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North Africa

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  • Car bombs kill dozens in Algiers

    Car bombs kill dozens in Algiers
    Two bombs that killed at least 26 people, including 11 United Nations workers, in the Algerian capital on Tuesday were orchestrated by a resurgent Al Qaeda-linked group seeking to overthrow North African governments, Algerian authorities said. Al Qaeda...
  • The joys of clay pot cooking

    The joys of clay pot cooking
    I don't think I've ever met a clay cooking pot I didn't like . . . or want to own. And I have more than 100 clay pots of every size in my kitchen to prove it: Moroccan tagines, Proven├žal daubieres, Spanish cazuelas, Italian bean pots, Turkish guvecs...
  • 'The Book of New Israeli Food' rings in Rosh Hashana in vivid style

    'The Book of New Israeli Food' rings in Rosh Hashana in vivid style
    MAYBE THE evolution of the Israeli food scene over the last 25 years isn't the first thing that crosses your mind when you think about contemporary Israel. Maybe you're not even sure what Israeli cuisine is. But if it piques your interest, especially in...
  • War on terror's hidden front

    War on terror's hidden front
    The desert is a war. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cynthia Ramirez roared through it in an unmarked Land Cruiser, projecting the awesome might of the U.S. military into a wasteland little seen, much less penetrated, by outsiders. The landscape was like a slap&#...
  • Young and restless: Breaking down walls in Morocco , with camels and couscous

    It was a surreal high-tech travel moment, sitting before my laptop in a Frankfurt hotel last week and speaking, via computer, to my friend Ahmed in Morocco. I had dialed his cell phone using Skype, the cheap VOIP provider I always rely on while...
  • A fragile oasis uneasily welcomes tourist dollars

    As the putt-putt of motorbikes eclipses the clip-clop of donkey hooves, tourist guide Sayid Abu-Seif has decided that development in Siwa, his oasis home in western Egypt, is moving too far, too fast. "It used to be quiet here," said Abu-Seif, 27. "You...
  • Bette Midler does Sin City

    In the opening to her new show, Bette Midler is buffeted into Las Vegas atop a tornado. Of course, twisters in the Mojave Desert are rare. Yet as soon as "Miss M" hits the stage, the curtain-raiser makes perfect sense: At age 63, Midler's still a...
  • Al Qaeda cornered, still plotting: Intel

     
    by Mark Silva Osama bin Laden may still be at large, eight years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but his organization "is under more pressure'' and "more vulnerable'' than at any time since those al Qaeda-launched attacks,......
  • France's summer vacation traffic jam

    Frederic Arnold never met Julio Cortazar, but they would have appreciated each other's work. Arnold is a French public servant, a quiet, compact engineer who wears black and an air of patient resignation. He oversees the National Center for Highway...
  • Tours and cruises in California and around the world

    Tours and cruises in California and around the world
    CALIFORNIA Cycling in the north Go for a lazy spin through Ferndale farmlands or sweat out a 100-mile loop through the redwoods. The May 10 Tour of the Unknown Coast offers cyclists five different rides for different skill levels and free camping at the...
  • Yahoo's earnings report fails to wow Wall Street

    Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday made much ado about its first-quarter financial performance as a sign that it's turning around its fortunes. Wall Street reacted like nothing happened. Analysts said the results and projections were not strong enough to force...
  • Film trial plays up contradictions

    A Los Angeles jury received a primer on Hollywood backstabbing and deceit during testimony Wednesday in a breachof-contract trial between movie mogul Philip Anschutz and best-selling novelist Clive Cussler. Karen Baldwin, executive producer of the 2005...