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  • A Free Syrian Army fighter holds a home-made grenade as another fighter has a coffee in Idlib, north Syria, on Tuesday. Syria's president defied mounting international pressure to end the year-old crackdown on an uprising against him. (Associated Press)

    Syrian president vows to keep fighting

    Syria's president defied mounting international pressure to end the year-old crackdown on an uprising against him and said Tuesday he is determined to go on fighting what he called "foreign-backed terrorism."

  • Illustration: Mullahs by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: The myth of crippling sanctions

    The White House keeps waiting for "crippling sanctions" to have an impact on Iran's nuclear program. It will be a long wait.

  • The 2nd Corps of the Korean People's Army in North Korea conducts a live-fire exercise near North Korea's southwest coast on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo)

    N. Korea holds live-fire drills near sea boundary

    North Korean troops brandished weapons given to them by new leader Kim Jong-un as they carried out live-fire drills near the disputed sea boundary with South Korea amid more anger from Pyongyang over joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

  • Hassana Abu Firasl (left), a Syrian who fled the town of Qusair, near Homs, Syria, is seen with her family at the Lebanese-Syrian border village of Qaa, in eastern Lebanon, on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Syrian refugees in Lebanon recount terror

    Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring Lebanon on Monday said they feared they would be slaughtered in their own homes as government forces hunted down opponents in a brutal offensive against the opposition stronghold of Homs.

  • 25 police killed in Iraq shooting spree

    A gang of gunmen disguised in military-style uniforms and carrying forged arrest warrants killed 25 police Monday, then hoisted the battle flag of al Qaeda in a carefully planned early-morning shooting spree in western Iraq, officials said.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama's litany of failures

    It is time for those who voted for Barack Obama to admit they were deceived and made the wrong choice.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Issue Afghanistan an ultimatum

    Our troops are being targeted and slain in Afghanistan in a very cowardly way by the very people they are trying to help. Instead of apologies, which are considered a sign of weakness in that part of the world, an ultimatum should be issued: Stop the killing and the out-of-control demonstrations or U.S. troops will be pulled out immediately, opening the door for the return of the Taliban.

  • President Obama meets March, 5, 2012, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. (Associated Press)

    Meeting Netanyahu, Obama tries to tamp down war talk

    In a show of solidarity, President Obama sat down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to reassure him that the U.S. would always be there for Israel, even as he continued to try to tamp down talk of a military strike against Iran.

  • Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday that the decision to kill a U.S. citizen living abroad who poses a terrorist threat "is among the gravest that government leaders can face," but justified the action as legal and sometimes necessary in the war on terrorism.

    Holder: U.S. can kill American terrorists abroad

    U.S. military and intelligence agencies can legally kill American citizens overseas if they are al Qaeda leaders who pose an imminent threat to the United States and cannot be captured, U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday.

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