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  • Stop coddling Egypt's military

    Stop coddling Egypt's military
    It's increasingly evident that the military rulers of Egypt are determined to intimidate and silence their political opponents, whether they are members of the Muslim Brotherhood or secular Egyptians who believe the generals are betraying the spirit of...
  • Tunisian government to step down ahead of elections

    Tunisian government to step down ahead of elections
    CAIRO -- Approaching the third anniversary of the overthrow of a despotic leader, Tunisia has moved a step closer to holding its first presidential elections since the uprising that triggered the regional revolts known collectively as the Arab Spring....
  • Tunisian government steps down ahead of elections and amid protests

    Tunisian government steps down ahead of elections and amid protests
    CAIRO -- Tunisia’s Islamist prime minister stepped down Thursday, upholding a pledge aimed at breaking a political stalemate and paving the way for new elections in the country where the Arab Spring began. Tunisia is approaching the third...
  • Joel Brinkley: Resilient al-Qaeda has metastasized

    Only a few months have passed since President Obama last boasted that al-Qaeda is on "the path to defeat." But then, just a few days ago, his State Department issued what it called a "worldwide caution" on "the continuing threat of terrorist actions...
  • War, poverty, repression: Why so many Africans risk their lives to migrate

    War, poverty, repression: Why so many Africans risk their lives to migrate
    Pope Francis lamented the mass drowning of African boat people off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday as "shameful" evidence of human indifference to those in despair. President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, where tens of thousands of...
  • Joel Brinkley: Middle East turmoil finally catches up with Tunisia

    While nearly every one of the nations caught up in the Arab Spring since 2011 still suffered and seethed, for a long time Tunisia, the birthplace of the revolts, stood head and shoulders above the rest with a moderate leader and a relatively peaceful,...
  • In Lebanon, Iran Embassy bombings kill 25

    BEIRUT — A pair of suicide bombings at Iran's embassy that killed an Iranian diplomat and at least 24 other people underscored how the violence in Syria has traversed borders and fanned sectarian tensions across the Middle East. Lebanon has long...
  • U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke to resign

    BEIJING -- Gary Locke, the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing, said Wednesday he will leave his post early next year to rejoin his wife and three children in Seattle. The former Commerce secretary and two-term governor of Washington said his...
  • Book review: 'The Obamians' examines a small, powerful inner circle

    Book review: 'The Obamians' examines a small, powerful inner circle
    Back in 2004, when James Mann wrote "Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet," he took full advantage of the sarcastic nickname that President George W. Bush's foreign policy advisors gave themselves. It not only captured their...
  • Protests in Egypt dominate news coverage in Mideast

    BEIRUT -- Coverage of the mass protests against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood has been dominating news coverage in the Middle East. Opinions about the demonstrations in the Arab world’s most populous nation differed...
  • The Week Ahead: From Cape Town to Cairo, it's all about Africa

    The Week Ahead: From Cape Town to Cairo, it's all about Africa
    Obama goes to Africa to hail democracy and joint ventures Wednesday, June 26  -- President Obama embarks on a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday to show support for the continent’s developing democracies and to strengthen the U.S. role in a...
  • Erdogan wrecking Turkey's image as model democracy, critics say

    The violence racking Turkey over the last five days hasn't been about saving a few trees in densely developed Istanbul. By the hundreds of thousands, Turks have been venting a decadelong accumulation of resentments over what they regard as Prime...