International

07/21/2014 - 1:44am

    Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won't happen soon -- perhaps not in our lifetimes.

    How often have we seen this movie? Palestinian atrocity, Israeli reaction escalating into overreaction, rocket attacks aimed at civilian targets in Israel, airstrikes targeting...

07/18/2014 - 1:03pm

    In the carnage of Gaza and the Middle East, the most unlikely people have stepped forward from their grief to offer moral leadership.

    The family of Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old Jewish boy who was one of three kidnapped and murdered, said in a statement after the...

07/14/2014 - 3:06am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing to spend billions of dollars on a bizarre trip into the Soviet past, restarting construction on the storied and ill-starred Baikal-Amur Mainline railroad. Sadly, Putin's nostalgia will come at great cost to the country's future.

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07/14/2014 - 3:02am

    This is not my first time in Gaza, but it is my first time here during a military operation. It is disorienting. The distances are so close.

    The Gaza militants lob rockets from palm groves and melon fields as you're driving by. "Oh, look, another one,"...

07/14/2014 - 2:43am

    In the 1960s, there was a popular sitcom - "Get Smart" - about a hapless secret agent named Maxwell Smart, played by Don Adams. Smart went by the code name "Agent 86." "Get Smart" famously introduced the shoe phone to U.S. audiences, but the show also introduced something else: its...

07/14/2014 - 2:42am

    It has been almost three months since Islamic militants in northern Nigeria attacked a school that was giving exams and kidnapped more than 250 girls - some of the brightest and most ambitious teenagers in the region.

    Their captors have called them slaves and...

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