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  • Israeli-based Pic Nonprofit Launches Support Fund for Female Directors

    The New Fund for Cinema and Television, the Israeli nonprofit whose support helped produce such films as "5 Broken Cameras" and "Waltz With Bashir," on March 2 issued a call for submissions for a new incubator project designed to nurture Jewish and Arab...
  • Spanish journalist freed from Syrian rebel captivity

    BEIRUT -- A Spanish journalist kidnapped by Islamist rebels and held for almost six months inside Syria has been released and was safe in neighboring Turkey, his newspaper reported Sunday. Marc Marginedas, accompanied by Spanish officials, was...
  • 'Reconciliation' takes hold in embattled Syria town

    TAL KHALAKH, Syria — For more than a year, Ghassan Eid didn't speak to his son, Khaled, who abandoned his job as a policeman and joined the armed rebels. "I was ashamed," recalled the father, a shop owner in Tal Khalakh, long renowned as a...
  • Turkish troops fire on Al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Syria

    Turkish troops fire on Al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Syria
     BEIRUT -- Turkish troops opened fire this week on a convoy of Al Qaeda-linked militants across the border from Turkey in northern Syria, Turkish news media reported Wednesday. Various Turkish accounts indicated that the military destroyed several...
  • 'An Atheist's History of Belief' unfaithful to its title

     'An Atheist's History of Belief' unfaithful to its title
    "As the son of a Manx Methodist atheist and a refugee German Jewish atheist," Matthew Kneale tells us in the first sentence of "An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention," "I have never been much of a believer." It's a...
  • Stocks fall to close out bad month

    The stock market closed out its worst month in more than a year and a half as turmoil in the developing world sparked a broad decline in U.S. share prices. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped nearly 150 points to end January with a 5.3% drop, its...
  • First Image: Russell Crowe's Helming Debut 'The Water Diviner'

    LONDON -- The first image has been released from the set of Russell Crowe's feature helming debut, "The Water Diviner," which is shooting in Australia before moving on to Turkey. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales on the epic...
  • Stocks dive on fresh growth worries

    Stocks dive on fresh growth worries
    NEW YORK — A stream of negative economic reports has revived fear about the health of the U.S. economy, causing stocks to suffer their worst day in seven months and adding to a 7% decline since mid-January. Stocks were pounded by discouraging data...
  • Twitter users protest after Turkey allegedly blocks service

    Twitter users protest after Turkey allegedly blocks service
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter said it is looking into reports that its service has been blocked in Turkey. The company published a message on its service Thursday telling users in Turkey that they could send Tweets using mobile phone text messaging....
  • Turkey Blocks Twitter, Prime Minister Plans to 'Eradicate' it

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a move that attracted international attention on Thursday -- much of it on the web. At a rally in Bursa, Erdogan pledged to do away with Twitter completely, taking the social media platform from the...
  • Turkish President And Thousands in Turkey Are Bypassing Twitter Ban

    Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Friday tweeted his disagreement with Turkey's Twitter ban, enacted Thursday by the country's Internet watchdog after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured) vowed to close down the social media platform which was a...
  • Turkey tries to block Twitter, is met with worldwide ridicule

    Turkey tries to block Twitter, is met with worldwide ridicule
    GAZIENTEP, Turkey – A government attempt to block access to Twitter in Turkey drew international criticism and widespread ridicule on Friday, much of it online. The flap, which also exacerbated a growing split between president Abdullah Gul and...