| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:24 AM
LONDON -- The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the watchdog group that has risen to sudden prominence over the past month in the effort to divest Syria of such munitions.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Like father, like son. "2 Jacks," Bernard Rose's cleverly faithful adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's short story "Two Hussars," takes place over the course of two wild nights in Hollywood.
In the first, presented mostly in black and white except for some...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The African okapi — the closet living relative of the giraffe — heads this year’s Red List, an international accounting of species threatened with extinction.
The okapi — sometimes called a forest giraffe — lives in the...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:38 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Four American presidents, along with more than 60 other world leaders, will travel to South Africa this week to honor former President Nelson Mandela. One man who won't be there is the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:04 PM
"The Act of Killing" takes more than a little getting used to. It's a mind-bending film, devastating and disorienting, that disturbs us in ways we're not used to being disturbed, raising questions about the nature of documentary, the persistence of evil,...
| Aug 27, 2013
Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:11 PM
It was 1961 and the Cold War battle for influence in newly independent African states was sharply focused on the Congo.
The first elected leader, Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, had been kidnapped, tortured and killed by a military junta earlier in...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:35 PM
In Sunday books: a talk with UCLA author Alain Mabanckou, plus reviews of the latest by Jonathan Franzen, lumber as history and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's letters and diaries....
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The makers of an explosively popular video that spotlighted the brutality of a Ugandan guerrilla leader have released a second video that redoubles their calls to stop Joseph Kony and grapples with some of the criticisms aimed at their controversial...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:33 AM
French embassies and schools abroad were on alert after a magazine published cartoons mocking Muslims and the prophet Muhammad in the wake of protests around the globe over a controversial anti-Islam film....
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....