Middle East

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The war for credibility

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Syria | Here’s the situation: The president of the United States has resisted pressure to get involved in a civil war going on halfway around the world. The…

Globe Trot: The Syrian hard sell

By Mindy Belz
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International | President Barack Obama will address the nation on Tuesday night on Syria. Does it seem to anyone else this drawn-out debate is a convenient way not to debate…

A letter from Aleppo

By A Syrian doctor
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Syria | A firsthand account from inside Syria’s humanitarian disaster

In war, reconciliation

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | The bombing of a Christian bookshop in northern Iraq was one of my first reporting assignments in the Middle East. It was about 1999, and it turned out that…

Globe Trot: Sense and nonsense on Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | For all the week’s nonsense on Syria, here’s some sense: “The administration has cited the need to deter and prevent use of chemical weapons—a…

Midday Roundup: Going it alone at the G-20

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Feeling isolated. President Barack Obama found himself in the minority at the Global 20 summit today as traditional allies joined opponents to urge the U.S.

Flooding the zone

By J.C. Derrick
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Syria | Senate panel approves military action in Syria as administration continues to lobby Congress

Globe Trot: Drumbeats of war get louder on Capitol Hill

By Mindy Belz
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International | Secretary of State John Kerry spent more than 3 ½ hours yesterday on Capitol Hill making his case for going to war with Syria before the Senate Foreign…

Midday Roundup: Holding the fuse on the Syrian powder keg

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Ka-boom? President Barack Obama said today he is confident he will win congressional support for a military strike against Syria. Two prominent…

The weakened president

By Cal Thomas
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Syria | Appearing in the White House Rose Garden last Saturday, President Obama apparently experienced a revelation. He acknowledged there are constitutional limits…

Obama melodrama

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | The president’s latest turnabout on Syria may suggest cracks in U.S. intelligence

Globe Trot: Obama’s ‘second decision’ leaves Syrians bewildered

By Mindy Belz
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International | Reaction in Syria to President Barack Obama’s “I’ve made a second decision” speech on Saturday is bewildered. (Look for more at WORLDmag.com today and…

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