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Syria as Russia's Oil Price Tool

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Over the last weeks, since the inception of the demonstrations in Egypt for president Morsi's ouster, to the sarin gassing of innocents in Syria these past days, the price of oil has skyrocketed. After Saudi Arabia, the most immediate beneficiary of this spiking of oil prices is Russia.

Around The World In 10 Photos

Posted 09.07.2013 | World

Every week, we bring you some of the most fascinating photos from around the world. This week, we've got an incredible puppet show in Indonesia, th...

Putin Schools Obama: From Russia With Love

William Bradley | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

I'm baffled by what Obama is doing and have been for more than a week. If he had determined to attack, which I think is highly questionable strategy, he should have done it right away, fast and hard. The U.S. Navy had the ships on station to carry out the strikes.

New Debate Over Fabled Mines Of King Solomon

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

Perhaps finally putting to rest a longstanding debate among experts, some researchers claim they can now definitively state that an ancient mine did e...

LOOK: Gruesome War Tactic Has Ancient Roots?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

Even as Syrian President Bashar Assad faces international criticism over allegations of illegal chemical attacks, it appears the region may have seen ...

Making the Jump Together

John Feffer | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
John Feffer

In April, Serbia and Kosovo signed a landmark normalization treaty. The deal, in what might seem a paradoxical quid pro quo, gives Kosovo authority over the Serbian pocket in the north and greater autonomy to the Serbs living in that region.

Swords and Ploughshares in Germany

John Feffer | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
John Feffer

In 1990, East Germany had to handle the delicate issue of the withdrawal of Soviet troops. This was no small question. There were 380,000 Soviet troops stranded by the fall of the Wall and the unification of Germany.

Suddenly Syria: Obama's, Heh, Plan

William Bradley | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

For a guy who has worked for the last few years at low-balling the complex challenge of Syria, President Barack Obama has uncannily found just the way to make it bigger than ever.

LOOK: Spy Photos Reveal Ancient Roman Ruins

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

Sometimes it pays to take a second look. Archaeologists from two United Kingdom universities examining declassified spy photos rediscovered part of...

The Race From the Bottom

John Feffer | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
John Feffer

It's almost never an advantage to be at the bottom. But when it comes to the list of poorest countries in Europe, there appears to be a slight advantage.

LOOK: Even Ancient Peoples Liked To Get Lucky

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

A fascinating find in southeastern Turkey may provide clues to the leisure activities of ancient cultures in the region thousands of years ago. Ear...

White House Scores Big With Sunny

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 11.03.2013 | Celebrity
Alison Winfield Burns

Has everyone seen the most adorable animated GIF out there? Take a Time Out and a big step back from world events and worries. This is officially the end of summer, and here's a breath of happy, fresh air!

Procrastinating Obama Is Rudderless on Syria

William J. Furney | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
William J. Furney

The civilized world cannot stand by while civilians are gassed; that's a given. But beyond any immediate, temporary retaliation, we all must be concerned with a settlement to a war that threatens to drag on for years more and further decimate Syria and its people.

Around The World In 10 Photos

The Huffington Post | Elliott Snyder | Posted 08.31.2013 | World

Every week, we bring you some of the most fascinating photos from around the world. This week, we've got a happy couple at the Tomatina Festival, a...

U.S. Military Intervention in Syria: Legitimacy Does Matter

David Mednicoff | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
David Mednicoff

Trying to build legitimacy and content for international law is doing something. The problem, for many of us, is that it seems slow, and offers no immediate resolution to punishing Assad for his awful attacks.

Syrian President's Son Posts Anti-U.S. Facebook Rant?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

In a lengthy Facebook post this week, someone who evidence suggests is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's 11-year-old son denounced the U.S. and pledg...

Why California Is the Hinge of America's Asia-Pacific Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Focusing more on the Asia-Pacific region has long been in the cards as Asian economies rebuilt and rose to the fore in the decades after World War II and the ruinous Pacific War that was such a critical and yet underplayed part of it.

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Craig Considine | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Craig Considine

When "non-Westerners" make use of weapons of mass destruction, there is outrage and calls for military intervention from "the West," but when "Westerners" themselves use them, it is totally permissible, and the world can hardly react.

Russia Calls Urgent UN Security Council Meeting On Syria

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — A meeting of the U.N. Security Council's permanent members ended quickly Thursday with no sign of progress on an agreement over...

Palestinians and Double Standards

David Harris | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
David Harris

If Israel isn't involved, it seems, the killing of Palestinian civilians just doesn't arouse interest, much less anger.

The Hard Truths We Must Swallow: The Rwandan Government Wreaking Havoc in Congo

Alice Gatebuke | Posted 10.25.2013 | World
Alice Gatebuke

Since the first invasion, more than 5 million people have died in Congo, making it the deadliest conflict since the Second World War. And many of those deaths lie at the hands of the Rwandan government.

In Which Mode Is Obama at His Worst, Ultra-PC or Anti-PC?

William Bradley | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

One of the oddest aspects of Barack Obama's presidency is its sometimes quite strange mix of the ultra-politically correct and the anti-politically correct. They've led to some of the most crashingly boneheaded things this White House has done.

Girl Power! Women Ruled Brutal Ancient Culture?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

Talk about ancient girl power! Archaeologists working in Peru have uncovered the skeleton of a woman believed to have been a high priestess of a my...

Around The World In 10 Photos

The Huffington Post | Elliott Snyder | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

Every week, we bring you some of the most fascinating photos from around the world. This week, we've got a raging wildfire in Portugal, a blue moon...

Germany: Closing Doors, Opening Doors

John Feffer | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
John Feffer

It's difficult to close down an organization that's about to be absorbed by a bigger entity. Now imagine what it must be like to close down a country. The to-do list is monumental.