| Oct 18, 2013
After three trips to Asia as secretary of State, I am more convinced than ever that, as a Pacific power, the United States must continue to forge a Pacific future. But building that future means confronting challenges that require cooperation with our...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:20 PM
When President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in the White House on Wednesday for the first high-level contact between their countries in years, there will be plenty to talk about but little on which to agree.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Christopher Koch, one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists, whose 1978 thriller "The Year of Living Dangerously" illuminated the political and cultural turmoil in Indonesia after World War II, died of cancer Monday in Hobart, Australia. He was 81....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The world's gender gap narrowed slightly in 2013, improving in 86 of 133 countries ranked by the World Economic Forum.
Iceland, Finland and Norway were the top-ranking countries, having closed more than 80% of its gender gap, the report said. The...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Greatest Hits: Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao has lost a little of the shine off his superstardom after losing his last two fights. He will try to reverse course on Nov. 23 when he takes on Brandon Rios on Nov. 23 on HBO pay-per-view beginning at 6...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Turkey brought to life a 150-year-old vision of the Ottoman sultans on Tuesday with the opening of a submerged tunnel linking Europe and Asia and repurposing the fabled Silk Route from caravan to rail service.
The $4-billion Marmaray project will...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The coming of age of horror cinema in Thailand might seem like an odd subject for the Princess of Thailand to address.
But it was Halloween night, after all, and Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya had good reason to single out the Southeast Asian nation's...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Sitting atop a low table draped in a geometric quilt, Pakistani textile artist Naina intently stitches a red-and-blue block. For the next hour, she works nonstop, finishing the intricately detailed appliqued square as a fascinated audience looks on. ...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Fears of impending terrorist strikes against Western targets in the Muslim world reached fever pitch Tuesday after a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the evacuation of diplomatic missions in Africa and Europe and the approaching end of Ramadan and symbolic...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Dole Food Co. introduced mainland Americans to the Hawaiian pineapple more than a century ago and grew the fresh fruit business into a global empire.
But the Westlake Village food company has trimmed down considerably. The company sold its worldwide...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
More than 2,000 years ago, the Silk Road emerged as a network of flourishing trade routes between Asia and Europe, as well as parts of North and East Africa. Cultures crossfertilized. Civilizations prospered, others flamed out. Art recorded the complex...