| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:48 AM
When I saw the ads for "American Hustle," the new Jennifer Lawrence movie that's fast racking up Oscar buzz, I realized I had reached a breaking point of sorts.
It's easy, after all, for a tried-and-true property to cross the line into media saturation....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A rare glimpse into a Yemeni household's response to recent upheaval as well as a quasi-diary recording the director's return to her roots, "The Mulberry House" is Sara Ishaq's deeply personal memoir of family and revolution. The daughter of a Yemeni...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:49 AM
SANA, Yemen -- In a strike that bore the hallmarks of Al Qaeda, assailants in military uniforms staged a brazen daytime assault Thursday on Yemen’s defense ministry, setting off a daylong battle that killed at least four dozen people and left scores...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:10 AM
SANA, Yemen -- Assailants in military uniforms Thursday crashed an explosives-laden vehicle into the gates of the Defense Ministry, causing multiple casualties, security sources said.
The strike, in a crowded and bustling part of the capital, then set...
| Nov 21, 2013
In recent months, President Obama has rededicated himself to his longtime goal of closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, and there are signs that Congress may assist him in making good on that promise. It will depend on whether the final 2014...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:15 PM
A Brentwood, N.Y., man was arrested on Friday in his Long Island home and charged with wanting to join Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and wage holy war against the foes of Islam, officials said.
Marcos Alonso Zea, also known as Ali Zea, was charged...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is in talks with Yemeni officials to set up a detention facility outside their capital to hold dozens of terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan, U.S. and Yemeni officials say.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Rising expectations of newlyweds living in their own homes and broader use of family planning in certain parts of the Arab world have drastically changed population dynamics in the region, with women marrying later and having few children, the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Dominik Neubauer stared into the camera, the steel barrel of an assault rifle pointed at his head.
A Yemeni "tribe" had taken him hostage, the 26-year-old Austrian student said in English, a tear rolling down his left cheek. If they...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:05 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan are not as precise as American officials have suggested, and some appear to have violated international law, according to a pair of reports by human rights organizations based on interviews...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The advocacy groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are accusing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama of possible war crimes for drone strike campaigns in Pakistan and Yemen. These charges won't have much weight within the United...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Abdul Wali Fadaei is proud of his family history.
His father died when he drove an explosives-laden car into the capital's upscale Hotel Inter-Continental in 2011, a brazen attack that killed 18 people, including seven...