| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A stage, film and television actor, Stephen Lang, is known for his commanding roles. One of the stars of "Avatar," the 59-year-old New Yorker may currently be seen in the Fox series "Terra Nova." Lang's love of traveling began early. "The first trip I...
| Sep 22, 2013
Most of the attention these days is on Syria, but there is also a growing problem in Egypt with global implications. Nine Egyptian policemen were wounded by a bomb in the northern Sinai Peninsula on Monday. The week before, suicide bombers killed nine...
| Oct 29, 2013
Forty years ago this month, on a cold desert night, 700 Israeli paratroopers crossed the Suez Canal in rubber dinghies in a secret operation that was about to bring Israel its greatest military victory. It was the height of the Yom Kippur War, and the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
After a positive launch last year, Egypt's Ismailia Intl. Film Festival will hold its second co-production mart dedicated to documentaries linked to the Arab world, June 3-8, in the port city on the west bank of the Suez Canal.
With prominent Egyptian...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:49 AM
CAIRO -- Egyptian security forces have again bolstered their presence in the restive Sinai Peninsula as the country mourns 11 soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing Wednesday.
A battle in Sinai between security forces and Islamic militants sympathetic...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:52 PM
CAIRO -- The Egyptian army announced Tuesday it had shot and killed an Islamist militant suspected of a key role in attacks on security forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula, while a reported vigilante killing elsewhere in Egypt heightened tensions...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:43 PM
CAIRO -- A powerful explosion tore through a security headquarters in a city about 75 miles northeast of the capital early Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and injuring more than 100 others, state media reports said.
Egyptian authorities described...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:30 AM
CAIRO -- A powerful explosion tore through a security headquarters in a city northeast of the Egyptian capital early Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100 others, state media reports said.
[Updated, 11:30 a.m. PST Dec. 24: The...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The life of Ariel Sharon, better known in Israel as Arik, has ended at long, long last after eight comatose years lost to everyone but himself. It was a life almost co-extensive with that of the State of Israel, or at least its army. And some would...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:43 AM
CAIRO — In the latest of an intensifying pattern of attacks in and near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, a powerful car bomb exploded Saturday outside a military intelligence compound, injuring six soldiers, the Egyptian military said.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:30 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt’s military raids across the Sinai Peninsula appear to be the strongest offensive in years against Islamist militant networks that authorities fear are plotting a wave of attacks against government institutions and tourist resorts....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...