| Sep 15, 2013
President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't have been.
Americans have almost always been reluctant to go to war. In 1939, polls showed...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The first trailer for the upcoming “RoboCop” reboot is out, featuring plenty of action and a sleek new suit that […]...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Times staff writer Christopher Goffard and photographer Rick Loomis followed the Woods family for a year and a half, documenting the challenges of an Iraq war veteran as he adjusts to returning home to his new wife.
The story, "A soldier's wife," offers...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:05 PM
SAN DIEGO — The military planes and helicopters that roar on training runs over this city's crystalline bay are a reminder of how deeply woven the armed forces are into the fabric of freshman Rep. Scott Peters' congressional district.
| Sep 12, 2013
For more than a decade — after he replaced Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin and even during the time he had to serve as prime minister under his protege, Dmitry Medvedev — Russian President Vladimir Putin has systematically and consistently...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:21 PM
BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber slammed his explosive-laden car into a busy cafe in Iraq's capital late Sunday, a day in which violence across the country killed 45 people, authorities said.
The bombing at the cafe in Baghdad's primarily Shiite Amil...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON — The issue of Syria has scrambled the usual political alliances that have long defined California’s members of Congress, even as President Obama and delegation leaders seek to persuade them to side with him.
Backing their party&...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:37 AM
CAIRO -- A government push to dramatically restrict Egyptians’ right to protest is drawing a storm of -- yes -- protest.
Disparate political groups, together with human rights organizations, have united in vocal opposition to proposed new rules...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:45 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index, released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:02 AM
TEHRAN — Shahriyar Khatri was among many here welcoming news that this year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international agency that oversees a global ban on toxic armaments.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:57 PM
In its own Hollywood way, "The Fifth Estate" is quite an ambitious film. It wants to create a viable portrait of Julian Assange, the wildly controversial founder of WikiLeaks, dramatize the significant but complex questions his work raises and surround...