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Babylon & BeyondLabor Minister Butros Harb on Tuesday vigorously defended his controversial draft law that would ban the sale of land between Christians and Muslims for the next 15 years on the pretext of protecting Lebanon's Christian community. Outraged critics have...
Babylon & BeyondA U.S. official has confirmed that an American citizen of Somali origin who claims he was beaten by security agents in Kuwait while they were interrogating him about his travels in Yemen and Somalia is being held in detention in......
Babylon & BeyondSheikh Yousuf Ahmad, a lecturer at the prestigious Imam Mohammad bin Saud University in Riyadh, seems concerned about the influx of non-Muslim women household workers into the ultra-conservative kingdom. When he recently spoke to an Arab news site,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersWith the Democratic presidential race about to enter another crucial phase of voting, Barack Obama has launched a newly aggressive strategy to undermine two pillars of support for rival Hillary Rodham Clinton: Latinos and working-class white voters. Each...
Tags: Trade Dispute, Unions, Elections, Bill Clinton, Trade Agreements
Jay Fiondella, the flamboyant owner of Chez Jay, the scruffy restaurant-bar he opened almost 50 years ago that became a Santa Monica landmark and something of a shrine to his exploits as an adventurer, has died. He was 82. Fiondella died Nov. 6 at a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTODAY marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday signaling the end of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month. According to culinary historian and former Times food writer Charles Perry, " ''Fitr,' or the 'breaking of fast,' is traditionally associated...
Tags: Pistachios, Recipes, Islam, Saudi Arabia, Ramadan
Chicago Tribune ReporterIf Dubai and Abu Dhabi were '50s film idols, Dubai would be Marilyn Monroe. Abu Dhabi would be Grace Kelly. Dubai is the sizzle. Abu Dhabi is the steak. Dubai is the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates that gets all the attention. Some 60 miles...
Since Armenian-genocide publishing issues are always popular for vigorous debate, and since there were at least two big related bits of news this week -- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) reintroducing the non-binding genocide-recognition resolution, plus...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Massacres, Turkey, Coup d'Etat, Germany
We've had plenty of cause for celebration lately that we are not bound by Article 301 of the Turkish penal code (which specifies a six-month-to-three year prison sentence for insulting "being a Turk, the Republic or Turkish Grand National Assembly") or...
McClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON The Obama administration confirmed for the first time on Wednesday that four Americans have died in U.S. drone strikes since 2009, but it sought to justify the killing of only one a senior leader of al-Qaida's Yemen-based affiliate and said...
Khaleej TimesThe Middle East has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, with females struggling the most to find a job thanks to a slow global recovery, according to a report from the International Labour Organisation. The International Labour...
Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia welcomes additional supplies from other producers that may help to stabilize oil prices, said Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al-Naimi. "New supplies are welcome. They will add depth and, I hope, greater stability to world...
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