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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.

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.

WATCH: Toy That Saved Titanic Passenger Plays Music Again

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

A little over a century after the tragic sinking of the Titanic, historians say they have repaired a strange little toy pig that survived the infamous...

New York-Based UN Staff Regularly Volunteer for Hazardous Overseas Duty

Barbara Tavora-Jainchill | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Barbara Tavora-Jainchill

Any objective evaluation of the New York-based staff's record will lead one to agree with Narda Cupidore who has served in Angola, Mozambique and Israel, and whose husband served in Iraq and is currently in Somalia: "Sacrifice is a way of life in the UN - we can only hope that our sacrifices are appreciated."

Egypt's Legitimacy Dilemma: Who Has the Right to Rule?

Michael Hughes | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Michael Hughes

Edward Gibbon's reflections from over two centuries ago regarding the defects inherent in military rule seem quite prescient in light of Egypt's recen...

LOOK: 14th-Century Assassin's Tool Unearthed

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed a remarkable ring they believe was used to assassinate rivals during the 14th century. The medieval poison...

Bombs of the Nile

Shan Wells | Posted 10.22.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


Young People Will Invent Their Futures

Ravi Kumar | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

Kelvin Doe found that batteries were too expensive for a project he was working on in 2009. He used acid, soda, and metal parts that he found in trash...


The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion

A decade-long court battle over purported biblical relics took a surprising turn this month when Israeli authorities decided to seek possession of one...

WATCH: 1,345-Pound Man Gets Help From King

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

Khalid Bin Mohsen Shaeri, a 1,345-pound man who had been unable to leave his bedroom for years, got the royal treatment on Monday. Saudi Arabia's K...