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  • Drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan recognition of futility, or retreat from the coming storm?

    DOHA, QATAR -- Located between the sea of sand that is Saudi Arabia and Iran, where Central Asia begins, Qatar is a coastal appendage of the former and faces the latter across the Persian Gulf. Bahrain -- home port of the U.S. 5th Fleet -- is its close...
  • Conflicts within Islam complicate US foreign policy

    PARIS -- The unforeseen consequences of American Middle Eastern policy since the Second World War are now making themselves apparent. In the beginning, American policy was to control the principal oil-producing Muslim states. Negotiations between Franklin...
  • Hollywood Shows Interest in Sports Powerhouse IMG

    With the deadline this week for the first round of bidding for IMG Worldwide, the focus in the industry is whether any number of entertainment players would emerge as a serious suitor for the sports marketing powerhouse. CAA and WME Entertainment were...
  • Govt. shutdown, tectonic shifts in Middle East could strain Israeli-US relationship

    PARIS -- The shutdown of the American government has been devastating to the United States' international credibility. It undermines the American ability to make a promise, give a guarantee or claim the position of international leadership that...
  • Female Arab Directors Are Breaking Out of Region

    Saudi Arabia, a country that still forbids its women citizens to drive, has submitted its first-ever feature film for Academy Award consideration: "Wadjda," a critically acclaimed triumph from female Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour. Pic, which...
  • Syria rebels free Lebanese hostages; Turkish pilots freed in Lebanon

    BEIRUT — Nine Lebanese hostages freed after being held by Syrian rebels for more than a year arrived to a tumultuous welcome in Beirut late Saturday, capping a complex deal that also resulted in the release of two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Lebanon...
  • Top Names Head for Busan's Asian Project Market

    HONG KONG -- Wayne Wang, Naomi Kawase and Mohsen Makhmalbaf are among the cream of Asia's film makers who will line up for the Asian Project Market (Oct 7-10, 2013), the art-house film financing event that takes place during October's Busan Int'l Film...
  • Al Jazeera affiliate among four TV stations ordered closed in Egypt

    CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the closing of four television stations, including an Al Jazeera affiliate, in an escalating government crackdown to silence media criticism and intimidate journalists. The military has been sensitive to...
  • Even TV News Stalwarts Like '60 Minutes' Aren't Immune to Missteps

    These should be banner times for the TV news organizations -- Obamacare crises are good for ratings -- but the newsies seem too caught up in internal melodramas and scheduling shuffles to notice. Even that paragon of stability in the news business, "60...
  • Ajyal Youth Film Festival Steps Into Doha Spotlight

    The Doha Film Institute's inaugural Ajyal Youth Film Festival will unspool Nov. 26, with "The Wind Rises," Hiyao Miyazaki's dream-like animated feature about an airplane designer. Execs of the nascent fest say the critically acclaimed Japanese film reps...
  • Doha's First Ajyal Youth Film Fest Awards Prizes

    DOHA, Qatar - The inaugural Ajyal Youth Film Festival presented by the Doha Film Institute came to a close on Saturday evening with a ceremony that made up in cheer what it lacked in celebrity. Fest, which took a page from the Giffoni Film Festival in...
  • Doha's Ajyal Fest Gets Kids Involved in Film Fundamentals

    Bader Al-Amari is only 10 years old, but he insists he's already a pro when it comes to judging cinema. His brother Hamad Al-Amari, a standup comic and television personality with a devoted following here in this tiny, wealthy Gulf nation, has taught...