| May 31, 2012
| 4:40 PM
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Syrian government Thursday to abide by the terms of a U.N.-brokered peace plan, declaring that the international organization did not employ monitors to Syria “just to bear witness to the...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:00 AM
QUSAIR, Syria — Sitting on a tennis court at a summer villa in the Syrian countryside, 22 would-be rebel fighters watched as a young man took apart and reassembled a machine gun he had picked from a small spread of arms on a plastic lawn table....
| Dec 21, 2012
Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, a former Israeli military chief revered as a daring commando and admired general before he went on to become a Cabinet minister, died Wednesday in Jerusalem. He was 68 and had cancer.
Lipkin-Shahak's term as military chief in the...
| May 25, 2011
| 5:44 AM
President Obama's Jewish fund-raising network is trying to calm uneasy donors who fear that his blueprint for Middle East peace would jeopardize Israel’s security.
Although Obama's core fund-raising volunteers aren’t panicking, they say...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 5:40 PM
President Obama began a new effort Wednesday to coax Israelis and Palestinians toward peace, telling Middle East leaders on the eve of renewed negotiations that with sustained American help, a comprehensive deal can be sealed within a year.
| May 20, 2011
Garret FitzGerald, who as Ireland's prime minister in the 1980s was an early architect for peace in neighboring Northern Ireland, died Thursday at a Dublin hospital, the government and his family announced. He was 85. The cause was not given.
| Mar 20, 2011
Warren Christopher, the former secretary of State and eminence grise of the Democratic Party whose achievements in a wide-ranging public career include brokering the Bosnian peace agreement for the Clinton administration and leading an independent...
| Jul 17, 2011
How do you deal with a genocidal dictator who says he wants to reform?
For more than a decade, Sudan has been the quintessential pariah state. Its armed forces carried out a campaign of genocide in Darfur, killing more than 300,000; its president, Omar...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Sudan and South Sudan teetered dangerously on the edge of war Thursday after South Sudan refused to withdraw its forces from a conquered oil field, despite calls to do so by the U.N. and African Union. Sudan, furious about South Sudan's seizure of the oil...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Despite the Syrian government's acceptance of a peace plan that includes a cease-fire, shelling by security forces appears to be continuing in the central city of Homs, long a flashpoint in the uprising against President Bashar Assad. Opposition activists...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Killings and arrests have continued despite Syria pledging to back a peace plan brokered by United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan to end the bloodshed, Amnesty International said Tuesday....