| May 29, 2013
The civil war in Syria is heading in the wrong direction. In the last year, rebels had won control of big slices of territory, including much of the country's largest city, Aleppo. But those gains prompted a surge of military aid to Syrian President...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:55 PM
BEIRUT — The military coup that toppled Egypt’s Islamist president has divided the Middle East between those who see the move as a broadside against pious Muslims and those who view it as a triumph for secular values.
Divisions have also...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Last August, Weird Tales magazine, long a fixture on the speculative fiction landscape, got hit with a heavy dose of […]...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
In case you still thought Egypt's coup was leading to democracy, the violent destruction of Muslim Brotherhood protest camps and the appointment of 19 generals as provincial governors — occurring more or less simultaneously — should cure you...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:08 AM
USA Today writer Oren Dorell looks at the Egypt as the leading edge in the Middle East of the secular backlash against Islamic fundamentalists:
The backlash against Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt comes as secular forces across the Middle East are...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The protests' size is a stunning rejection and raises questions about Morsi's survival and whether the military might take control if violence spreads....
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
CAIRO -- The passions fueling Egypt's political turbulence arose directly from the "Arab Spring" of 2011, but they have deeper roots in a decades-long struggle over the nation's identity between two authoritarian forces -- Islamists and a secular military...
| Aug 25, 2013
Think the United States is fairing badly in the Middle East? Convinced that our policy is chaotic, confused and contradictory, from North Africa to the Persian Gulf?
Think again. It may not be politically correct to admit it, but when it comes to...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging toward a retaliatory strike, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing "limited and narrow" action against Syria as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad's government of launching a chemical weapons...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Undoubtedly you've heard that American credibility is on the line, thanks to President Barack Obama's vacillation on what to do about Syria.
To bomb or not to bomb, that is always the question.
Obama, indeed, seems to be stricken with indecision....
| Sep 15, 2013
I would have liked to know what the drummer hoped and what she expected. We will never know why she decided to take a drum to the central markets of Paris on Oct. 5, 1789, and why, that day, the tinder was so ready to catch fire from the drumbeat's...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Egyptians despairing of Mohamed Morsi’s Islamist imprint on society have prevailed in ousting the country’s first freely elected president. Faced with a choice between chaos and a coup d’etat, the powerful military opted for the latter....