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  • 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...
  • Jurors hear tales of studio maneuvering

    In Hollywood it pays to have connections, even if you are the son of former Disney Chairman Michael Eisner. Stories of back-lot feuding, deceitful negotiations and high-strung egos are all part of a drama unfolding in the wood-paneled Los Angeles...
  • 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...
  • 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,......
  • Global war, no, failed states, yes

     
    by Mark Silva There is no "global war on terrorism.'' That's the first thing that Anthony Cordesman, a seasoned expert on national security, has to say about the failed Christmas Day bomb-attempt on a U.S.-bound airliner. Inasmuch as we've had......
  • EGYPT: Cairo scoffs at new Nile water agreement

     
    Egypt, the largest user of Nile River water, has played down the importance of a new Nile Basin Cooperative Framework agreement that could limit how much water flows into the country. The treaty, signed Friday by Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda and......
  • A trek into the Atlas Mountains in Morocco

    A trek into the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
    You have to wonder whether it's a setup when you're in a Muslim country and someone asks, point-blank, "Are you lot drinkers?" Despite the hooded djellaba he was wearing, John Horne, who was doing the asking, looked as though he had guzzled a few in...
  • Letters: The wisdom of Morocco's Berber people

    And now, a little Berber wisdom "Atlas Bound" [March 22] by Amanda Jones was excellent. The Berber people's uncanny survival instincts remind me of an old Berber saying: "When you ain't got no education, you just got to use your brains." -- Evan Dale...
  • 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&#...
  • August 20: Music Lounge - Performance by Sahara Smith

    August 20: Music Lounge - Performance by Sahara Smith
    For more information about Sahara Smith: www.myspace.com/saharasmithmusic
  • Crystal Cruises offers a heaping helping of Serenity

    Crystal Cruises offers a heaping helping of Serenity
    I am not usually fond of routine or habit, preferring the unexpected. However, it's 5:30 p.m. and I am waiting for my butler, Sasha, as I do about this time every day. Sure enough, he raps lightly on my stateroom door, pokes his head in, and with a...