The Washington Post

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:11
The top Iraqi army officer for Mosul remained on vacation last summer despite repeated warnings that Islamic State militants were planning to seize the city, and his units had less than a third of the soldiers they were supposed to have on the day of the battle.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 06:17
A former member of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia pleaded guilty Wednesday to holding three U.S. defense contractors hostage in the Colombian jungle for more than five years, during which time they became among the most important of 700 hostages held by FARC.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 06:26
President Obama has promised increased U.S. arms shipments to Israel, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East allies concerned about the nuclear agreement with Iran.
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 07:14
The Pentagon could withhold hundreds of millions of dollars from Pakistan’s military over concerns that it is not doing enough to combat insurgent groups that plan and coordinate attacks from its soil on neighboring Afghanistan, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials.
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 11:43
Leyla Yunus, a prominent human rights activist in Azerbaijan and director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, was arrested July 30, 2014, and imprisoned. She was charged with treason, large-scale fraud, forgery, tax evasion and illegal business activity. Later, she was severely beaten and put into solitary confinement without explanation.
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 11:28
Brandishing flags and blowing horns and whistles, hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded cities across Brazil on Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and an end to corruption. There were demonstrations in cities in all of Brazil’s states and its capital, Brasilia.
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 07:25
U.S. and Turkish officials last month announced a landmark deal to fight the Islamic State. It envisions an area along the border that is free of extremists and protected by U.S. air power. Turkey hopes the safe zone will serve as a haven for the millions of Syrians who have fled across the border.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 07:06
We need Tunisia as the example of the profound success that women and men working together in a democratic society and in a private, open, inclusive economy can create in the region. We aren’t going to get such an example anywhere else.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 07:04
Turkish planes have been pounding camps of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, and the PKK has responded with attacks on security forces, leaving a two-year-old cease-fire in ruins.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 07:21
Undermined by insecurity and political divisions there, the flagship assistance program revealed not only the hollowness of Libyan institutions but also how different parts of the U.S. government worked at cross-purposes, dooming a project that Obama ­selected as a personal priority.