| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
DOHA, Qatar — As the hot sun cut through the morning haze of the seemingly perpetual summer of this Persian Gulf city, commanders of Syria's Western-backed opposition forces convened for a series of high-level meetings.
The participants, leaders...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Think reality TV is an extraordinary waste of time? That it has no socially redeeming value?
New research from economists at the University of Maryland and Wellesley College have found otherwise -- at least in the case of the popular MTV show "Sixteen...
| Jan 22, 2014
A recent Pew poll found that Americans are more afraid of a cyber attack than they are of Iranian nuclear weapons, the rise of China or climate change. Such fears are not only out of proportion to risk; if they take hold, they could threaten the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:22 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama signaled Saturday that he was prepared to allow Iran to enrich uranium on its own soil, saying that a final deal could be structured to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.
Obama also put the odds of...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In a pointed rebuttal to President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Iran can be forced to shed its nuclear program and urged the imposition of new economic sanctions.
One day after President Obama...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:26 AM
If you’ve made a Christmas gift list that includes online gaming this year, you may want to be checking that twice. Intelligence agencies in both Britain and the U.S. have been paying attention to how you play games online — not for the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Three months after President Obama ordered a high-level review of U.S. aid to Egypt following a military takeover there, the White House settled on a middle ground Wednesday: maintaining key assistance for security and counter-terrorism...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:10 PM
After 34 years of hostility between the United States and Iran, President Obama and his newly inaugurated Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani are poised to cross paths next week and possibly signal a mutual desire to defrost their countries' troubled...
| Oct 27, 2013
One of these weeks, now that the Obama administration has recruited a SWAT team of computer whizzes, Healthcare.gov will recover from its shambolic debut and turn into, well, just another website. After all, it's only a website, and websites can be fixed....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:57 PM
World financial leaders have been warning for weeks that the U.S. congressional gridlock over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling are imperiling economies worldwide and undermining confidence in the U.S. dollar.
Even the news Wednesday...
| Sep 24, 2013
The sentencing of disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai to life in prison struck a blow against one of the greatest existential threats to Communist Party rule since Tiananmen Square. In addition to handing President Xi Jinping a victory in his campaign...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's debut on the world stage this week got mixed reviews on both sides of the Atlantic but succeeded in bringing U.S. and Iranian officials together on the issue that most bitterly divides them: Tehran's nuclear ambitions....