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  • Why poverty across the world matters to Americans

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday, April 13: A child starving in South Sudan should matter to Americans. That was the message delivered last week by Nancy Lindborg, whose job at the U.S. Agency for International...
  • Kuwait opposition calls for elected government, reforms

    KUWAIT (Reuters) - An opposition group in Kuwait, the Gulf Arab country with the most open political system, has set out a wide-ranging proposal for reform including parties, an elected government and greater powers for parliament. The Opposition...
  • Ally says Algeria's Bouteflika recovering, will make reforms

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is recovering steadily from a stroke last year, talks with his team every day, and is healthy enough to govern after the election on April 17, his chief ally said on Saturday. Bouteflika, a 77-...
  • Drought Is Bringing The Next Food Price Shock

    Drought in the United States, past and present, might make 2014 one of the more volatile years for food prices and supplies globally. U.S. consumers may get a preview of what's coming at the salad bar. The main culprit is the parched land of California'...
  • US uses 'diplospeak' to evade tough truths on Ukraine, other crises

    WASHINGTON By now, most people know that Russian President Vladimir Putin took over the neighboring Crimea region of Ukraine and formally annexed it after a hastily called referendum there that drew outrage from across the globe. U.S. officials don't...
  • Algeria president's fourth term likely despite health, opposition

    Algeria president's fourth term likely despite  health, opposition
    Algeria’s longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appears a shoo-in to win reelection during the national vote scheduled for April 17, despite concerns about his health and criticism of the government’s strict control. Bouteflika, who has...
  • As Syria civil war enters fourth year, rebels are clearly losing

    As Syria civil war enters fourth year, rebels are clearly losing
    HOMS, Syria — On the ragged fringes of the Old City, aid workers, clerics and government troops stood vigil, awaiting a U.N. convoy evacuating women, children and the aged from the besieged ancient quarter of a town known to many as ground zero in...
  • Film Review: 'Return to Homs'

    How differently people might remember the Alamo had there been a camera crew there to observe it. Talal Derki's "Return to Homs" represents a remarkable achievement in immersive conflict-zone filmmaking, fearlessly taking auds to the front lines of the...
  • Ambassador: Threat of terrorism is very real

    As three shiny, white ambulances that soon will be shipped to Israel sat parked outside, John Bolton, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, told the 185 guests at the American Friends of Magen David Adom's Boca-Delray Community Event at...
  • Author criticizes U.S. response to Arab Spring

    In his new book "The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid," Walid Phares, a Middle East and terrorism expert, and Fox News commentator, takes the United States to task for not seeing the rise of civil societies that was...
  • Why has U.S. response to Ukraine crisis appeared muddled? Years of focus elsewhere

    WASHINGTON Russia's annexation of Crimea, made official on Friday, was either entirely predictable or a total surprise. Russian President Vladimir Putin is either a madman acting on impulse or a calculating architect rebuilding the Soviet Union. Ukraine'...
  • Clinton-McCain friendship blossoms (again)

    When John McCain was running for president in 2008, he often spoke warmly of his friendship with Hillary Rodham Clinton as an illustration of his ability to work across the political aisle. They had traveled the world together as fellow senators —...