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  • Rachel Marsden: America's best weapon against Iran is France

    PARIS -- The Geneva talks on Iranian nukes have turned into a "pull my finger" charade. Iran says that it's only making electricity, not nuclear bombs. The U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany are somehow all supposed to agree on reeling...
  • Egypt court upholds ban on Muslim Brotherhood

    Egypt court upholds ban on Muslim Brotherhood
    CAIRO — An Egyptian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a sweeping ban on the Muslim Brotherhood, in a sign of the interim government’s determination to keep heavy pressure on the Islamist movement. The ban, ordered in September, outlaws all...
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  • 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...
  • Frustration, not progress, behind date for Syria peace talks

    Frustration, not progress, behind date for Syria peace talks
    Syrian President Bashar Assad and backers of the rebel forces fighting to oust him on Monday disputed weekend reports of an agreement to convene peace talks in Geneva next month to negotiate an end to the protracted civil war. It remained unclear...
  • Qatar Airways to launch Miami-Doha route June 10

    Qatar Airways to launch Miami-Doha route June 10
    Qatar Airways plans to start new service between Miami and Doha, Qatar in the Persian Gulf on June 10, the airline announced Monday. The new Miami route will be the Middle Eastern airline’s sixth U.S. destination. “Qatar Airways’...
  • Doha Fest Relaunches With Family-Friendly Programming

    The inaugural Ajyal Youth Film Festival, presented by Doha Film Institute, is out with the old and in with the new and child-friendly. Skedded from Nov. 26-30, the festival, which DFI execs hope will rise like a family-friendly phoenix from the ashes of...
  • Weinstein brothers return to their roots, reunite with Miramax

    Weinstein brothers return to their roots, reunite with Miramax
    Harvey and Bob Weinstein are getting the reunion they've long sought — and moviegoers could end up getting sequels to such older favorites as "Shakespeare in Love," "Swingers" and "Rounders." The brothers' film company, Weinstein Co., has struck a...
  • Syria's religious war

    If there was a moment when the United States could have productively intervened in Syria, it looks like that moment has passed. Shiite militants, including Hezbollah -- partly at the behest of their paymasters in Iran -- are racing to the defense of...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is America about to checkmate Russia?

    PARIS -- As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with his Russian counterparts this week in Moscow to discuss Syria, much of the world is wondering what America's endgame is. But what if we are already witnessing it? What if America's ultimate exit...
  • Rachel Marsden: What we've learned in Syria

    The Syrian conflict is far from resolved, but with Russia finally stepping in and offering to broker a solution -- something this column has long recommended -- a stand-down now seems increasingly likely. As the world now mulls Russia's proposal for Syria...
  • Possible stalemate in Syria lesser of two evils

    PARIS -- The major threat in the Middle East to international peace is Syria's civil war, not the rhetorical battles between Iran and an Israel that claims to be straining against its American leash. The Syrian war is the focus of Sunni-Shiite rivalry,...