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Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way

WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House panel on Benghazi made its public debut in a surprisingly subdued and bipartisan atmosphere Wednesday after two years of pitched political battles between Republicans and Democrats over the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in eastern Libya.

September 17, 2014 10:46 am
Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, …

September 11, 2014 7:04 am
Ukraine's leader: Careful optimism on peace talks

Ukraine's leader: Careful optimism on peace talks

Unmarked military vehicles burn on a country road in the village of Berezove, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after a clash between pro-government troops and Russian-backed separatist militia. Separatist rebels have made major strides in their offensive against Ukrainian government…

September 04, 2014 4:44 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan insurgent attacks underscore high stakes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan insurgent attacks underscore high stakes

On June 25, Afghanistan insurgents detonated a car bomb and fought security forces in front of the presidential palace. The area is the most heavily guarded in the country. Penetrating the enormous security apparatus is a major success, but spectacular attacks of various types are nothing ne…

June 29, 2013 12:00 am
Lugar honored for lifetime of service

Lugar honored for lifetime of service

MERRILLVILLE | Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar attributes his four decades of negotiating success with national and international leaders in part to the skills he learned on his earliest campaign trips to Northwest Indiana.

March 22, 2013 3:17 pm Photos

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Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

BEIRUT | In an appeal that could stoke more fury over an anti-Islam film, the leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah called for sustained protests in a rare public appearance Monday at a rapturous but peaceful rally attended by hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters in Beirut.

September 17, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

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Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, center, escorted by his bodyguards, waves to a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters during a rally Monday denouncing an anti-Islam film that has provoked a week of unrest in Muslim countries worldwide, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. Na…

September 17, 2012 12:51 pm
Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Afghan police stand by burning tires during a protest Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hundreds of Afghans burned cars and threw rocks at a U.S. military base as a demonstration against an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad turned violent in the Afghan capital early Monday.

September 17, 2012 12:51 pm
Protesters storm U.S. Embassy in Yemen in new attack

Protesters storm U.S. Embassy in Yemen in new attack

Yemeni protestors break a door Thursday of the U.S. Embassy during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen.

September 13, 2012 9:36 am
Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens

September 12, 2012 10:06 am
U.S. ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

U.S. ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

Egyptian protesters climb the walls of the U.S. embassy Tuesday while others chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest in Cairo, Egypt.

September 12, 2012 10:06 am
U.S. ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

U.S. ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down Tuesday from the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt.

September 12, 2012 10:06 am
Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams celebrates with the trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the women's final match Saturday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England.

July 07, 2012 5:07 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 3

nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 3

In the May 19 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Mark Kiesling and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss President Obama's speech on the Middle East and the peace process in Israel.

May 19, 2011 5:44 pm

EDITORIAL: Take action against WikiLeaks threat

One of the lessons from 9/11 was that the United States needed more human intelligence assets to protect the nation from attacks. The WikiLeaks website has jeopardized that protection through the release of classified U.S. diplomatic information.

December 02, 2010 12:00 am Related

Candidates to face off; voters not cheery in Ill.

SPRINGFIELD | The debate picture takes shape in the race for Illinois governor. A candidate admits he doesn't have the answers. Voters show deep mistrust of Illinois government.

September 20, 2010 12:00 am
American woman freed by Iran after bail deal

American woman freed by Iran after bail deal

TEHRAN, Iran | In just a few dizzying hours, American Sarah Shourd exchanged a cell in Tehran's Evin Prison for a private jet crossing the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, after an apparent diplomatic deal to cover a $500,000 bail and secure a release that seemed in jeopardy from the start.

September 14, 2010 5:06 pm
Obama invites Israeli, Palestinian leaders to U.S. for peace talks

Obama invites Israeli, Palestinian leaders to U.S. for peace talks

By David S. Cloud, Christi Parsons and Edmund Sanders

August 20, 2010 5:51 pm

Russia: Iran's nuclear plant to get fuel next week, 6th Ld-Writethru

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced Friday it will begin the startup next week of Iran's only atomic power plant, giving Tehran a boost as it struggles with international sanctions and highlighting differences between Moscow and Washington over pressuring the Islamic Republic to give up activitie…

August 13, 2010 3:10 pm
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