Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 10, 2013 7:01AM ET
A car bomb exploded in the Israel city of Tel Aviv on Thursday, but despite the obvious assumption, police say the explosion was not an act of terrorism.
Jan 10, 2013 5:54AM ET
Three members of a Turkish separatist group were found dead in Paris this morning in what police say was a politically motivated execution.
Jan 9, 2013 11:49AM ET
Hundreds of brushfires across the entire Australian continent and Tasmania are now so widespread they're bing monitored from space, and pictures from the ground are equally terrifying.
Jan 9, 2013 9:45AM ET
Tim Weiner on John Brennan, Jonathan Chait on elusive centrist debt solutions, J. Michael Cole on Japan-China hostilities, David Hirst on a possible Kurdish state, and Leonid Bershidsky on Gerard Depardieu taking Russia.
Jan 9, 2013 9:27AM ET
Three men who police say brutally raped 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pandey on a bus in New Delhi — after which one of them allegedly tried to run her over with it — will plead not guilty to charges of rape and murder.
Jan 9, 2013 7:50AM ET
After previously suggesting that some American forces could remain in Afghanistan for decades to come, the Pentagon says it's considering the possibility that no U.S. forces could be stationed there after 2014.
Jan 9, 2013 6:32AM ET
A prisoner swap between the Syrian government and rebels forces reveals what Bashar al-Assad's thinks the life of one of his own citizens is worth: About 2 percent of an Iranian's.
Jan 8, 2013 5:58PM ET
After years of suggesting that his kidnapping was a terrorist plot, U.S. officials now believe that individuals working with the government of Iran delivered pictures of Robert Levinson to his family.
Jan 8, 2013 3:10PM ET
If Robert Griffin III's knee was the first casualty of the Redskins offseason, consider this the second.
Jan 8, 2013 2:13PM ET
As Bill Richardson and Eric Schmidt's excellent adventure to the Internet Black Hole known as North Korea carries on, they visited some of the only people in the country who are allowed access to the Internet.
Jan 8, 2013 12:29PM ET
Two men, now designated by the State Department as terrorists, escaped from a prison in Kober, Sudan, but were never found.
Jan 8, 2013 12:20PM ET
Emerging details and unexpected endorsements have ratcheted up both sides of the debate for what looks to be a major fight over the future of gun legislation. The questions now: What might the new laws look like? And how soon can anything really happen, if at all?
Jan 8, 2013 9:36AM ET
David Brooks on Chuck Hagel, Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly on guns, Ramesh Ponnuru on the debt ceiling, Simon Tisdall on Syria, and Michael Specter on genetically modified crops.
Jan 8, 2013 8:50AM ET
This deep purple is a brand-new shade that the Australian bureau of meteorology was forced to add to its heat index because their country is, you know, kind of on fire.
Jan 8, 2013 7:23AM ET
The only suspect to be arrested over the Benghazi embassy attack was released from jail on Tuesday after authorities declared that they did not have enough evidence to hold him further.
Jan 8, 2013 6:34AM ET
For the first time ever, scientists have managed to capture images of a living giant squid enjoying a swim in its natural habit.
Jan 7, 2013 11:48AM ET
If you believe in unicorns, you can believe the latest fairy tale to emerge from Pyongyang.
Jan 7, 2013 9:38AM ET
Google chairman Eric Schmidt and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson have arrived.Whether they have any chance of freeing an American citizen named Kenneth Bae, well, they're not getting their hopes up.
Jan 7, 2013 9:33AM ET
Peter Beinart on Chuck Hagel, Doyle McManus on John Boehner, Chris Cillizza on Washington's bargaining problem, Kostas Vaxevanis on Greek oligarchs, and Mark Buchanan on inequality and crime.
Jan 7, 2013 7:36AM ET
In an interview with CNN this weekend, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi reiterated earlier calls for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to step down, and even agreed with the idea that he should be tried for his crimes.
Jan 7, 2013 5:32AM ET
Five of the men accused in the Delhi's now notorious rape and murder case appeared in court for the first time today as it was revealed that two of them may be looking to testify against the others.
Jan 6, 2013 11:54PM ET
On Sunday, an advisor to Iran's health minister made a grizzly announcement on state television. In the last year alone, air pollution in Tehran left 4,460 dead, and the problem's getting worse.
Jan 6, 2013 12:42PM ET
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public speech Sunday -- his first since June of last year -- and, not surprisingly, he did not step down. This did not please very many people.
Jan 5, 2013 5:32PM ET
We don't know much about the personal life of the previously unidentified 23-year-old woman who was brutally gang raped on a bus in Dehli and later died of her injuries. We have now at least learned her name.
Jan 5, 2013 4:37PM ET
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad plans to make his first public speech since Jun on Saturday, but no one's really sure what he's going to say.
Jan 5, 2013 3:55PM ET
A small plane flying off the coast of Venezuela went missing Friday morning, but it wasn't until Saturday that we learned Vittorio Missoni, one of the co-owners of the famed Italian fashion house that bears his name, was on board.
Jan 5, 2013 11:15AM ET
Another famous French film icon is griping with the government of France and threatening to denounce their heritage to become, of all things, Russian if their demands are not met. Depardieu may have started a trend, but Brigitte Bardot brings a prettier face to the French exodus.
Jan 4, 2013 3:41PM ET
Reports are criss-crossing the usually hush-hush country nation that Kim Jong-un's wife may have given birth to a future supreme leader. Not that anything's been confirmed, because this is North Korea, after all.
Jan 4, 2013 1:18PM ET
On Friday the Church of England announced that it's decided that to allow gay clergy to be elevated to bishop, even if they are in a civil partnership — provided they aren't actually having sex with anyone.
Jan 4, 2013 9:53AM ET
Iran's top nuclear negotiator announced Friday that his nation will sit down for talks with the world's six major nuclear powers this month, rekindling a small bit of hope for a deal to end the country's bid for nuclear weapons.