| 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...
| Apr 6, 2013
After President Obama's visit to Israel and Jordan, it's time for our reality check No. 99.
For perspective, let's backtrack to Obama's June 2009 speech in Cairo. Reasonably, the President asserted, all sides were educated, smart and patriotic. If...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
King Abdullah II of Jordan, a member of the dwindling band of Arab leaders who have somehow stayed in power despite the rise of what he calls a "Muslim Brotherhood crescent" across the Middle East, made an acute observation to me recently about the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2011
Women in Saudi Arabia won a small but promising victory this year. No, they aren't being allowed to drive; that's still forbidden. Most of the time, they still can't work, travel or even open bank accounts without the approval of a male guardian. But they...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Saudi Arabia's new Crown Prince: President Obama congratulated King Abdullah and the people of Saudi Arabia on the selection of Nayif ibn Abdulaziz as the new heir to the Saudi throne....
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Pressure was mounting on the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. European foreign ministers agreed to extend sanctions against Syria, and King Abdullah of Jordan called on Assad step down....
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan turns up the rhetorical heat on Syria's President Bashar Assad. Turkey also announces it is abandoning oil exploration plans with Syria....