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  • Ariel Sharon     Associated Press photo

    EDITORIAL: Farewell to the fallen lion of Israel

    War hero, statesman, strategist and pragmatist, Ariel Sharon died just when the perpetually stalled Middle East Peace "process" could use his brand of decisiveness. Boldness and decisiveness, alas, are out of fashion, replaced by retreat into "process."

  • Members of the Knesset guard carry the coffin of late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the Knesset, Israeli Parliament, in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    The late Ariel Sharon is admired for his unwavering defense of Israel

    Israelis great and small lined up to say a final goodbye Sunday to the flag-draped coffin of Ariel Sharon, as the country, the region and the rest of the world struggled to come to grips with the complicated legacy of one of Israel's most towering and divisive figures.

  • Ariel Sharon, former Israeli prime minister, dies at 85 after long illness

    Ariel Sharon, a pivotal figure in Israel's history from his days as a foot soldier in the country's 1948 war for independence to his final years as a prime minister seeking a permanent peace in one of the world's toughest neighborhoods, has died after a lengthy illness. He was 85.

  • The Washington Times

    HANSON: The stagnant Mediterranean


  • **FILE** Members of the British military's 4th Mechanised Brigade parade through central London to attend a reception at the Houses of Parliament on April 22, 2013. The soldiers recently returned from six months serving in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (Associated Press)

    British forces to return to Persian Gulf to fill void from U.S. exit

    Britain is set to restore a military presence in its former imperial stomping grounds in the Persian Gulf, driven in part by the need to fill in behind U.S. forces who will withdraw as part of the Pentagon's "pivot" to Asia, a London think tank with close ties to the British armed forces said in a study published Monday.

  • Egyptian activists burn a poster depicting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a protest outside the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Cairo is the sixth leg of Kerry's first official overseas trip and begins the Middle East portion of his nine-day journey. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Violent protests outside Cairo as protests spread

    Violent protests erupted outside Egypt's capital on Saturday as activists accused police of using excessive force in two cities and running over protesters, including one who was crushed to death by an armored vehicle.

  • Egyptians shout slogans during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on Feb. 1, 2013. Arabic on the banner at right reads, "I'm free.'" (Associated Press)

    Egypt protesters, police clash at Morsi's palace

    Thousands of protesters denouncing Egypt's Islamist president marched on his palace in Cairo on Friday, clashing with security forces firing tear gas and water cannons in the eighth day of the country's wave of political violence.

  • Egyptian protesters take cover as they clash with riot police, not seen, near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Two years after Egypt's revolution began, the country's schism was on display Friday as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Angry protests leave 7 dead on Egypt anniversary

    Violence erupted across Egypt on Friday as tens of thousands took to the streets to deliver an angry backlash against President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, demanding regime change on the second anniversary of the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak. At least seven people were killed.

  • Egyptian boys hold posters of Ahmed Hussein Eid, a university student who was fatally stabbed by three suspected militants, during his funeral procession in Suez, Egypt, on July 4, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Islamists suspected in Egyptian student's murder

    An Egyptian university student was fatally stabbed as his girlfriend looked on after three suspected Islamic militants confronted the couple in a park and told them they should not be together if they are not married, security officials said Wednesday.

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