| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:40 PM
WASHINGTON — They'll meet at a discreet compound in Southern California on Friday, dining with a view of the mountains before a long talk and, if the mood strikes, a walk around the grounds in the balmy night.
It's hardly a storybook Valentine's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:04 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Thursday with Jordanian King Abdullah II to discuss developments related to the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, according to Petra, Jordan’s news agency.
Netanyahu’s visit to...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks Thursday on Capitol Hill about her bill to ban assault weapons. Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The weekend political discussion starts on HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Maher...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The president of Caltech, Jean-Lou Chameau, announced Tuesday that he would step down as head of that prestigious Pasadena institution at the end of the school year and become head of a university in Saudi Arabia. Chameau, a French-born civil......
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Caltech President Jean-Lou Chameau this week announced that he will leave his position at the end of the school year to head up a science and tech-focused university in Saudi Arabia.
Chameau, who will be leading the newly formed King Abdullah University...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Sometimes Dave Eggers' accomplishments off the page can eclipse his literary talent. He has launched an energetic network of tutoring centers for young readers and writers —including Chicago's 826CHI — and established an innovative, socially...
| Jun 17, 2012
A Hologram for the King
McSweeney's: 328 pp., $25
More than any other writer of his generation, Dave Eggers is a brand. The 42-year-old author is accomplished in many fields — he's...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 7:14 PM
CAIRO — Crown Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz, head of Saudi Arabia's feared Interior Ministry who after a series of attacks inside the kingdom became a close Washington ally against Al Qaeda, died Saturday, months after he was named heir apparent in the...
| Apr 17, 2011
The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe.
But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...
| May 13, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell is stepping down as the United States' special envoy on Mideast peace, an official acknowledgement that the Obama administration’s 2-year-old peace initiative is dead.
Associates said Mitchell saw...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Three dozen members of powerful Jordanian tribes have lashed out at the country's glamorous Queen Rania and denounced what they called a "crisis of authority," calling for political change and justice against those involved in corruption in the Arab...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Jordan has had regular peaceful protests in recent days, pressing King Abdullah for political reforms, but a Friday demonstration outside the Husseini mosque in Amman turned unexpectedly violent when a gang of more than 100 pro-government counter-...