The Washington Post

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:40
Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrives in Cairo this weekend for talks with senior officials of a government that has restricted civil liberties in the name of national security as it fights violent extremists allied with the Islamic State.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 07:28
Why is the North Kivu city of Butembo so stable? How are members of the Nande ethnic group, by whom Butembo is almost entirely populated, so economically successful? Perhaps most important, could their model be replicated to bring stability and economic growth to other parts of the Congo as part of the project to rebuild the postwar Congolese state?
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 06:42
The spectacle of failure in South Sudan is saddening. A nation that was brought to independence with the enthusiastic support of the United States, ending a long civil war, is now being torn apart by its own leaders.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 07:19
After four months of setbacks, fighters backed by Saudi Arabia have seized the offensive in Yemen’s war, taking control of a major city and pressing to expand ground operations against rebel forces.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 06:59
Egypt’s reporters threw their support behind a 2013 coup, becoming a mouthpiece for the new, military-backed regime. But this month, Egyptian journalists didn’t roll over for authorities. In an unusual moment for this tightly controlled country, the media openly opposed a government initiative, one that would have jailed reporters who published information contradicting official statements about terrorism operations.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 06:43
The scope of the war against the Islamic State is expanding. As outlined by the Washington Post on Sunday night, Turkey and the United States have reached an agreement that calls for a de facto “safe zone” along the Turkey-Syria border after militants are driven out of 40-mile wide, 68-mile-long area west of the Euphrates River.
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 07:03
Armenia, a small traditionally pro-Russian former Soviet republic, has just experienced a spectacular eruption of mass protests.
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 06:34
As the Obama administration has pursued normalization with Cuba, it has been drawn into lower-profile but thorny dialogues with two of Havana’s long-standing clients: the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro and Colombia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC).
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 06:18
Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a de facto “safe zone” along the Turkey-Syria border under the terms of a deal that is expected to significantly increase the scope and pace of the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State in northern Syria, according to U.S. and Turkish officials.
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:04
U.S.-trained Iraqi soldiers are preparing for an offensive against the Islamic State in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, defense officials said Thursday, in a key test of the Obama administration’s strategy for defeating the militant group.