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  • A rationality shutdown

    In an agony of stupidity, the government shuts down. Only some of it shuts down, of course. The part that stays open is the part that's at war. "Those of you in uniform will remain on your normal duty status," the president said. "The threats to our...
  • Libyan prime minister abducted, freed; militia cites U.S. raid

    Libyan prime minister abducted, freed; militia cites U.S. raid
    CAIRO -- Libya slipped deeper into turmoil Thursday when gunmen staged a brief but brazen abduction of the country’s prime minister, storming into a luxury hotel in the capital, Tripoli, and seizing him. He was freed hours later, Libya’s...
  • Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize

    Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize
    LONDON -- In a possible preview of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement, the European Union awarded its top human rights prize Thursday to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls....
  • U.S. military investing heavily in Africa

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, expanding its main base on the continent and investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in...
  • Libyan terror suspect arrives in N.Y. to face trial in embassy attack

    NEW YORK--Nine days after U.S. forces nabbed him in a secret raid in Libya, the terrorism suspect known as Abu Amas al Liby has arrived in New York to face charges in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and could make his first court appearance...
  • Obama's 'rookie' mistake on Syria

    It was one of the biggest surprises pulled off by any president. The entire nation tuned in on Saturday afternoon, August 31, to hear President Obama detail his plans to bomb Syria in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons. Instead,...
  • Occidental Petroleum to sell stakes in Middle East, North Africa

    Occidental Petroleum Corp. is selling off a minority stake in Middle East and North Africa oil fields along with other assets in an effort to boost value for shareholders. The Westwood oil and gas giant said those decisions come as part of a push to...
  • Lara Logan: '60 Minutes' admits Benghazi source may have 'misled' her

    Lara Logan: '60 Minutes' admits Benghazi source may have 'misled' her
    Looks like "60 Minutes" is getting ready to walk away from at least part of Lara Logan's controversial Benghazi report. The CBS newsmagazine featured a segment last month about the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Libya, which happened on the 11th...
  • Same old, same old in Syria

    President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world. Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the...
  • Symbolic dates and Yemen strike drive fears of Al Qaeda attack

    Symbolic dates and Yemen strike drive fears of Al Qaeda attack
    Fears of impending terrorist strikes against Western targets in the Muslim world reached fever pitch Tuesday after a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the evacuation of diplomatic missions in Africa and Europe and the approaching end of Ramadan and symbolic...
  • At consulate in Libya, a model diplomat is lost

    WASHINGTON — J. Christopher Stevens was in many ways the model American diplomat, committed, idealistic, willing to take risks and eager to find out what was really happening in obscure corners of the world. A lanky 52-year-old Californian, with...
  • The risk of taking on Syria

    The risk of taking on Syria
    So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what? As the Obama administration and the U.S. military plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once...