Trapped Between Assad, Israel, and al Qaeda

Syria’s million-strong Druze minority finds itself in the crosshairs of war — and forced into a no-win choice to secure its survival.

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The South Carolina church shooting

There are days when I think America is just crazy. Yesterday was one of them.


Al Qaeda Claims Western Hostages Killed in U.S. Drone Strikes Converted to Islam

Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto were killed in a drone strike while held captive in Pakistan.


Egypt’s Quiet Social Revolution

The generation that launched the Tahrir Square revolution in 2011 is changing the country again.


The Pope Believes in Climate Change

Pope Francis's controversial climate encyclical might tick off American Catholics from Princeton professors to the GOP, but it's right in line with his congregation in Latin America.


Pope Francis Calls for Aggressive Action on Climate Change in Leaked Encyclical

An Italian paper broke embargo and published the document ahead of schedule.


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Obama’s Outreach to the American Jewish Community Isn't Going Well

Why Obama’s recent outreach to the American Jewish community -- on Israel, Iran, and the security of the Middle East -- isn’t going to amount to much of anything at all.


Vatican: Irish Gay Marriage Referendum a ‘Defeat for Humanity’

The Irish referendum on same-sex marriage was the first time such rights were granted by popular vote.

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