Mideast Palestinians _Lea.jpg - Washington Times
Skip to content

Photo by: Adel Hana
Isra Almodallal, 23, the first spokeswoman for Hamas, the conservative Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, talks on her cellphone at her office during an interview at the Hamas Information Ministry in Gaza City. The appointment of Ms. Almodallal by Hamas, which at times has sought to curb women’s freedoms, indicates an attempt by the group to project a new, friendlier face abroad. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Featured Photo Galleries

Mahan 3.jpg

Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.