| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:06 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A financier and senior leader of the feared Haqqani network, a group credited with attacks on the Indian embassy in Kabul and numerous strikes on NATO forces in Afghanistan, was shot to death on the outskirts of the Pakistani...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:06 PM
WASHINGTON — France's role in the unraveling of an international deal to curb Iran's nuclear program brought angry reactions Sunday from Tehran, glowing praise from Iran's detractors and a whirl of speculation about what the French motive might be....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:16 AM
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry joined closed-door talks in Geneva on Friday amid indications that Iran and six world powers might be on the verge of a breakthrough in curbing the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is in talks with Yemeni officials to set up a detention facility outside their capital to hold dozens of terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan, U.S. and Yemeni officials say.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:55 AM
CAIRO – On the eve of the trial of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Egypt Sunday for his first talks here with the military-backed government that overthrew Morsi.
Security was extremely tight for the...
| Nov 3, 2013
Re "How to negotiate with Iran," Opinion, Oct. 29
Dennis Ross and his colleagues lay out a sophisticated and nuanced strategy for dealing with Iran at this critical junction, something the Obama administration seems not to have accomplished.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 12:58 PM
CAIRO—Secretary of State John F. Kerry paid a brief visit to Egypt on Sunday that was meant to smooth over recent rifts, but laid bare the two countries’ differences over authoritarian practices of the military-backed government that...
| Oct 30, 2013
Two years ago, when the Arab Spring was in bloom, President Obama declared that promoting democracy in the Middle East would be "a top priority" for the United States. "We know that our own future is bound to this region by the forces of economics and...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The academy's deadline for foreign-language film submissions is Tuesday, Oct. 1, and though this is a category that has often stymied common sense and gone against the critical consensus, it's safe to say that Sony Pictures Classics has an excellent...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Wadjda," a film about a resourceful young tomboy, has been selected as Saudi Arabia's official submission for the Oscars' foreign language category, the first time the country has submitted a film for Academy Awards consideration.
That the film, from...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The World Health Organization's emergency committee on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, met Wednesday.
After hearing updates on the spread of the virus -- which as of Sept. 20 had killed 58 of the 130 people confirmed to...