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  • McManus: Romney vs. Obama on foreign policy

    In a presidential campaign dominated by voters' unhappiness with the economy, it took a tragedy — the killing of a U.S. ambassador by Libyan extremists — to prompt a real debate on foreign policy. It may be tempting to decide that last week's...
  • International court gets first African female head prosecutor

     
    Fatou Bensouda was sworn in Friday at The Hague as the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the second person ever to hold that title, the first African to do so and the first woman. She takes the reins at an uneasy moment in the short...
  • McManus: Susan Rice, done in by the 'fiscal cliff'

    McManus: Susan Rice, done in by the 'fiscal cliff'
    It's no secret that Senate Republicans, led by John McCain, took aim at Susan Rice. The only question is, why? It wasn't primarily her views on foreign policy; Rice and McCain actually aren't that far apart on many issues. (They both pressed for U.S....
  • Islamist rebels in Mali destroy Timbuktu historic sites

     
    Radical Islamists affiliated with Al Qaeda used axes, shovels and automatic weapons to destroy tombs and other cultural and religious monuments in northern Mali for a third day on Monday, including bashing in the door of a 15th Century mosque in Timbuktu,...
  • War crimes court staff accused of spying released in Libya

     
    Libya has released four staffers from the International Criminal Court who were detained after meeting with the imprisoned son of deposed strongman Moammar Kadafi, the court said Monday....
  • Libya's wild ride: First post-Kadafi elections chaotic, hopeful

     
    It's been nearly half a century since the people of Libya were consulted about who should lead them. So long that fewer than 5% of Libyans have any memory of voting in an election before Moammar Kadafi seized power in 1969 and banned politics as bourgeois...
  • 54 African migrants die trying to reach Italy on inflatable boat

     
    African migrants die of thirst at sea trying to reach Europe, according to UNHCR: An Eritrean man was the sole survivor when an inflatable boat trying to reach Italy was lost at sea, according to the UNHCR. The man, found floating on the remains of the...
  • Annan returns to Syria to continue peace talks

     
    United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Damascus on Sunday for his latest round of talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The former U.N chief’s arrival in the Syrian capital came after Annan acknowledged to a French newspaper that his...
  • Goldberg: Obama's foreign policy follies

    Goldberg: Obama's foreign policy follies
    It's Day 20 for the Benghazi CSI-team hostage crisis. That's how long an FBI forensic team has been trying to gain access in Libya to what the State Department still calls a crime scene — the Obama administration's preferred term for the location of...
  • McManus: Inching toward Syria

    Military intervention in the Muslim world seems to bring the United States nothing but grief. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya: None looks much like a success story now. Yet the Obama administration is edging reluctantly into a civil war in Syria, aiding rebels...
  • Egypt's new president challenges military leaders on parliament

     
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi challenged the nation’s military leaders Sunday by calling for parliament to reconvene, weeks after a high court ruled to dissolve the chamber amid fears that Islamists would dominate the government....
  • Can 'Innocence of Muslims' trailer really be that potent?

    The Obama administration's omnibus answer to why the Middle East (and now the much of the Muslim world) is in near open rebellion against the United States: The video did it. The follow-up question no one seems to be asking is "What if the...