| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The groundbreaking dialogue between Iran and the U.S. has raised speculation of further advances to ease their 34-year diplomatic estrangement. But the two countries have overlapping interests across the Middle East and beyond that are sharply at odds....
| Apr 29, 2013
It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...
| Aug 26, 2013
— Egypt today is a zero-sum game. We'd have preferred there be a democratic alternative. Unfortunately, there is none. The choice is binary: The country will be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood or by the military.
Perhaps the military should have...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 9:32 PM
CAIRO — The leader of Egypt's military declared Sunday that he would not tolerate further violence as his security forces moved to suppress any fresh street protests after bloody days that saw more than 800 people killed, many of them supporters...
| Aug 22, 2013
Prominent commentators, including Leslie Gelb, John Bolton and Bret Stephens, are counseling the Obama administration to swallow its qualms about the military coup in Cairo and embrace the generals as the best alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood. This...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Egypt today is a zero-sum game. We'd have preferred there be a democratic alternative. Unfortunately, there is none. The choice is binary: the country will be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood or by the military.
Perhaps the military should have waited...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The Arab world's film festival landscape is undergoing changes, partly due to the disruptive impact of post-Arab Spring turmoil in such countries as Egypt but mostly prompted by a concerted effort across the Gulf region to ensure that sprocket operas...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
CAIRO -- The passions fueling Egypt's political turbulence arose directly from the "Arab Spring" of 2011, but they have deeper roots in a decades-long struggle over the nation's identity between two authoritarian forces -- Islamists and a secular military...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:29 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.
The national average for a gallon has fallen for 21 days straight and is now below...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:03 PM
"What's so important about Egypt?" you might ask. Egypt has a special
relationship with the United States. I heard on NPR that the United States is the only
superpower that's allowed to send its nuclear subs through the Suez Canal. I
was talking to a...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 2:06 PM
CAIRO – Scattered violence was reported late Sunday as hundreds of thousands of protesters swelled through the streets of Egyptian cities and towns in mostly peaceful demonstrations against President Mohamed Morsi.
The state news agency said about...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
GIBRALTAR -- From the heights of Gibraltar you can see Africa about nine miles away to the south -- and gaze eastward on the seemingly endless Mediterranean that stretches 1,500 miles to Asia beyond. Mare Nostrum, "our sea," the Romans called the deep...