In the past 70 years, the US has contributed more than half a trillion dollars to cover the immense growth and maintenance
The reconquest of Aleppo is a significant victory for the Syrian regime over the armed opposition which has now been confined to a few pockets in the east of the city. But this victory is drenched in the bitter taste of defeat.
For the mostly Sunni rebel groups, the fall of Aleppo would deprive them of their last big foothold in a major Syrian city.
The attack this month on a police academy in Quetta that killed 61 cadets and wounded some 170 others, the worst such incident
In Canada, protests by Muslim parents against music education are testing Toronto's accommodation with conflicting cultural and religious values. Such confrontations give extremists opportunities to lower the bar on demands for Islamisation. In this context, Muslim reformers provide some antidotes.
In 2000, the Green Party candidate had siphoned off enough progressive votes to assure Bush's victory and the disasters that followed. In 2016, a vote for the Libertarian or Green presidential ticket is a vote for Trump. It is existentially essential to vote for Hillary Clinton.
You don't have to agree with us on theology to stand up for our freedom.
President Obama leaves Washington today for his third and final presidential "hajj" to Saudi Arabia for tense meetings with newly installed Saudi King Salman.
Conventional wisdom in the United States holds that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are right to enter the chaos defining Syria's civil war.
Saudi Arabia Should Be Disturbed, Not Reassured, Since It Poses a Worse Threat to the Middle East Than Iran
Last Month Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Riyadh to reassure the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that the U.S. stood with them. "Nothing has changed" as a result of the nuclear pact with Iran, he insisted.