Newt Gingrich said in Tuesday's presidential debate that he couldn't imagine deporting illegal immigrants who have been in the US a long time. When Rick Perry said something similar, his collapse began.
Oil prices rose above $108 per barrel in the wake of new sanctions on Iran. The US, Canada, and Britain announced new sanctions on Iran's energy and finance sectors.
The Arab League's Saturday night deadline to end the violence in Syria was bookended by government crackdowns and an attack on the Baath party headquarters Sunday.
Journalist Nicholas Blanford's comprehensive account of the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel is well-paced and gripping.
The Arab League’s deadline for an end to government violence passed last night, but Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he won't stop using force to put down a growing insurrection.
Defectors from Syria's armed forces raided an intelligence compound near the capital Damascus Wednesday.
Today's Arab League vote to suspend Syria's membership – coupled with military assaults by defected soldiers – signal that President Assad may now be facing a critical mass of opposition.