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  • Archbishop Thomas Wenski

    Archbishop Thomas Wenski
    Last week: The extraordinary call of Pope Francis for prayer and fasting to avert the folly of U.S. military intervention in Syria. He called for a political — not a military solution to the humanitarian crisis that is Syria today, with two...
  • Military interventions rarely fulfill their goals

    PARIS -- Military interventions by powerful nations into lesser ones, such as now continues in Mali (and Afghanistan), and is being urged by many into the Syrian civil war, are inherently reckless since even the most powerful states can have the whole...
  • US weighs Syrian intervention, despite the consequences

    PARIS -- The present debate in the United States over making policy for a Middle East that has been profoundly changed by the events of the past three years unhappily echoes past policies that failed. They were intended to promote democracy and usually...
  • Exotic Moroccan styling adds an air of intrigue and intimacy

    Exotic Moroccan styling adds an air of intrigue and intimacy
    Rich textures, saturated colors and stylishly exotic accessories are all hallmarks of the Moroccan decorating style that has grabbed our attention in recent years. Intricate patterns marry with ornate carvings, metal work and rugs to create a style as...
  • Al Jazeera affiliate among four TV stations ordered closed in Egypt

    CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the closing of four television stations, including an Al Jazeera affiliate, in an escalating government crackdown to silence media criticism and intimidate journalists. The military has been sensitive to...
  • Jihadism in N. Africa gets US attention

    PARIS -- I watched some of the Washington Sunday political talk shows this week on international television. The participants' main foreign preoccupation seemed to be the potential threat to America of al-Qaida of the Islamic Maghreb and the other bands...
  • The cover-up unravels

    Now we know. Or at least we know more than we did about what happened at Benghazi, and, even more telling, what happened afterward. And there's doubtless more to come. With each congressional hearing, with each appearance by another whistleblower, the...
  • Tony Bennett hits blogosphere Oct. 8 for digital catalog release

    Tony Bennett, the veteran pop-jazz crooner who’s going strong at age 86, will dive headlong into the blogosphere on Tuesday to mark the release of his live album “Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964.” His entire Columbia...
  • Syria's lost generation: Number of refugee children reaches 1 million

    Syria's lost generation: Number of refugee children reaches 1 million
    The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives. U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year,...
  • Facing the death of a pet is never easy

    Q: My 13-year-old dog passed away last month. I'm grateful I was able to be with him when he passed away at home. My buddy did have a full checkup two months before. The veterinarian had asked about any changes in the dog's behavior. While standing in the...
  • At least 34 dead in Egypt as holiday turns violent

    CAIRO — Clouds of tear gas wafted into the air and gunshots rang out Sunday as supporters and opponents of Egypt’s military-backed government battled one another in the streets on a major holiday dedicated to the army — clashes that...
  • Egypt detaining, deporting Syrian refugees, rights group charges

    Egypt detaining, deporting Syrian refugees, rights group charges
    CAIRO -- Saying that Egypt is “failing abysmally” to meet international obligations, Amnesty International called Thursday for the country’s military-backed government to stop detaining and deporting Syrian war refugees. Egypt denied...