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08/28/2014 - 3:49pm

    The United States is swamped by refugee children from collapsing Central American countries; efforts to contain the major Ebola outbreak in West Africa are straining governments there; jihadists have carved out a bloodthirsty caliphate inside Iraq and Syria; after having already eaten Crimea, Russia keeps...

08/10/2014 - 7:37pm

    That is how one unnamed official described the military option in Iraq, last Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

    Of course, the war in Iraq is supposed to be over. It was called "Operation Iraqi Freedom" until its name was changed in 2010 to "Operation New Dawn....

08/10/2014 - 7:31pm

    If there was one person attending this week's deftly staged U.S-Africa Leaders Summit who wanted the word "ebola" to dominate every headline, it would probably be Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

    Anything to keep Boko Haram out of the discussion....

08/10/2014 - 7:28pm

    Ebola was not supposed to have a prominent place on the agenda for this week's Africa summit. But it keeps infecting the discussion.

    Forty African heads of state visited Washington this week, snarling traffic as the Obama administration highlights what it...

08/10/2014 - 7:24pm

    On July 23, Dr. Kent Brantly woke up with a fever. He immediately quarantined himself, and three days later a test confirmed his nightmare. He had the Ebola virus.

    Brantly, 33, emailed a friend and said that he was "terrified," for he knew better than anyone...

08/10/2014 - 7:21pm

    After leaders from more than 40 African countries gathered for President Obama's historic summit, we should not forget that free speech and a free press are economic development issues, too.

    That message emerged as an important theme in a panel on press freedoms...

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