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  • Obama sees 'moment of opportunity' in Middle East

    Obama sees 'moment of opportunity' in Middle East
    President Obama on Thursday called out American friends in the Middle East for their treatment of peaceful protesters, naming Bahrain and Yemen along with Syria as states he said must yield to the aspirations of their people. While explicitly stating...
  • Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades

    Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades
    In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart. Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
  • Tuareg rebels in Mali declare independent state

     
    Tuareg rebels who recently captured northern Mali in a stunning military advance declared their own independent state. The state, which the rebels call Azawad, was immediately dismissed by France, the former colonial power in the region. It was also...
  • Coachella 2012: Rihanna hits Calvin Harris party for 'We Found Love'

     
    Coachella: Rihanna made a cameo during Calvin Harris's Sunday night set at Coachella. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts calls it "one of the worst-kept secrets of the weekend."...
  • Coachella 2012: Afrojack kicks off a pop-friendly dance lineup

     
    Afrojack's late night DJ set illustrated just how mainstream electronic dance music had become over the past year, especially, as producer-spinsters like Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Kaskade, AVICII and Swedish House Mafia have become major forces on...
  • Coachella 2012: Afternoon jams with Greg Ginn and Seun Kuti

     
    Founding Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn plays a solo Coachella gig in which he lays down a mix of free jazz, noise and stoner rock that clears the Gobi tent. Across the Polo Grounds, Sean Kuti and his Egypt 80 bounce out the Afro-beat that gets a more...
  • The life and death of French gunman Mohamed Merah

     
    Mohamed Merah, who confessed to killing seven people in a string of drive-by shootings in France, was shot in the head Thursday as he jumped from a window, still shooting, at the end of a standoff with police that lasted 32 hours. Though the siege is...
  • Former dissident sworn in as Tunisia's president

     
    Moncef Marzouki, former dissident and veteran human rights activist, is sworn in as Tunisia's new president. Tunisia inspired the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East....
  • Christianity has become less European over past century, study says

     
    A new study finds that the Christian percentage of the world's population has remained fairly steady over the last century, but its distribution has changed dramatically, with just 25% now found in Europe....
  • Christmas Eve in Bethlehem: A hub of activity

     
    Thousands of people flocked Christmas Eve to Manger Square to celebrate the birth of Jesus in this West Bank city, the cradle of the Christian faith where Christ was born 2012 years ago....
  • Video said to show jobless Moroccans setting themselves on fire

     
    Graphic amateur video footage said to show unemployed young Moroccans setting themselves on fire in the capital Rabat surfaced this week during widespread demonstrations over lack of opportunity in the North African nation....