| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Before Evan Park, 14, could give an interview, his father needed to speak with him.
Time was tight and Ed Park wanted to get in a quick pep talk, so he ushered his son toward a darkened classroom.
The first of three qualifying rounds for the...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 12:51 PM
CAIRO -- Confrontation deepened Sunday between Libya’s weak central government and a rebel militia that has launched a brazen bid to sell crude oil and seize the profits for itself.
The episode was emblematic of the chaos that has beset the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:33 AM
CAIRO — U.S. Navy SEALs seized control of an oil tanker that had illegally taken on a cargo of crude oil peddled by rebels in Libya who had earlier captured key oil ports, the U.S. military announced early Monday.
The seaborne raid, staged off...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:59 PM
A Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in neighboring Libya pleaded tearfully with his country’s president in an online video to negotiate with a militant group for his release.
Mohammed Bel Sheik, who was reportedly kidnapped a month ago in Tripoli, did...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:40 PM
LONDON – NATO named a new leader Friday, tapping a former Norwegian prime minister as it seeks to shore up the alliance amid fears of a new Russian expansionism.
Jens Stoltenberg will take the reins from current NATO Secretary General Anders...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
LONDON — It was a German-born Russian empress, Catherine the Great, who first annexed Crimea more than two centuries ago. Can another strong-willed German woman — who keeps a portrait of Catherine in her Berlin office as a symbol of...
| Sep 29, 2013
I had two New Year's resolutions in 2011: to read Leo Tolstoy's “Anna Karenina” and Marcel Proust's “In Search of Lost Time.” “Anna” was completed by Jan. 25 — just when our lives turned into a 24-hour TV marathon...
| Sep 11, 2013
On Tuesday, President Obama made the case for a limited military strike in Syria if diplomacy fails.
But he still sounded like a man looking for an escape hatch.
"I've spent 4 1/2 years working to end wars, not to start them," he said. "Our troops are...
| Dec 17, 2013
Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
| Jan 9, 2014
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced this week that she was giving up her campaign to unseat an incumbent U.S. senator in her father's home state of Wyoming. Her campaign had angered many as she had sauntered from her...