International

03/26/2015 - 8:48pm

    In Saudi Arabia, the Mutaween are 3,500 public officials and thousands of volunteers who work for the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. They are responsible for enforcing strict religious laws. Among the many laws are those that require all women to wear head scarves and...

03/26/2015 - 8:14pm

    As the saying goes, "to err is human, to forgive is divine," to which I'd add: "To ignore" is even more human, and the results rarely divine. None of us would be human if we didn't occasionally get so wedded to our wishes that we...

03/26/2015 - 8:09pm

    This is a country laden with oil, diamonds, Porsche-driving millionaires and toddlers starving to death. New UNICEF figures show this well-off but corrupt African nation is ranked No. 1 in the world in the rate at which children die before the age of 5....

03/26/2015 - 8:02pm

    If the Israeli election was above all a referendum on the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he prevailed. After accumulating nine years in office over three terms, that is a measure of his political guts, however limited his political...

03/26/2015 - 7:56pm

    There is a revealing contradiction in the Obama administration's pre-defense of a nuclear deal with Iran. The White House claims that Israeli and Republican critics have no alternative, other than war. But President Barack Obama recently reiterated that...

03/26/2015 - 7:37pm

    Why did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel feel the need to wag the dog in Washington? For that was, of course, what he was doing in his anti-Iran speech to Congress. If you're seriously trying to affect U.S. foreign policy, you don't...

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