| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In the Ukraine, a peace deal was signed Friday between embattled President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders calling for early presidential elections later in the year, the formation of a...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Russia with a flying finish to the snowboard cross final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Pierre Vaultier of France took the gold medal....
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:31 AM
CAIRO – Libya’s former army chief posted a video statement on Friday calling for the suspension of the government, parliament and constitution, but the nation's prime minister dismissed the remarks as a failed attempt to engineer a coup....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:55 AM
CAIRO -- Five Egyptian diplomats in Libya have been freed following their abduction at the hands of a Libyan militia group, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said Monday, ending an episode that pointed up the weakness of Libya’s central government...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:09 PM
After a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is hard to muster the resolve for another military intervention, this time against Syria, whose dictator used chemical weapons against his own people.
We're told that allowing the Syrian...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In a canvas tent in the Himalayan foothills, where winter breaths drifted in the twilight, Tibetan monks, their feet dangling from benches, watched a pirated copy of "Titanic." The diminutive men, camped along a rutted road leading to the Dalai Lama's...
| Dec 1, 2013
Sen. Lindsey Graham and others on Capitol Hill are demanding further inquiries into the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, apparently convinced that the Obama administration is withholding crucial information. But I often wonder...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:33 PM
It seems the "Arab Spring," which toppled long-ruling autocrats only to expose simmering religious and sectarian conflicts in the region, did succeed in bringing renewal to one of the countries it swept through three years ago.
Tunisia, where the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The bodies of a British man and a New Zealand woman shot to death near an oil terminal in western Libya were discovered Thursday by government troops, news agencies in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, reported.
Both victims were believed to have been...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-financed and trained Iraqi army of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has had to scramble to regain control over of the once-liberated Anbar province against the latest incarnation of the al-Qaida terrorist menace. Not surprisingly, the...
| 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...