Readers write in about speculation that Gen. Petraeus will run for president and the Iraq war.
If oil revenue is concentrated on infrastructure projects in far-flung regions, such as South Sudan and Darfur, it could prevent those areas from falling back into war.
Military jets were scrambled to escort a Boeing 757 to the ground after a Qatari diplomat was caught smoking a cigarette, reflecting how jittery America still is about suspicious activity on an airplane.
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the militant Shiite group Hezbollah, said Wednesday his group was not behind the 2005 truck bomb blast that killed Lebanon's former prime minister. Many fear instability if an investigating tribunal issues indictments in the Hariri assassination against Hezbollah officials.
The experienced and large delegation from Japan showed a deft hand in its win against a bluefin tuna ban and other measures at the 175-nation CITES meeting on endangered species in Qatar.
Just as Earth Hour can pressure governments on global warming, so can consumers push politicians to protect endangered species such as bluefin tuna, several kinds of sharks, and corals -- all of which were abandoned at a UN wildlife conference.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Qatar rejected protection for marine species, including sharks, bluefin tuna, and coral, disappointing the US, environmentalists, and marine scientists.
GREAT HAMMERHEAD SHARK: A great hammerhead is seen Walker's Cay, Bahamas, where they feed in open ocean fish as well as other sharks. In its triennial conference, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, came to a close without protecting any threatened marine species.
The expanding investigation into the Dubai assassination of a Hamas official – with Britain alleging this week that Israel forged passports used by the alleged killers – has drawn attention to the methods and style of Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's longest-serving police chief.
In order for Sudan to avoid a backslide into war, outside humanitarian aid work needs to cede the floor to local-led projects.