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As the world focuses on the passing of Hugo Chavez and the impact of his socialist policies on oil-rich Venezuela, halfway around the globe a different kind of leader has been quietly transforming his country into a prosperous and reliable partner of the West.
A Kuwaiti appeals court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence against a Twitter user for comments considered offensive to Islam and the Sunni monarchies of fellow Gulf states Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, a rights activist in the country told the Associated Press.
The United States has had limited success cutting off funding to the al Qaeda-linked fighters and foreign jihadists flowing into Syria — in part because of a lack of cooperation on the part of Middle Eastern allies, Intelligence and national security community sources say.
Congratulations to Daniel Pipes for his timely and serious, if occasionally satirical, call to resettle Muslim refugees from Syria in Islamic nations ("A common culture for refugees," Commentary, Sept. 25). Mr. Pipes' satire exposes the canard of the rationale for Syrian-refugee resettlement in Western countries with Judeo-Christian traditions: Why would a believer in the Islamic ideology consent to resettlement in a Western nation? Our culture accepts the use of alcohol and pork products by unveiled, "liberated" women who may be attired in miniskirts or less. Why not settle instead in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or even Indonesia or Kenya, where the refugees have much more in common with the natives, likely including some degree of enthusiasm for Shariah law?
Syrians fleeing violence should be allowed to resettle in other Muslim countries
As U.S. and Russian negotiators met for a second day on ridding Syria of its chemical weapons, President Obama said Friday that any agreement must be "enforceable."
The passive is never the voice of a leader. What plain folk asked to go to war crave is plain speech delivered with passion, a leader who says what he means, means what he says, and says on Tuesday what he said on Monday.
Bashar Assad won Round 1, and there probably won't be a Round 2. The momentum toward punishing the Syrian regime, payback for what everyone agrees are war crimes and crimes against humanity, has dissipated. Momentum blunted is difficult to recover.
Saudi Arabia's surprising decision to support Egypt's military leaders in their bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has split the Arab world in two.