The Washington Post

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:09
Saudi Arabia will send troops into Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, if peace talks between the Saudi-backed government and Shiite rebels fail, a military spokesman said Wednesday, raising the specter of extended conflict.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 06:25
The United Nations and Human Rights Watch accused Turkish security forces Tuesday of committing serious human rights violations against Turkish civilians and Syrian refugees in recent months.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 07:31
Salvadoran authorities announced on Tuesday that they had arrested 18 people who helped broker the peace deal -- and were investigating several more. The surprise development has moved the government's conflict with the gangs to a new, more aggressive phase.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 07:02
The Somali agency’s widespread use of child informants, which has not been previously documented, appears to be a flagrant violation of international law. It raises difficult questions for the U.S. government, which for years has provided substantial funding and training to the Somali agency through the CIA, according to current and former U.S. officials.
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 06:28
What remains of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan is now working more closely with the Taliban, a spokesman for the U.S. led-mission there told reporters Thursday. If true, the renewed cooperation between the two groups marks another chapter in a relationship that has ebbed and flowed since 2001.
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 06:26
Mark Kelton retired from the CIA, and his health has recovered after he had abdominal surgery. But agency officials continue to think that it is plausible — if not provable — that Kelton’s sudden illness was somehow orchestrated by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, known as the ISI.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 06:47
By using the word "corruption," we usually mean one of two things: when someone who is in a position of power or authority uses it to embezzle funds or otherwise extract undue benefit, or they extort it directly in the form of a bribe. Citizens of countries in the Middle East and North Africa are no strangers to both kinds.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 06:22
If first impressions really can be gleaned from footwear, Afghan security forces may be about as disjointed and ragged as a state-run military can get.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 06:22
Measures to strengthen the rebels, and ground the government’s air force, are not only the morally right response to the deliberate bombing of hospitals and food stores. Pragmatically, they offer the only way to force the Assad regime and its allies to negotiate seriously about Syria’s future.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 06:11
The new firebase is part of a creeping U.S. buildup in Iraq since troops first returned to the country with a contingent of 275 advisers, described at the time by the Pentagon as a temporary measure to help get “eyes on the ground.”