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  • Tony Bennett hits blogosphere Oct. 8 for digital catalog release

    Tony Bennett hits blogosphere Oct. 8 for digital catalog release
    Tony Bennett, the veteran pop-jazz crooner who’s going strong at age 86, will dive headlong into the blogosphere on Tuesday to mark the release of his live album “Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964.” His entire Columbia...
  • Syria's lost generation: Number of refugee children reaches 1 million

    Syria's lost generation: Number of refugee children reaches 1 million
    The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives. U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year,...
  • At least 34 dead in Egypt as holiday turns violent

    At least 34 dead in Egypt as holiday turns violent
    CAIRO — Clouds of tear gas wafted into the air and gunshots rang out Sunday as supporters and opponents of Egypt’s military-backed government battled one another in the streets on a major holiday dedicated to the army — clashes that...
  • Egypt detaining, deporting Syrian refugees, rights group charges

    Egypt detaining, deporting Syrian refugees, rights group charges
    CAIRO -- Saying that Egypt is “failing abysmally” to meet international obligations, Amnesty International called Thursday for the country’s military-backed government to stop detaining and deporting Syrian war refugees. Egypt denied...
  • Occidental Petroleum to sell stakes in Middle East, North Africa

    Occidental Petroleum to sell stakes in Middle East, North Africa
    Occidental Petroleum Corp. is selling off a minority stake in Middle East and North Africa oil fields along with other assets in an effort to boost value for shareholders. The Westwood oil and gas giant said those decisions come as part of a push to...
  • Al Jazeera affiliate among four TV stations ordered closed in Egypt

    Al Jazeera affiliate among four TV stations ordered closed in Egypt
    CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the closing of four television stations, including an Al Jazeera affiliate, in an escalating government crackdown to silence media criticism and intimidate journalists. The military has been sensitive to...
  • For 'Buck' McKeon, it's Syria or the sequester

     For 'Buck' McKeon, it's Syria or the sequester
    To strike Syria or not — for Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), that wasn't exactly the question. In the Wall Street Journal, he said he couldn't even consider U.S. military intervention unless the military budget was liberated from the...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Revolution' on NBC

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Revolution' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- Revolution In the season premiere Neville...
  • Turkey's leader softens tone but says redevelopment will continue

    Turkey's leader softens tone but says redevelopment will continue
    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's prime minister used less belligerent language Thursday but said he would go ahead with redevelopment plans that have sparked nationwide protests, in comments that could be decisive in determining whether demonstrations...
  • Rick Atkinson closes his war trilogy with 'The Guns at Last Light'

    Rick Atkinson closes his war trilogy with 'The Guns at Last Light'
    After calling it a masterpiece of deep reporting and powerful storytelling, what more needs to be said of Rick Atkinson's trilogy about World War II? The first volume, "An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943" received the Pulitzer Prize for...
  • Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera's U.S. translator

    Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera's U.S. translator
    How do you convey to the world the American ideal of free speech or curious turns of phrase like "stump speech" and "gerrymandering"? Abderrahim Foukara does it daily, as Al Jazeera's bureau chief in Washington. I first met the Moroccan-born journalist at...