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Wake up call: Where is Obama’s foreign policy revolution taking America?

A Hizbullah bomber killed 241 at a U.S. Marines barracks near Beirut on Oct. 23, 1983. / AP

Special to By Adam Turner Sometimes, the Obama Administration’s vaunted “smart diplomacy” can take your breath away. Take, for instance, the report that President Obama is considering sanctions on Israel for ongoing “settlement” construction in East Jerusalem. After initially […]

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U.S. grants reprieve on aid to Egypt after lobbying from Saudis, Israel, Jordan, UAE

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States, after withholding military aid for more than a year, has granted a reprieve to Egypt. Congress has passed a spending bill that revises U.S. civilian and military assistance to Egypt. Under the […]

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Why not a ‘Caribbean solution’ for the Israel-Palestinian issue?

Sec. of State John Kerry in Paris on March 30. / AP

Special to By Norman Bailey All diplomatic efforts having failed, perhaps it’s time to look at a new solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Kerry and Clinton and Indyk and Erekat and God knows how many others have failed. The […]

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Obama administration won’t deny report it may impose sanctions on Israel


Special to WASHINGTON — The United States has still not ruled out imposing sanctions on Israel for building Jewish homes in Jerusalem. The administration of President Barack Obama has refused to dismiss reports that it was examining sanctions on […]

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Suspect in stabbing death of American woman in UAE also targeted U.S. doctor


Special to ABU DHABI — UAE police have arrested a woman on suspicion of stabbing to death an American teacher in a shopping mall in Abu Dhabi. The suspect, who lives in Abu Dhabi and was seen on surveillance […]

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This film’s no joke to North Korea


Special to By Donald Kirk, The North Koreans could not have come up with a better way to publicize a movie. Can anyone imagine a Hollywood comedy causing a diplomatic storm involving United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and […]

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Iran: Not to be confused with Islam or the regime trying to hijack its cultural legacy

Dr. Kaveh Farrokh  receives the Golden Persian Lioness Award for his book 'Shadows in the Desert' from Michael Gayle of the U.S. Embassy in London on Oct. 31, 2008 in London.

Special to By Sheda Vasseghi In a 2008 article, historian Penelope Corfield claims “[t]he study of the past is essential for ‘rooting’ people in time. And why should that matter? The answer is that people who feel themselves to […]

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U.S. trains Iraqi national guard units in all 19 provinces

Sunnis in training for national guard unit near Ramadi, Iraq. / Ali Al-Mashhadani / Reuters / Landov

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States has led a Western program to form and train a national guard for Iraq. Officials said the U.S. military was training Sunnis and Shi’ites to form a national guard to protect against […]

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U.S. wins an extension for Iran in its negotiations for a nuclear deal

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, EU envoy Catherine Ashton and Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna on Nov. 20. Leonard Foeger / Reuters

Special to WASHINGTON — Iran has been given another reprieve in the campaign to reach a nuclear agreement with the West. The P5+1 nations ( five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely United States, Russia, China, United […]

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It’s come to this: Time to impeach ‘Emperor Obama’


Special to By Grace Vuoto President Barack Obama is in open defiance of the U.S. Constitution. This week, in an address to the nation, he announced he is granting relief from deportation to approximately 4 to 5 million illegal […]

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