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  • Obama's Nixon-goes-to-China moment � in Tehran

    Secretary of State John Kerry's plane is touching down in a host of countries this week to talk about the new Iraq crisis and the continuing Syria catastrophe. His itinerary includes Cairo, Amman, Baghdad, Paris and Brussels. But the capital Kerry or even...
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  • U.S. sending 275 troops to Iraq; scores killed in battle for city

    U.S. sending 275 troops to Iraq; scores killed in battle for city
    The U.S. is deploying up to 275 military personnel to Iraq as support and security for U.S. interests as militants seize control of the north of the country.  President Obama made the announcement in a letter to lawmakers Monday. He said the forces...
  • U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels

    U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels
    The United States said it could launch air strikes and act jointly with its arch-enemy Iran to support the Iraqi government, after a rampage by Sunni Islamist insurgents across Iraq that has brought accusations of war crimes. Militants from the...
  • Militants' gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications

    Militants' gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications
    Fallout from the conflict in Iraq has spread to the deserts of North Africa and the shores of the Persian Gulf amid fear of a widening arc of sectarian strife, emboldened Islamist militant movements and a burgeoning exodus of refugees. The Sunni...
  • Obama weighs direct action against insurgents in Iraq

    Facing the threat of sectarian conflict engulfing the Middle East, President Obama indicated Thursday that he may order direct military action in Iraq, a step he has ruled out since the U.S. ended its long war there. A number of former administration...
  • Syrian forces retake Armenian village

    Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad overran rebel positions in an Armenian border town in northern Syria on Sunday after months of fighting, according to activists and the government. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition,...
  • Syrian regime releases hundreds of prisoners

    Syrian regime releases hundreds of prisoners
    The Syrian government released hundreds of prisoners as part of a general amnesty granted by President Bashar Assad in celebration of his reelection this week, according to opposition and government sources. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported...
  • Former UN envoy Brahimi: Mideast could 'blow up' if Syria not checked

    The crisis in Syria, if left unchecked, poses grave risks to the entire Mideast, the former United Nations special envoy for Syria says. Lakhdar Brahimi, who resigned last month, spoke in a no-holds-barred interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel,...
  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards

    Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards
    The Times' Editorial Awards for 2013, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored both accountability journalism and what Editor Davan Maharaj called “the ever-growing types of journalism we produce in this Digital Age.” “This age...
  • Syria's Assad wins third term as president in landslide victory

    The chief of Syria's election commission on Wednesday declared President Bashar Assad the victor in balloting that offered little in the way of surprises and had been widely condemned as a sham. Mohammad Jihad Lahaam, who also serves as speaker of...
  • Syrian voters go to polls in election Bashar Assad is expected to win

    Syrian voters go to polls in election Bashar Assad is expected to win
    Syrians headed to the polls Tuesday to choose a president amid the threat of attacks by rebels and deep uncertainty regarding their war-ravaged nation’s fate. Voting, held only in government-controlled areas covering about 40% of the country,...