The Washington Post
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 06:43
As President Obama was weighing how to halt Islamic State advances in Iraq, some of the strongest resistance to boosting U.S. involvement came from a surprising place: a war-weary military that has grown increasingly skeptical that force can prevail in a conflict fueled by political and religious grievances.
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 06:39
The principal pitch of Egyptian strongman Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to his sponsors in the Obama administration is that only he and his military-backed regime can end the threat from Islamic extremists and prevent his country of 90 million people from becoming a failed state. But as the second anniversary of the former general’s bloody coup against a democratically elected government approaches, the facts are undeniable: Egypt is becoming steadily more violent and unstable.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 07:10
There's a border somewhere in the vast no-man's land of jungles and rivers between Venezuela and Guyana, but for more than a century the two countries have not been able to agree where it is.
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 06:23
In the week since Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated as president of Nigeria, Boko Haram has responded with a series of deadly bombings that have killed dozens of people across the country’s northeast.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 06:48
The U.S. military is gradually expanding a new program to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but building a force that can effectively take on the Islamic State may take longer than expected, President Obama’s top military adviser said Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 07:10
Government officials are keeping radicals from joining the Islam State. But those would-be terrorists are now waging war at home.
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 08:36
U.S. officials may have at least indirectly helped to protect the president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, who has drawn international condemnation for his dismal human rights record.
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 06:49
Eleven of the men killed by police this month in one of the deadliest clashes of Mexico’s drug war came from the blocks of Infonavit 5, a poor bar-and-brothel neighborhood in this farming town in Jalisco state. The questions about who these men were, and how they died, are at the center of a growing controversy over what happened May 22 behind the chain-link fence of the Rancho del Sol in Michoacan state.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 06:46
Just last month, President Obama was at the Summit of the Americas in Panama waxing on about how we’ve “deepened our engagement in the Americas,” citing huge trade increases and so on. But with the annual Organization of American States’ General Assembly meeting scheduled in Washington on June 15-16, it seems there’s no U.S. ambassador to that body.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 06:32
Burundi’s opposition boycotted peace talks with the government on Monday in protest of the killing of an opposition leader, despite U.N.-led calls for dialogue to end a month of protests and violence in the east African country.