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  • What will the U.S. response be to Syria's crimes against humanity?

    What will the U.S. response be to Syria's crimes against humanity?
    The Syrian government's increasingly brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters is putting the Obama administration's revamped Middle East policy to its first real test. It's one thing to say U.S. policy toward the region should spring from America's core...
  • Drone strikes: Obama is acting like Bush, with Eric Holder as his Dick Cheney

    Drone strikes: Obama is acting like Bush, with Eric Holder as his Dick Cheney
    Thank you for enunciating my thoughts exactly in your editorial "Death by drone" (March 9). I would think a vast majority of the people voted for Barack Obama as a repudiation of the disastrous Bush-Cheney administration. But President Obama, like his...
  • As China cracks down on dissent, activists press US to raise issue

    BEIJING With Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials in the midst of two days of meetings with their Chinese counterparts, human rights activists are urging them to elevate a topic that President Xi Jinping would rather dodge: his...
  • Terror and sympathy from Turkish hostages seized in Iraq

    SANLIURFA Turkey (Reuters) - When truck driver Vehbi Demir was handcuffed by masked Islamists wielding machine guns and driven to an unknown destination, he little imagined he would end up sympathizing with the militants' cause. Demir was among 32...
  • Bahrain expelling top U.S. official for meeting with Shiite group

    Bahrain expelling top U.S. official for meeting with Shiite group
    Bahrain announced Monday that it was expelling a top State Department official for meddling in its affairs, sharpening tensions between the Obama administration and a strategically important Persian Gulf ally. The state-run Bahrain News Agency said...
  • Egypt's president wishes Al Jazeera journalists had not been tried

    Egypt's president wishes Al Jazeera journalists had not been tried
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi said Sunday that he “wished” three jailed Al Jazeera reporters had not been put on trial, acknowledging for the first time that the case had been damaging to the country’s image. Egyptian-Canadian...
  • United Nations to recognize all same-sex marriages of staff

    United Nations to recognize all same-sex marriages of staff
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Monday that the United Nations will recognize all same-sex marriages of staff members at the world body. Previously, a staff member's personal status was determined by the laws of their country of...
  • Video purports to show Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in public

    BAGHDAD — The leader of a powerful Islamist militant group that has seized control of territory from Syria to Iraq made a rare public appearance Friday, urging his followers and other Muslims to use the holy month of Ramadan to escalate their...
  • Naciones Unidas reconocerá todos los matrimonios del mismo sexo entre su personal

    NACIONES UNIDAS (Reuters) - El secretario general de Naciones Unidas, Ban Ki-moon, anunció el lunes que el organismo mundial reconocerá todos los matrimonios del mismo sexo de los miembros de su personal. Previamente, la condición personal de los...
  • Head of U.N. Congo peacekeepers regrets failing to stop massacre

    KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to prevent a massacre in the east of the country in June. Armed men killed at least 30 civilians...
  • 1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law

    1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law
    Even the convicted killer now admits it was brutal and senseless: a young police officer left in the gutter, three bullets in his chest, one in his right temple, after a traffic stop. The San Diego Police Department was shaken by the slaying of...
  • Iraq's top cleric calls for deal on PM by Tuesday

    Iraq's top cleric calls for deal on PM by Tuesday
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric stepped up the pressure Friday on politicians to agree on Iraq's next prime minister, after incumbent Nouri al-Maliki lost the confidence of former allies in the fight against Sunni militants. The appeal...