| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth.
Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Wrapping up three days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged the officials to rise above the daily challenges and keep their eyes on the big picture.
“We can achieve a permanent status agreement...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
At the London 2012 Olympics, various media outlets probed the notion of the Olympic athletes' village being a giant bed-hopping venue -- a phenomenon that not only disgusted my mother every time she heard it mentioned (which was often) but also puzzled me...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A senior official in the Saudi Arabian Justice Ministry boldly declared that the government is finally going to attack a significant national problem: child marriage.
It's not uncommon to hear about girls 12 years old or younger being forced to marry men...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also holds...
| Oct 25, 2013
Give women the vote and what outrageous thing happens next? In Saudi Arabia, they start demanding the keys to the car.
Thus a relative handful of brave Saudi women will slip behind the wheel Saturday for a "Day of Female Driving." Saudi Arabia is the...
| 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...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
D-Day for Iranian presidential race
Tuesday, May 7 -- So many candidates, so few promising real change.
More than a dozen Iranian lawmakers, former Cabinet ministers, revolutionary guardsmen and allies of Islamic leaders have thrown in their hats...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 1:04 PM
BEIRUT -- The election of Hassan Rowhani as Iran’s new president has raised hopes of increased engagement with other nations and a new era of moderation in the Islamic Republic, according to commentaries across the region on Sunday.
| May 20, 2013
| 9:18 AM
BAGHDAD -- Car bombs around Iraq killed at least 65 people Monday as the country's worst wave of violence since U.S. troops withdrew a year and a half ago continued.
The attacks that occurred by busy commercial streets in Shiite and Sunni areas followed...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:00 PM
OAKLAND — It was a quiet evening by this city's standards, and still the police emergency lines were lighting up.
As screams rang out behind her, a caller said her neighbor was being beaten. A woman reported that a front door down the street had...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:47 PM
When you think of Saudi Arabia women’s rights isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. In fact they may be the last.
In a country where religious law and tribal customs prohibit women from driving, voting and making any decisions without a...