| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:59 AM
JINAN, China -- A combative Bo Xilai came out swinging in the opening of his long-awaited trial, denying that he had accepted $4 million in bribes, claiming that witnesses lied and that money and gifts worth millions went only to his wife.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:45 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Authorities were exhuming bodies from a clandestine mass grave Thursday amid suspicion that the victims may be a group of young people who disappeared nearly three months ago from a bar in the heart of this capital.
The city’s top...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:23 PM
CAIRO -- Syrian opposition activists reached in the suburbs of Damascus provided harrowing accounts of what they said were chemical attacks unleashed by the military early Wednesday.
Although descriptions varied, they generally said that the chemical...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:24 AM
SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt -- The deadly protests and political turbulence that have swept Egypt in recent months are keeping Western tourists away from the resorts, beaches and famous scuba diving waters across the southern Sinai Peninsula.
"This summer is...
| Aug 31, 2013
Re "The limits of democracy," Opinion, Aug. 27
Tsvi Bisk castigates those "preoccupied" with the concept of democracy in Egypt. His analysis is based on three mistaken assumptions.
First, Bisk says we should focus on "constitutionalism" rather than...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 9:46 AM
JERUSALEM — Israel braced for rockets and got a diplomatic bombshell instead.
The Obama administration’s surprise decision to delay a U.S. strike against Syria to allow for congressional debate left anxious Israelis relieved Sunday that...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 2:49 PM
CAIRO -- Egyptian prosecutors Sunday ordered deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to stand trial on murder-related charges, stepping up the military-backed government’s purge of the Muslim Brotherhood amid weeks of unrest that have deeply...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Is Secretary of State John F. Kerry a hypocrite? That was the implication of a story in the British newspaper the Independent. Here’s the breathless lead:
“Pictures have emerged showing the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry dining with...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:35 PM
CAIRO — Egypt's interior minister vowed Sunday that security forces would deal "firmly and strongly" with anyone who threatens national stability--a clear warning to supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
During a speech at a graduation...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:47 PM
CAIRO — In a showdown that could spark a fresh wave of violence, the Egyptian government announced Wednesday that security forces were preparing to disperse sit-ins by thousands of Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:31 AM
CAIRO -- Generators hummed, laundry billowed, men fortified barricades, and boys -- one with a gas mask dangling from his neck -- played soccer amid escalating calls by security forces to break up the sit-in at the Rabaa al Adawiya mosque.