| Jul 21, 2011
| 2:56 PM
The mother of a Maryland man missing in Libya since March said Thursday that he is being held in a prison in Tripoli.
Sharon VanDyke said she could not divulge details of how she learned the whereabouts of her son Matthew VanDyke, who was in Libya to...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 6:00 AM
I fail to understand how the Obama administration can legitimately continue the war in Libya. Even though Predator drones are the new weapons of choice and some military gurus feel they are not actual combatants, it's wrong to keep this conflict going...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:30 AM
The Syrian government's increasingly brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters is putting the Obama administration's revamped Middle East policy to its first real test. It's one thing to say U.S. policy toward the region should spring from America's core...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:57 PM
Libyan authorities have acknowledged that they have detained Maryland resident Matthew VanDyke, according to Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.
The Libyan government, Ruppersberger said in a statement Tuesday, "will now be held accountable for his welfare...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:15 PM
The announcement Sunday that the U.S. will join Turkey in providing "nonlethal" humanitarian aid to Syrian opposition groups is a clear sign of the Obama administration's growing frustration with the failure of diplomatic efforts to halt Syrian...
| Apr 5, 2012
Last week, Mitt Romney described Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to respond: "I think it's somewhat dated to be looking backwards instead of being realistic about where we agree, where we don't...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Huddled over laptop computers, four midshipmen spent 20 minutes setting up a wireless network and tested it with what they assumed was a private chat.
But Ensign Justin Monroe, a teaching assistant at the Naval Academy, used a small wireless receiver...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:15 AM
The death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi at the hands of the rebels who deposed him was the best possible outcome of the months-long civil war in that North African country. Had he remained at large, he could have been a symbol of resistance to the...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 8:15 AM
The mob that could not contain itself or wait to put Moammar Gadhafi on trial — that instead presided over his bloody end — is cut from the same cloth as their former dictator. They cannot possibly preside over Libya's affairs gently or...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:35 PM
Col. Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year misrule of the oil-rich African nation of Libya appears finally to be nearing an end. The rebels' surprisingly swift advance into the capital, Tripoli, over the weekend brought large parts of the government's last...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 2:18 PM
Matthew VanDyke — the 32-year-old Baltimorean who was jailed in Libya for nearly six months and then stayed on to join the rebels seeking to overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi — plans to come home "in a couple of weeks," said his mother,...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:20 PM
"Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust." -- Queen
Forgive me if I don't join the State Department, American officials and world leaders in their euphoric Hallelujah Chorus celebrating the...