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  • In the Arab world, U.S. is low on leverage

    In the Arab world, U.S. is low on leverage
    The "Arab Spring" may not have succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East. But it has provided powerful evidence of a different phenomenon: the illusion of U.S. influence over governments we once considered our clients. Take Egypt. Before 2011,...
  • Goldberg: Syria's religious war

    Goldberg: Syria's religious war
    If there was a moment when the United States could have intervened in Syria, it looks like that moment has passed. Shiite militants, including Hezbollah — partly at the behest of their paymasters in Iran — are racing to the defense of Bashar...
  • John Kerry's high-wire diplomacy

    John Kerry's high-wire diplomacy
    Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term? He was Obama's second choice as secretary of State (after Susan Rice). He's the same windy, stiff Bostonian who ran unsuccessfully for president a decade ago. And he's...
  • Moonwalking in Syria

    Moonwalking in Syria
    Here's how feeble U.S. influence on the outcome of Syria's dreadful civil war has become: For the Obama administration's diplomacy to succeed, it now needs help from an armed group with the unpromising name of the Islamic Front. That wasn't where the...
  • Fractious Syrian opposition says it has formed a united coalition

     
    The deeply divided Syrian opposition said Sunday that its myriad factions had reached an initial agreement to form a new coalition -- the Syrian National Coalition -- to oversee a push to oust the government of President Bashar Assad....
  • Bomb rocks Damascus as peace envoy meets with Assad

     
    A car bomb exploded Sunday at one of the entrances to Damascus’ Old City, killing 13 people and injuring 29, as an international peace envoy seeking a cease-fire in the Syrian conflict met with President Bashar Assad, state media reported....
  • Husband of slain Iraqi immigrant arrested in El Cajon in her death

     
    At an Islamic memorial service in Lakeside before leaving for Iraq, Alhimidi pleaded with the public for help finding his wife's killer. Weeping uncontrollably, he threw himself on his wife's linen shroud, which was covered with red roses....
  • Bin Laden widows deported from Pakistan

     
    The three widows of Osama bin Laden and their children have left for the Islamabad airport to be deported to Saudi Arabia, the Associated Press reported Thursday. In a statement, the Pakistani government said the family left early Friday morning to the &#...
  • Syria situation continues to deteriorate, U.N. chief says

     
    Despite an impending deadline for a United Nations-backed peace plan to end the Syrian conflict, the situation on the ground continues to deteriorate, said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon....
  • Egypt calls for calm in diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia

     
    Egypt worked to calm a diplomatic squabble Sunday by urging activists to curb protests against Saudi Arabia a day after Riyadh recalled its ambassador over the case of an Egyptian lawyer arrested for allegedly smuggling banned prescription drugs into...
  • International sting operation brought down underwear bomb plot

     
    WASHINGTON -- The successful blocking of an ambitious Al Qaeda plot to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner was an international sting operation worthy of Hollywood, with spies tricking terrorists into showing their cards. Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency,...