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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterU.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that international pressure has compelled the Islamic Republic to back away from its pursuit of the bomb. The new findings represent a retreat from a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterArmed forces disguised as rebels Wednesday rescued former Colombia presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. defense contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist insurgents, in a daring operation that delivered the latest in a series of...
The world is justifiably outraged over the bloodletting in Mumbai, and Indians are right to demand a reckoning from their government for its failure to protect innocents as well as justice for murderers allegedly linked to an Islamic extremist group based...
Tags: Civil Unrest, Pakistan, George W. Bush, Politics, Parliament
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer2007-12-12 11:03:32.0 Administrator2: Welcome to the Mideast Chat! We're here with Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Richard Boudreaux; feel free to submit your questions or comments for Richard now. 2007-12-12 11:03:38.0 Administrator2: Welcome, Richard!...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Raising the prospect of an election campaign carried out under de facto martial law, President Pervez Musharraf said Sunday that balloting for a new parliament would take place in early January, but set no date for lifting...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLee Myung-bak was sworn in as South Korea's 17th president today, calling for a renewed spirit of self-sacrifice and vowing to apply hardheaded pragmatism to governing a country where disparities in wealth have created "class conflict and animosity."...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPresident Bush and his aides spent a second day trying to keep pressure on Iran, with the White House saying Wednesday that the disclosure that the Islamic Republic halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 would not affect conditions for opening...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLast spring, as U.S. intelligence agencies worked to complete an assessment of Iran's nuclear weapons program, they were firmly on track to reach the same conclusion as previous reports: Tehran was bent on building the bomb. But within weeks, there was...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTop State Department officials, struggling to avoid an embarrassing showdown with their own foreign service, backed away Tuesday from threats to fire diplomats who refuse to accept postings in Iraq. Trying to calm a furor that has spilled into public...
IN HER ACCLAIMED new book, "Nixon and Mao," Margaret MacMillan reminds readers, quite accurately, that Richard Nixon's bold act of diplomacy in promoting the American opening to China in 1972 made the world a safer, more stable place. But, at the same...
Tags: Palestine, Civil Unrest, Politics, Yom Kippur, China
The Founding Fathers wanted to separate the center of government from the center of commerce. So after contentious wrangling they decided to move the capital from New York to a swamp on the Potomac. And in some senses, it still is a swamp. Purely in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFor seven years, President Bush has been a distant defender of Israel, working from Washington to tilt America's policies in the Middle East more firmly behind its longtime ally. When he arrives here Wednesday on his first presidential visit, however,...
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