Lying in a ditch, his head throbbing from the bomb blast, Abbas Kamwand wiggled his toes. He was shocked to discover that he still could.
A clearly furious President Obama condemned the Islamic militants who claimed responsibility for beheading an American journalist, vowing Wednesday to beat back ?this cancer? and showing no sign of constraining the U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
Years ago, it was a signature Israeli tactic: the swoosh of a missile, the roar of crumbling masonry, the violent death of another Hamas leader.
The parents of slain journalist James Foley begged President Obama on Wednesday to do everything in his power to save the other journalists who have been abducted by Islamic State, and pleaded with their son?s executioners to release the other American reporter whom they have threatened to...
The curators of an Amsterdam museum that has hosted an exhibition of Crimean gold since February probably never anticipated the tumultuous events that have complicated the return of the borrowed artifacts.
Shortly after James Foley was released from 44 days of captivity in Libya, the American journalist returned to Boston to work at GlobalPost, the start-up website that had published much of his work from the Middle East.
The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates. The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants, including autocrats such as Angola's Jose Eduardo dos Santos and Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who traveled to Washington for the summit, which included an official dinner at the White House. Usually, leaders with such dismal records on democracy and human rights aren't welcomed at White House galas. This time, however, Obama excluded only four of the continent's leaders (Zimbabwe's Robert...