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GENE POLICINSKI: Foley showed courage in face of danger

GENE POLICINSKI: Foley showed courage in face of danger

To just mourn the brutal death of photojournalist James Foley seems not enough.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
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August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Global conflicts cause concern in markets, commodities

Headlines across the world have been filled with news of violence and intensifying conflicts in the Gaza strip, the Ukraine and Russia, and Iraq.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Western anti-Semitism isn't rational

WALTER WILLIAMS: Western anti-Semitism isn't rational

Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has accused Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the Gaza conflict. Her harshest criticism, as well as that of most nations, has been reserved for the Israeli government, charging it has committed war crimes in direct vi…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel defends its right to exist

GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel defends its right to exist

Many people are quick to judge Israel in its defense against Hamas in Gaza. Hamas' mission is not to achieve political gain but create an Islamic caliphate throughout the entire region. In their charter, it states clearly that their extremist stance is uncompromising with regard to Israel. I…

August 04, 2014 12:00 am
CHARLES HAYNES: In a world of sectarian violence, what can be done?

CHARLES HAYNES: In a world of sectarian violence, what can be done?

Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — the extremist movement now occupying large swaths of territory in the region — forced the last Christians out of the Iraqi city of Mosul.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
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July 25, 2014 12:00 am
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July 17, 2014 12:00 am
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July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Crete man returns home from Middle East tour of duty

Crete man returns home from Middle East tour of duty

CRETE | James McCaig, a sergeant in the Army who has done three tours of duty in the Middle East —  Kuwait, Iraq and most recently Afghanistan — returned to his hometown of Crete on Saturday, with nearly 100 family members on hand to greet him.

June 14, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel-Palestinian conflict must be viewed in regional terms

GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel-Palestinian conflict must be viewed in regional terms

A prominent and powerful man is embarrassed when private comments made behind closed doors are leaked to the media, causing a storm of criticism. There are calls for his removal by people who find his remarks utterly unacceptable and contemptible.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am
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May 07, 2014 12:00 am

No new Middle East virus cases reported; governor to join media briefing

MUNSTER | A patient at Community Hospital with the first U.S. case of a deadly virus from the Middle East remains in good condition and is improving daily, according to a statement released Sunday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

May 04, 2014 8:00 pm
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April 28, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. isn't handling Middle East situation well

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. isn't handling Middle East situation well

The Israeli-Arab Palestinian peace talks are unraveling and on the verge of collapse.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Iran accord underscores importance of Turkey

GUEST COMMENTARY: Iran accord underscores importance of Turkey

The international agreement to restrain Iran’s nuclear program has generated anxiety in Israel, and elsewhere. Middle East uncertainty underscores the growing importance of Turkey, a democracy with strong ties to both Iran and the West.

December 07, 2013 12:00 am
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November 16, 2013 12:00 am

FUTURES FILE: Hog prices climb, cotton collapses in futures markets

Pork market sizzles

October 26, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama’s missing plan on Syria

GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama’s missing plan on Syria

President Barack Obama’s notorious – and likely ill-considered – “red line” comment has forced us into debating a military attack in yet another Middle East country. It appears the purpose of the attack is, first and foremost, to defend the president’s own credibility. An attack may have oth…

September 09, 2013 5:15 pm
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September 06, 2013 12:00 am
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