Middle East

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Steady destruction—and deafening silence

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | The Islamic State destroys Jonah’s tomb and other Judeo-Christian sites in Mosul while President Obama remains mute

Through the looking glass

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | At the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, war zone meets wonderland

Fear and flight

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | Islamist takeover of Mosul is a ‘crime against humanity’ the world isn't watching

Even Muslims get fed up

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Religion | Daniel Pipes, American historian and founder of the Middle East Forum, has kept an eye on Islam and its adherents for decades. It’s an occupation that puts…

Don't fence me in

By Cal Thomas
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Israel | At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. Philip…

From penalty kicks to Scud missiles

By Ryan Hill
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Sports | Silence, tears, fistfights, riots—the 2014 World Cup has turned many hearts sour as Germany, Argentina, and other powerhouses eliminate their weaker…

Midday Roundup: Protesters force buses of detainees to turn back

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Turn that bus around. Protesters in Murrieta, Calif., blocked three buses of illegal immigrants headed to an area processing center, forcing the drivers to…

Midday Roundup: Israel plots revenge for murdered teens

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | In mourning. Thousands of Israelis took to the streets today to mourn three teenage seminary students kidnapped last month in the West Bank. Their bodies were…

Laying siege from the shadows

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Iraq | Saddam’s deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, may be key to understanding the lightning strikes and success of Sunni militants in Iraq

Globe Trot: Did the U.S. have a chance to contain ISIS last year?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry turned up in Baghdad this morning to meet with key Iraqi leaders. The Obama administration is making not-so-subtle…

Too little, too late for Iraq?

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | President Obama to send in a handful of troops as ISIS militants threaten Baghdad and clear the country of Christianity

Sadder and wiser—but mostly sadder

Sadder and wiser—but mostly sadder

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Iraq | I have in my possession a special issue of WORLD magazine, dated April 19, 2003: “Free at last” is the title, speaking of Iraq. The double-size issue…

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