| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Months after an airport screener was killed in a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, a new report concludes that adding more security measures at the nation's airports may not be worth the cost.
The study goes on to suggest that it...
| Mar 14, 2014
The European Union and the United States recognize that there are ways they could play constructive roles in resolving the Ukraine crisis. But some of the suggestions revolving around natural gas and oil being floated suggest a profound misunderstanding...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:48 AM
CAIRO – Egypt’s presidential election, previously set for this spring, could be pushed back to midsummer, state media reported.
The office of interim President Adly Mansour was quoted as saying Wednesday that the new deadline for the vote...
| Mar 9, 2014
When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, one of his selling points was the promise of a more modest foreign policy than that of his predecessor. And when Obama won reelection 16 months ago, he renewed that pledge. Drone strikes against Al Qaeda would...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:53 PM
CAIRO – Prosecutors in Egypt on Wednesday displayed seized items such as cameras, cables and microphones as evidence in the trial of 20 journalists on terrorism-related charges.
Defendants in white prison uniforms looked on from inside a metal...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON — A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was a relative of one of the Sept. 11 hijackers pleaded guilty Thursday in the bombing attack of a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen.
Top military officials pointed to the plea as an example of the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The sacking last week of the commander of the Free Syrian Army appears to be driving a wedge among factions of the loosely organized Western-backed network of rebel forces at a crucial moment in the three-year civil war to oust Syrian President Bashar...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:20 PM
BEIRUT — More than 150 Syrian rebel fighters were killed Wednesday in an ambush by pro-government forces outside Damascus, according to official and opposition accounts.
The casualty toll appeared to be one of the largest in a single operation...
| Feb 23, 2014
Faced with bad options in Syria, President Obama is reviving a tactic he tried in an earlier war: leading from behind.
"Leading from behind," you'll recall, is how a White House aide described Obama's strategy in Libya in 2011, when the United States...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:35 AM
The Obama administration is mobilizing across several fronts to shore up its relationship with Persian Gulf leaders who fear the United States is reducing its commitments in the Middle East.
In unusually blunt remarks Wednesday, the State Department&...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:20 AM
BEIRUT — Both sides sought to tamp down expectations Tuesday as representatives of Iran and six world powers met in Vienna for talks aimed at crafting a comprehensive agreement about Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.
Much of the...