Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 6, 2012 9:13AM ET
Nuclear inspectors investigating Iran have been particularly focused on a site in Parchin, especially since they've been specifically denied access there.
Mar 6, 2012 8:47AM ET
If you're rigging an election, you might not want to create a 107 percent turnout in Chechnya with Vladimir Putin receiving 99 percent of the vote, but at this point, Russian election officials don't seem to care.
Mar 5, 2012 6:35PM ET
Giving yet another cause for pause in the constitutionally dubious detainment of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, a relatively small portion of those released -- 16 percent -- go on to become terrorists again.
Mar 5, 2012 4:27PM ET
President Obama's pledge that the United States "will always have Israel's back" and will attack Iran if it develops a nuclear weapon reverberated across the world Monday.
Mar 5, 2012 4:19PM ET
Despite the fact that China's been cast in the role of an economic boogieman—last month, Mitt Romney called the country a cheat and a job-thief at an appearance in Ohio—the country's economy is actually slowing down.
Mar 5, 2012 2:05PM ET
Sen. John McCain will call on a repeat performance of the kind of military operation that dislodged Muammar Qaddafi from Libya in Syria, asking the U.S. military to begin air strikes to protect Syrian opposition forces.
Mar 5, 2012 1:50PM ET
Hollywood is obsessed with Chinese citizens pirating U.S. films, but do they know how often their films' posters are being ripped off?
Mar 5, 2012 11:50AM ET
In Jakarta, those who knew President Barack Obama when he lived there frequently find themselves the center of attention by press and their neighbors, but his transgendered nanny's been a missing voice so far, until the Associated Press tracked her down.
Mar 5, 2012 11:34AM ET
WikiLeaks is trying to hang onto its dignity following its divorce from several mainstream media outlets by claiming it severed ties with those companies—not the other way around.
Mar 5, 2012 9:47AM ET
The race to prove who's more pro-Israel received a steroid injection this week with President Obama's speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Sunday and today's visit to the White House by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Mar 5, 2012 9:35AM ET
Tokyo is the home of the world's latest animal celebrity: An "explosive" penguin equipped with "tremendous speed" who escaped the Tokyo Sea Life Park.
Mar 5, 2012 8:58AM ET
The former U.S. marine on death row in Iran got a reprieve on Monday when the supreme court there dismissed his death sentence and ordered a new hearing as U.S. President Barack Obama planned to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Mar 5, 2012 7:37AM ET
Refugees who managed to escape the ruined city of Homs say Syrian troops are kidnapping and executing unarmed civilians attempting to escape from the war-ravaged area.
Mar 5, 2012 7:04AM ET
Complaints about fraud and voting irregularities are growing following Vladimir Putin's re-election, but it remains to be seen if protests or demonstrations will have any impact the results or the future of Russia.
Mar 4, 2012 2:00PM ET
Exit polling indicates that Vladimir Putin has prevailed in the Russian presidential election -- and things could get ugly.
Mar 3, 2012 12:00PM ET
A photojournalist escapes from Homs with a leg full of shrapnel and horrific tales of indiscriminate murder. The head of the U.N. calls the reports coming out of the country "grisly."
Mar 2, 2012 5:34PM ET
From Cubans hawking cigar products to Egypt's corrupting state media to the vaunted penmanship of North Korea's "dear respected leader," today's propaganda report keeps you informed on the latest in state-sponsored agitprop. We begin in Iran!
Mar 2, 2012 2:28PM ET
The five U.S. soldiers responsible for incinerating a pile of Korans will be punished and could lose rank but that's not likely to quel the rage of Afghan clerics and citizens.
Mar 2, 2012 2:20PM ET
Over a week after journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik were killed by government shelling in Syria, their bodies are now in the hands of the Red Cross and en route out of the country despite an otherwise frustrating day for the humanitarian aid group.
Mar 2, 2012 1:54PM ET
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is touting his ability to use military power against Iran in the near future, telling Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, "Like any sovereign country, we reserve the right to defend ourselves against a country that calls and works for our destruction."
Mar 2, 2012 12:49PM ET
Despite securing government approval, the Red Cross' seven-truck convoy of food and medical has been stopped from delivering aid, demonstrating again that no one should expect Syrian forces and President Bashar al-Assad to keep their word.
Mar 2, 2012 12:43PM ET
Authorities are well into their investigation of Costa Concordia captain Franchesco Schettino, and thanks to some leaks to the Italian press, it seems he and his crew are being examined for a little bit of everything, including drugs, prostitution, and a previous crash.
Mar 2, 2012 10:04AM ET
A bleak series of reports on retreating rebel forces in Syria depict a movement that's out-gunned, out-maneuvered and out of basic food and medical supplies.
Mar 2, 2012 9:24AM ET
They're calling it a "golden rule": A treaty signed by 25 of the European Union's 27 leaders has each promising to make a balanced budget a part of their national constitution.
Mar 2, 2012 9:16AM ET
Though you wouldn't know it from picking up some British newspapers today, the fact that one-time News Corp. editor Rebekah Brooks was loaned a retired police horse wasn't that a big deal.
Mar 2, 2012 8:26AM ET
Bluffing, the dangers of letting Iran play the victim, and the lack of buddy-buddy time with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu--it's all in The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg's interview with President Obama.
Mar 2, 2012 8:04AM ET
Here's an interesting question, courtesy of ABC's Jake Tapper: "If the purpose of the Afghanistan war is to fight Al-Qaeda, when was the last time we actually did that?"
Mar 2, 2012 7:22AM ET
Voters across Iran are heading to the polls for the first parliamentary election since the 2009 presidential vote that to a bloody crackdown on opposition activists.
Mar 2, 2012 5:39AM ET
The International Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent have sent a seven-truck convoy of food and medical supplies to the city of Homs after rebel fighter drew from the city under siege.
Mar 1, 2012 4:33PM ET
The entire United Nations Security Council is doing something about the increasingly horrific situation in Syria.