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  • Dutch reporter flees Egypt to escape prosecution

    Dutch reporter flees Egypt to escape prosecution
    CAIRO -- A Dutch reporter left Egypt on Tuesday after learning she was one of four foreign journalists accused by Egyptian prosecutors of terrorism-related charges, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said. Dutch diplomats had held talks with Egyptian...
  • Egypt's referendum appears to be big winner amid light turnout

    Egypt's referendum appears to be big winner amid light turnout
    CAIRO -- In a lopsided margin reminiscent of elections held during ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak’s decades of rule, unofficial results on Thursday indicated that Egypt’s new constitution was approved by nearly 98% of voters. The military-...
  • Weinsteins Reunite with Miramax in Production, Distribution Deal

    Harvey and Bob Weinstein are back in business with Miramax, the company they founded in 1979, via a multi-year co-production and co-distribution deal covering movies, TV and stage for titles in the Miramax library. "This is an amazing opportunity to work...
  • 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...
  • Doha's Latest Film Event Revels in Cultural Diversity

    Nearly four-fifths of the population of Doha, Qatar, a sparkling, futuristic city perched on the Arabian Gulf and packed with construction projects, are foreign workers. So it is fitting that economic migrants from the Philippines, Thailand, Africa and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...