Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 7, 2012 12:10PM ET
On Tuesday afternoon, Facebook welcomed Israeli president Shimon Peres to its campus, where he spoke to the company's leadership about everything from Israeli's tech industry to the role of social media in promoting world peace.
Mar 7, 2012 11:10AM ET
On the heels of U.N. Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos's visit, the Syrian Red Crescent entered the devastated Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs on Wednesday.
Mar 7, 2012 10:54AM ET
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that military action was an option in dealing with Syria, but he and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey sounded really reluctant about it in their testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Mar 7, 2012 10:37AM ET
After James Murdoch's resignation from News International, new revelations ranging from the attempted suicides of staffers to an executive-level conspiracy against the police are adding a macabre layer to an already twisted story.
Mar 7, 2012 8:52AM ET
The situation in the battered Syrian region of Baba Amr is either a massacre or a massive cleanup effort, depending on whom you ask about it, which is why all eyes are on United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos as she visits to Homs Wednesday.
Mar 7, 2012 8:19AM ET
It's been a big week of news for Russia, Iran, and Syria, which means their propaganda mills have been working overtime.
Mar 7, 2012 8:19AM ET
Do you have a prized work of art in your collection somewhere, gathering dust and value? Better sell it before it turns out to be a fake.
Mar 7, 2012 7:44AM ET
Cartoonist Nick Anderson thinks it's a matter of putting your money where your mouth is.
Mar 6, 2012 3:31PM ET
He just got finished with a drubbing from the right over Operation Fast and Furious and now it's the left's turn to attack U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Mar 6, 2012 12:51PM ET
One of the most dubious revelations from the Stratfor document dump on WikiLeaks -- unfounded skepticism about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden's body -- is drawing the most attention in the media this week.
Mar 6, 2012 12:28PM ET
House Speaker John Boehner split with his fellow Republican John McCain in saying military action in Syria was "premature," a position similar to the one he took on Libya last year but that this time puts him on the same side of the debate as President Barack Obama.
Mar 6, 2012 11:09AM ET
The guy Europe's financial lobby hired to fix its image feels "pipe-and-slippers at home in a disaster zone," the Telegraph once wrote, which makes sense, since he's tried to manage some of the worst PR disasters in recent memory.
Mar 6, 2012 11:03AM ET
Mar 6, 2012 10:13AM ET
It's becoming difficult to keep track of the many complaints of election fraud following Vladimir Putin's overwhelming victory on Sunday in Russia's presidential election.
Mar 6, 2012 9:55AM ET
Journalists at News International are "on the edge" and two have reportedly tried to commit suicide as the inquiry into phone hacking and bribery at Rupert Murdoch's U.K. papers moves forward amid internal rancor that even a visit from uncle Rupert probably can't quell.
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.