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  • Putin Defies Obama in Syria as Arms Fuel Assad Resurgence

    President Vladimir Putin, condemned by NATO for annexing Crimea, is now defying the U.S. in Syria by sending more and deadlier arms to help Bashar al-Assad score a string of advances against insurgents, military experts say.

  • Syria Peace Effort Largely a Failure, U.S. Official Says

    Attempts to negotiate a diplomatic solution to Syria’s civil war are failing, a U.S. State Department official said, as lawmakers denounced the Obama administration’s response to the country’s turmoil.

  • Syria Peace Effort Largely Failed, U.S. Official Says

    Attempts to negotiate a diplomatic solution to Syria’s civil war are failing, a U.S. State Department official said, as lawmakers denounced the Obama administration’s response to the country’s turmoil.

  • How Did the U.S. Lose the Egyptian People?

    So here’s a question that’s nagging at me as we watch millions of Egyptians express their loathing for Mohamed Mursi, their hapless, power-grabbing president, and for his Muslim Brotherhood movement: How exactly did the U.S. come to be seen by Egyptian secularists and liberals as the handmaiden of a cultish fundamentalist political party whose motto includes this heartening sentiment: “Jihad is our way, and dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope”?

  • Good Riddance to Brotherhood’s Fake Democrats

    A few months ago, King Abdullah II of Jordan told me about his meetings with Mohamed Mursi, the now- deposed president of Egypt. The king wasn’t fond of Mursi, both because the Egyptian was a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and because Abdullah found Mursi exceedingly stupid.

  • Black Market Dollars Put Egyptian Economy on Alert: Currencies

    When two Egyptian banks refused to give Ahmed El-Rifai the dollars his digital media company needed to pay Facebook Inc. last month, he turned to a more reliable source: the black market at a premium of about 8 percent.

  • Obama Cabinet Member’s Son Among Americans Who Can’t Exit Egypt

    Egyptian authorities are blocking Americans working for U.S.-based pro-democracy organizations from leaving the country pending a decision on whether to put them on trial.

  • To Be Presidential, Romney Must First Be Truthful

    Presidential campaigns sometimes turn on big moments that help voters ponder the central question they have about every challenger: What would this person actually be like as president?

  • U.S. Says Egypt Agrees to Return Raided Offices’ Property

    Egyptian authorities have agreed to return property taken in yesterday’s raids on the offices of U.S. organizations working to promote democracy in the Middle Eastern nation, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

  • Commerzbank, JPMorgan, Megaupload, Macy’s in Court News

    More than 100 bankers claim Commerzbank AG broke a pledge by Dresdner Bank, which it bought in 2009, to set aside about $516 million for bonuses and are asking a U.K. court this week to order that they be paid.

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