| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Friday because of an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist threat that had already prompted plans to close U.S. embassies in key Middle Eastern countries.
U.S. officials have noticed an increase...
| Dec 23, 2012
Soon — perhaps very soon — the Syrian government of Bashar Assad will fall. On that day, and for months after, Damascus will probably be a disorderly and dangerous place, a risky place for American diplomats to be.
| May 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
What is it about presidents' second terms that makes them seem so scandal-ridden? Simple: The iron law of longevity. All governments make mistakes, and all governments try to hide those mistakes. But the longer an administration is in office, the more...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Signaling a desire to return to public life, retired Gen. David H. Petraeus offered an apology Tuesday for the scandal that led to his resignation as director of the CIA and brought an illustrious career to an abrupt end.
Petraeus has kept a low...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Hillary Clinton went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Republicans opened their bags of overly ripe conspiracy theories and moldering fruitcake ideas and tossed everything at her. Every shot missed.
Republican senators and congressmen on the foreign...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton has won consistent praise during her four years as secretary of State, but it looks as if she’ll be leaving her post with one big failure on her record. If she seeks the presidency in 2016, you can bet we will all be hearing...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Sen. Rand Paul sharply attacked former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, declaring that her actions in the months leading up to the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya last year were "inexcusable, it was a dereliction of...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 5:02 AM
Global Focus: Anti-American violence sweeping the Muslim world has brought a sobering reminder in Washington and the West that the heady revolutions of the Arab Spring that threw out entrenched dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have yet to achieve...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 7:12 AM
About 200 Pakistanis gathered in the capital Friday to protest a southern California man’s release of a film trailer that mocked the prophet Muhammad, angrily extolling Muslims to unite against the U.S....
| Sep 21, 2012
| 6:13 PM
After more than a week marked by protest after protest excoriating the United States over a video mocking Islam, it was a very different demonstration -- hundreds of protesters angrily storming the Benghazi headquarters of an armed Islamist group,...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 5:03 AM
The alleged filmmaker behind the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" movie was taken early Saturday morning to a "voluntary interview" with federal probation authorities, sheriff's officials said....