More Middle East Articles

  • Iran's president lashes out at nuke deal critics

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered his harshest criticism yet of hard-liners opposed to making a deal over its contested nuclear program with world powers, saying they should go "to hell." Rouhani made the comments Monday while addressing an annual meeting of...

  • Kerry urges calm in Iraq

    SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging the people of Iraq to remain calm as the country faces a political crisis while battling advances by Islamic State militants. Speaking in Australia on Monday, Kerry said there should be no use of force by political factions as Iraq...

  • Gov. Cuomo, New York officials heading to Israel

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit to show "solidarity" during the country's conflict in Gaza. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on...

  • Pope expresses outrage at violence in Iraq

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed outrage at violence aimed at religious minorities in Iraq, where fleeing children have died of thirst, and called on the world "to stop these crimes." In a strongly worded message during his traditional Sunday blessing, Francis said the news...

  • In Iraq, Obama launches another drive-by war

    President Obama says he doesn't take lightly the decision to launch air attacks on Iraq -- but you couldn't tell that from the way he launched the attack.

  • Four reasons Obama's airstrikes won't solve Iraq's ISIS problem

    When it comes to Iraq, President Obama is very much the reluctant warrior.

  • Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain — not destroy — the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian...

  • US bombs militants in Iraq as crisis worsens

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from a religious minority, according to an Iraqi official, while thousands of other...

  • How Obama decided on airstrikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the summer, President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the president decided the U.S....

  • John Boehner supports airstrikes but 'dismayed' by Obama's Iraq policies

    Boehner accused the president of being "disengaged" despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress and even members of its own administration of the growing threat posed by ISIS.

  • Obama's narrow, specific, extremely limited action in Iraq

    In the president's first sentence Wednesday night, he stressed that he was authorizing two, and only two, actions.

  • How the United Nations prevents peace in the Middle East

    The organization plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel.

  • U.S. military aircraft conducts first airstrike in Iraq

    Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed the bombing in a tweet Friday morning.

  • VIDEO: Obama announces Iraq airstrikes, humanitarian aid

    "There is no decision I take more seriously than the use of military force."

  • Three times pro-Palestine public figures likely made things worse for their cause

    Here are three really insane things that have been said publicly by supporters of Palestine.

From the Weekly Standard

  • No Law, No Order

    Ferguson, Mo.

  • No Reply from America?

    On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they...

  • Bartleby, the President

    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...