| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:55 PM
"The genius of you Americans," the Arab nationalist and onetime president of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, once explained, "is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Following the 2012 Cannes-preemed "The Repentant," the man considered Algeria's most important living director is on a roll with "The Rooftops," easily one of Merzak Allouache's best. Encompassing five different Algiers neighborhoods organized according...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:06 AM
ROME -- Against a backdrop of growing anti-immigration sentiment in Europe, Pope Francis on Monday used his first papal trip outside the Vatican to denounce the "globalization of indifference" to migrants, calling their suffering "a painful thorn in my...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Obama goes to Africa to hail democracy and joint ventures
Wednesday, June 26 -- President Obama embarks on a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday to show support for the continent’s developing democracies and to strengthen the U.S. role in a...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Except when it's best served hot.
Just a few months ago, Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and now President Barack Obama's choice to be the next national security adviser, saw her main chance to...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russian officials are working diligently with U.S. counterparts to revive collapsed peace talks on Syria’s future after more than two years of bloody civil war.
But Moscow also has threatended to ship sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
President Pressures Biz
President Pranab Mukherjee is urging the film industry to provide positive values following rising reports of rapes of minors. Speaking at the National Film Awards in Delhi May 3, Mukherjee said, "The recent incidents of...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
In Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, he ran to the left of Hillary Clinton as a moral reformer. Obama promised to transcend the old politics and bring a new era of hope-and-change transparency to Washington. Five years later, those vows are in...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Remember when President Obama used to warn Syria's Bashar al-Assad to stop his mass killing and step down?
Muammar Gadhafi's dictatorship had then just collapsed under Western bombing. The murders of Americans in Benghazi and the subsequent postwar...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 7:13 AM
The deeply divided Syrian opposition said Sunday that its myriad factions had reached an initial agreement to form a new coalition -- the Syrian National Coalition -- to oversee a push to oust the government of President Bashar Assad....
| Sep 16, 2012
What do Americans want done with killers in Libya who murdered U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others on Sept. 11, our national day of mourning?
We want their heads stuffed into a burlap bag. We want to see that bag tossed into some town...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:12 PM
WASHINGTON — J. Christopher Stevens was in many ways the model American diplomat, committed, idealistic, willing to take risks and eager to find out what was really happening in obscure corners of the world.
A lanky 52-year-old Californian, with...