Middle East

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Globe Trot: Whitewashed palaces and decimated Christianity

By Mindy Belz
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International | THE TACKY TASTE OF TYRANTS: Inside the fortified base of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad near Latakia, his ancestral home. “Like Assad’s…

Who stands with Syria’s Christians?

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Thousands called to halt U.S. military action but few mobilize to protect their brethren

Midday Roundup: Starbucks brews grande gun debate

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Gun neutral. After gun-rights advocates embraced Starbucks for its acceptance of gun-toting coffee drinkers, company CEO Howard Schultz tried to distance…

The Syria seduction

By Cal Thomas
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Syria | Expecting Syria to live up to an agreement between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the cataloging, inspection,

Globe Trot: Syria's chemical weapons shell game

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: An elite Syrian military unit is scattering Syria’s stores of chemical weapons, making them harder to track. "U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies…

Being played by Putin

By Cal Thomas
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Syria | “One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed.” —Russian Proverb The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is…

The road to the destruction of Damascus?

The road to the destruction of Damascus?

By La Shawn Barber
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Syria | “Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins. The cities of Aroer are deserted; they will be for flocks, which will lie down,

Globe Trot: Twelve years on

By Mindy Belz
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International | Today is the 12th anniversary of 9/11. An important reread: Daniel Henninger’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, “I saw it all. And then I saw nothing.” Counting…

Syrian two-step

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Syria | President Obama makes two arguments in address to the nation—move forward and hold back

Repeating the mistakes of the recent past in Syria

By Cal Thomas
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Syria | Perhaps if America had a successful track record in the Middle East, President Obama’s appeal for a “limited” attack on Syria might carry more weight.

Persecution in Syria? No comment

By Emily Belz
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Syria | Asked about religious minorities in Syria, the U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom has nothing to say

Midday Roundup: Guilty plea for man who killed 6-week-old unborn baby

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Pro-life plea. A Florida man pleaded guilty yesterday to tricking his pregnant girlfriend into taking an abortion pill that caused her to miscarry her unborn…

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