Chavez Still in Charge

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The Venezuelan strongman’s health is as mysterious as ever.

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The Islamist Proxy War in South Sudan

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The hope for secular democracy and religious freedom comes under brutal attack.

How Obama Is Hurting Small Business

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The president has hung the engine of growth and job-making out to dry.

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Lies My President Told AIPAC

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Obama’s latest sham rhetoric to the Jewish community fits a pattern of duplicity.

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How Hamas Tortures Gaza

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Is it really a mystery who brings human suffering to the Palestinians?

Iran takes fight to opposition online – Times Online

Iran’s clerical rulers, who succeeded in suppressing widespread demonstrations last week by blanketing Tehran with security, are escalating a cyberwar to combat the increasingly powerful role of the internet in mobilising their opponents. Visitors to the website of the main challenger in last June’s disputed presidential election were greeted by an image of the Iranian […]

Iran crackdown a ‘human rights disaster,’ report says – CNN.com

A human rights group is calling on Iran to free protesters detained after the disputed June 12 presidential election, calling the government’s crackdown on its critics a “human rights disaster.” A report released Sunday by New York-based Human Rights Watch details alleged abuses by members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Basij militia and police following widespread […]

Bomb kills Iran nuclear physicist tied to Mousavi – AP

TEHRAN, Iran – A nuclear physics professor who publicly backed Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in the disputed June presidential election was killed Tuesday when a bomb-rigged motorcycle blew up outside his home. The blast, apparently set off by a remote trigger, left a puzzling mix of clues about why a 50-year-old researcher with […]

A New Way on Iran – by Jacob Laksin

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The Obama administration’s policy of engaging the mullahs goes up in flames.