| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:50 PM
CAIRO More countries moved to evacuate their citizens Thursday from Libya where the fighting between rival militias was escalating.
The Libyan Health Ministry said that 179 people were killed in clashes in the capital Tripoli and the flashpoint eastern...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:18 PM
The flight of foreign workers and diplomats from Libya accelerated Thursday, with thousands ordered home by their native countries as fighting consumed major cities and the Tripoli airport.
Clashes between Islamist gangs and fractured government...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:05 PM
CAIRO Libya's interim government Tuesday ordered all army units in the troubled eastern city of Benghazi to cease fire immediately.
The government also called on Islamist militias to lay down their arms, saying that the "tragic situation of the residents...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt's dreary police state. We watched transfixed as a movement first ignited in Tunisia spread from one part of Egypt...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:30 AM
It's winter 2011, and I am living in Istanbul. I wander old streets in Turkey's cultural capital, past thousand-year-old mosques that were once churches, trying to understand the place that has become my home. Streets day and night are thronged by young...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:38 PM
At least 14 Tunisian soldiers were killed and 25 injured in attacks by militant Islamists at two military checkpoints in the Chaambi mountains near the border with Algeria, the state news agency TAP reported Thursday.
Maj. Col. Souheil Chmengui, who...
| Apr 18, 2014
An astonishing network of mothers, aunts, and cousins — epic really in its proportions — reached out to me in Kansas when I was 17 in 1979. It was because of Indian boys. Other than my brother and a son of a family friend, no Indian males my...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Though eyes have been on Harrison Ford lately with "Star Wars: Episode VII" news, he's got his eye on a "Blade Runner" sequel -- at least, that's what he told Redditors during his Ask Me Anything on Sunday.
When asked how he felt about a sequel to Ridley...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:59 PM
A Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in neighboring Libya pleaded tearfully with his country’s president in an online video to negotiate with a militant group for his release.
Mohammed Bel Sheik, who was reportedly kidnapped a month ago in Tripoli, did...
| Dec 17, 2013
Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:44 AM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry made a brief visit to Tunisia on Tuesday to show support for the strides the country has taken toward Western-style democracy.
Continuing a weeklong trip that began in East Asia,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:19 PM
PARIS – Tunisia’s embattled government has approached the Obama administration with a request for security assistance, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday.
Kerry, who made a brief visit to Tunis, the capital, said at a news...