| Jul 23, 2012
| 4:40 PM
As Israel ramped up its threat to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons cache, Syria’s embattled government said Monday that its weapons were secure and they would not use them -- unless provoked by an outside attack....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Black Iris, 360East, and 7iber are names that may not be familiar to U.S audiences, but for the Jordanian online community they represent websites and blogs with the online presence of Daily Kos or the Huffington Post. Although the websites' purposes...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Egypt worked to calm a diplomatic squabble Sunday by urging activists to curb protests against Saudi Arabia a day after Riyadh recalled its ambassador over the case of an Egyptian lawyer arrested for allegedly smuggling banned prescription drugs into...
| 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 18, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Saudi Arabia named Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz to be crown prince Monday, the state news agency reported, putting him next in line to the throne of the oil-rich kingdom.
His appointment comes a day after burial services for Crown Prince Nayef bin...
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 2:27 PM
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Defence Minister Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, seen as more moderate than his hawkish brother Crown Prince Nayef who died on Saturday, is likely to be anointed heir to the throne of the world's top oil exporter....
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:24 PM
There are two guaranteed ways to diminish marital bliss in a certain family.
The first is to say something rotten about my wife's beloved Democratic Party, which is tied for first place, with the Republican Party, when it comes to the most worthless...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:02 PM
Mohammad Alsumrain is now certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary disease.
Alsumrain, a doctor at Avera Medical Group Pulmonology Aberdeen, is also board-certified in internal medicine.
Alsumrain earned his medical...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:37 PM
A new report by Amnesty International says hundreds have been arrested in a "new wave of repression" on demonstrators in Saudi Arabia. Protests are banned in Saudi Arabia....