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"War Crimes Trials For Islamic State fighters"

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
Ronald Tiersky

The military campaign against the Islamic State has jelled, and ISIS defeats continue to mount. As shown in the ouster of Islamic State forces last week from Manbij in Syria and Sirte in Libya, the group's fighters are now fleeing abroad or into the desert rather than fight to the death to hold untenable positions in cities and towns. Raqqa and Mosul will be next and at that point the war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq becomes a mopping-up operation, however bloody that may be.

A Bit of Gay Bashing at the United Nations

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

African and Arab nations have just succeeded by a whisker in deleting three words from a resolution that would have included gays in a denunciation of arbitrary killings. Europeans protested in vain.