Poll monitors in Ukraine from PA, N.J.

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Kiev, Ukraine - When Ukrainians vote today for a president, Reno Domenico of South Jersey will be a poll monitor in Kherson, on the border... Read more

Memories of Ariel Sharon

When former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon died today, after 8 years in a stroke-induced coma, I recalled the many times I had watched... Read more

Rubin on PBS Newshour

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On Christmas eve, the PBS Newshour discussed President Obama’s foreign policy swerve from war to diplomacy in 2013, and whether or not... Read more

Khodorkovsky walks free

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Vladimir Putin stunned the world today by freeing Russia’s most famous political prisoner, and onetime richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky... Read more

Syria loses its best and brightest

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As the Assad air force has been dropping barrel bombs full of TNT and shrapnel on civilians in Aleppo over the past couple of days, I’ve... Read more

Egypt's Coptic Christians relieved at Morsi's fall

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To visit Youssef Sidhom, editor of Watany, Egypt’s only Coptic Christian newspaper, one must walk through a Cairo alley and up a worn... Read more

Airbrushing Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood away

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Talking to someone from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood these days in Cairo leaves one with a strange feeling. Following a coup against... Read more

Is Egypt's Gen. Sisi a visionary?

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My column today looks at a paradox: how a general, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who overthrew an elected Egyptian president in July, became a hero... Read more