 23%, not 40% - " Gov't
The Government of Ghana has rebuffed local and international media reports that the currency of the world's second-largest gold producer has fallen by 40 percent since January this year.
New York Post
Hammering Obama: Hillary has only begun
She was the obvious choice. But you believed you were strong enough without her, and worried that Bill would be impossible to control.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The condition of civilians caught in conflict zones needs to be taken up more seriously by the UN and other international organisations.