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BEIRUT— With violence increasingly spilling over Syria's borders, refugees swamping its neighbors and new arms transfers to both sides on the horizon, a solution to the Syrian conflict has rarely seemed so urgent — and so far beyond reach....
AMMAN, Jordan — Refugees from war-ravaged Syria began trickling back into Jordan on Saturday, a week after a more than two-year exodus had all but ceased, raising fear of thousands of Syrians stranded in the battle zone. Jordanian officials denied...
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In a time when the whetted and arbitrary deficit-reduction knife is cutting bone out of critical U.S. government programs, the image of shopping bags stuffed with CIA cash handed off on a monthly basis to Afghan President Hamid Karzai — who reigns...
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is right to resist the mounting pressure for military intervention in Syria. Action by U.S. forces may or may not make the situation better -- but certainly could make things worse. This assessment could change, of course....
Azerbaijan taunting Iran with Azerbaijani confab, Israel visit Through Tuesday, April 23 — Azerbaijan has sent its foreign minister to Israel this week for the first time since the former Soviet republic re-embraced its Islamic heritage 22 years...
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After President Obama's visit to Israel and Jordan, it's time for our reality check No. 99. For perspective, let's backtrack to Obama's June 2009 speech in Cairo. Reasonably, the President asserted, all sides were educated, smart and patriotic. If...
Tags: Islam, Camp David, Iran, Religion and Belief, Barack Obama
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In his debut diplomatic swing, Secretary of State John F. Kerry is sidestepping Pakistan for fear that Pakistanis could misinterpret a visit as American meddling in the country’s historic effort to choose a new civilian...
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BAGRAM, Afghanistan—The U.S. handed over control of the prison at Bagram air base to the Afghan government Monday, resolving a major sticking point that had been complicating relations between Washington and Kabul as both countries brace for the...
AMMAN, Jordan -- A tribal council long allied with the Jordanian monarchy has labeled King Abdullah II a Zionist agent because of comments he made in an interview with the Atlantic magazine. “You practiced the role of agent for the forces of...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Wrapping up a three day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to its heroes and to victims of the Holocaust, solemnly reaffirming the Jewish state's right to exist. Accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
AMMAN, Jordan — Standing less than 100 miles from the Syrian border, President Obama on Friday defended his administration’s reluctance to use U.S. military force to quell the civil war in that country, saying experience has shown that slow...
King Abdullah II of Jordan, a member of the dwindling band of Arab leaders who have somehow stayed in power despite the rise of what he calls a "Muslim Brotherhood crescent" across the Middle East, made an acute observation to me recently about the...
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