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  • A demonstrator gestures under a large poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

    Activists: Syrian troops kill 100 in village

    Government forces surrounded residents of a restive Syrian village in a valley and killed all those trapped inside — more than 100 people — in a barrage of rockets, tank shells, bombs and gunfire that lasted for hours, a witness and two activist groups said Wednesday.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    BERMAN: Can Obama handle North Korean chaos?

    The sudden death of North Korea's long-serving "Dear Leader," Kim Jong-il, has propelled the world's last remaining Stalinist state back into the international spotlight. In the process, it has refocused attention on one of the most stubborn strategic dilemmas facing the United States.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    LYONS: Facing reality about Iran

    Now that the last U.S. troops have withdrawn from Iraq, the question of how to deal with Iran's aggression and its drive to develop a nuclear weapon remains less than clear. At the White House meeting on Dec. 12 between President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, only passing recognition was given to these two issues.

  • States expand 'disadvantaged' category to address racial gap

    A number of states struggling with vast racial achievement gaps in schools may have found a way around the problem: Lump blacks and Hispanics with handicapped and poor children.

  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, a Republican, officially filed nominating petition papers comprising 16,026 signatures Tuesday to the State Board of Elections on behalf of his preferred GOP presidential candidate. (The Washington Times)

    Bolling ties 2013 hopes to Romney

    Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, facing a challenge from the right in state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, finds himself banking on a strong performance from Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney to give him a boost for the 2013 GOP gubernatorial nomination.

  • Inside Politics

    The House has defeated a resolution to criticize a Florida Republican who compared Democrats' political messaging to the work of Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.

  • The Washington Times

    DECKER: Five Questions with Jon Huntsman

    Jon Huntsman Jr. is a candidate for the Republican nomination for president. He has a rare combination of domestic and foreign-policy experience as well as work as a business executive. A two-term governor of Utah, Mr. Huntsman was re-elected in 2008 with a record 77.7 percent of the vote.

  • ** FILE ** This undated photo reportedly shows the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar. (AP Photo/File)

    EDITORIAL: Biden's Taliban buddies

    Vice President Joe Biden said the Taliban are not our enemy. If so, it makes one wonder what all the killing is about.

  • DINE: Workers back Obama with less fervor

    One of the most memorable cartoons I saw about the ending of the Soviet Union 20 years ago showed a fellow painting a sign on a wall expressing the thought: "Workers of the world ... aw, forget it."

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