| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:41 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli construction in West Bank settlements has increased dramatically in 2013, according to a new report.
According to the report by Peace Now, an anti-settlement advocacy group, construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank was up...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Conductor Vasily Petrenko has caused a stir in the classical music world, telling a Norwegian newspaper that orchestras "react better when they have a man in front of them" and a woman wielding the baton could make for a sexual distraction.
"A cute girl...
| Apr 5, 2009
Bibi is back. Unlikely as it seemed after his resounding electoral defeat in 1999, Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's right-wing Likud Party, has returned triumphantly from the political wilderness and was inaugurated -- for the second time --...
| Jan 11, 2009
American presidents have never had an easy time in the Middle East. For 60 years, they have been trying to make peace, or just prevent recurrent wars, and the record of success is thin while the death toll from the violence is disturbingly high.
| Nov 29, 2007
Yesterday, as the Annapolis summit on the Middle East came to a close, The Times' editorial board conceded that the meeting managed to defy "rock-bottom expectations" but concluded that, "where there is even the faintest hope, we must protect and...
| May 11, 2008
There is no longer a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Forget the endless arguments about who offered what and who spurned whom and whether the Oslo peace process died when Yasser Arafat walked away from the bargaining table or...
| Jan 26, 2009
Arne Naess, a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term "deep ecology" to indicate that humans are no more important than other species, ecosystems or natural processes, died Jan. 12 in Oslo. He was 96.
Naess founded the deep ecology movement in 1973...
| Jan 28, 2009
Patrick Tyler is a veteran foreign and Washington correspondent who more recently has applied his formidable reporting skills and narrative gifts to diplomatic history. His latest effort, "A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East -- From...
| Jun 25, 2008
Ingvil Ladehaug is battery challenged.
Her laptop is running out of juice. Her cellphone is down to its last electrons. But the director of communications for Norway's Think -- beginning production in September of perhaps the best electric car in the...
| Jul 10, 2008
Honked off by Los Angeles pump prices? Cheer up. You could be commuting in Oslo, where gasoline costs $9.85 a gallon and filling up a Mini Cooper would set you back $130.
That's the priciest petrol on a list of world gas prices released Wednesday by...
| Mar 3, 2009
Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn, whose unique style of blending modern forms with Scandinavian traditions earned him the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, has died. He was 84.
Fehn died in a retirement home in Oslo on Feb. 23, his grandson Jacob...