As President Trump continues to reach out to the world's despots — praising the "fantastic job" done by Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; saying he would be "honored" to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un; inviting death squad promoter and Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte to the White House; congratulating Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on maintaining rule; and nurturing a bromance with Russia's Vladimir Putin — he would do well to keep in mind their perennial
Chris Van Hollen was in his late 20s when he found himself on the border between Iraq and Turkey, standing on a desolate dirt road in the mountains within firing range of soldiers loyal to Saddam Hussein.
Fact: ISIS kills mostly Muslims. Terrorists overall kill mostly Muslims. Yet fatalities due to terrorism in Muslim countries hardly draw any attention from the media, while isolated attacks in the Western world lead to great outpourings of sorrow. One can't help but wonder if the only factor for the seeming apathy toward Turkey's and Iraq's victims is Islam.
Dr. Mutlu Urcun Atagun, former assistant chief of the Tuberculosis Division of the old City Hospitals who also practiced medicine, died of heart attack at Mercy Medical Center April 28. The Roland Park resident was 89.
Assuming that the IAEA's tight supervision of Iran's nuclear facilities is successful, and that the IAEA is not impeded when checking out suspected nuclear facilities — two very big ifs — the question becomes how the United States and Israel will utilize the 15 year period before Iran is allowed to increase its enrichment (It will be allowed to start producing advanced centrifuges after 10 years) thereby drawing near to the capability of producing a nuclear weapon.
The Republicans have their own version: ¿If a mistake was made in drawing national boundary lines in the Middle East after World War I without due regard for tribal groupings and religious differences, is it still President Obama¿s fault?¿
The first QDDR, completed in 2010, outlined an expansive framework for augmenting and leveraging U.S. "civilian power" to advance core American interests in a changing world of new threats and rising powers. This new round should concretely address another challenge: how to re-calibrate U.S. development aid given the increased involvement of countries such as China and India in this area.
A record 38 teams, including nine first-time entrants, are expected to play in the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men¿s World Championship, which will be held in Commerce City, Colo., from July 10-19, 2014.
The Little Sisters of the Poor hold a Turkey Drop throughout the holidays asking for donations of turkeys and hams to help feed throughout the year the nearly 65 residents they care for at St. Martin's Home in Catonsville.
Harford was getting ready for Thanksgiving 25 years ago this week, and students at Youth's Benefit Elementary School in Fallston got a visit from Tom Turkey, a 40-pound Bronze breed turkey who was not going to be the main course this year
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Turkey Day, too, Thursday, Nov. 28. I pray that your Thanksgiving celebration is a delightful affair and one for which you have much to be thankful. To all you travelers or folks who have family and friends who will be traveling, safe trips to all!
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services' ninth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k and 1-mile historical fun walk will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28 outside First United Methodist Church of Laurel, 424 Main St.
The House Ethics Committee disclosed Friday it had investigated a trip to Turkey taken by an aide to Baltimore County Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger but concluded the staff member had acted in good faith and will take no further action.