| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:06 PM
CAIRO -- Officially sanctioned rallies to mark Saturday’s third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising brought highly choreographed displays of fervent nationalism, while security forces meted out harsh punishment to Islamist and secular...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
WASHINGTON — He was selling vegetables in Yemen at age 16 when he first embraced jihad, rising quickly in Al Qaeda and eventually being tapped for a Sept. 11, 2001, suicide operation in Asia that was scrapped in favor of the airplane attacks in...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 12:39 AM
CAIRO -- The death toll in Saturday’s clashes on the third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising climbed to 49, with nearly 250 injured, the Health Ministry said Sunday, making it the most violent day in four months.
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:25 AM
CAIRO -- Egyptians turned out Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the start of their dramatic Arab Spring uprising against Hosni Mubarak -- with pro-government gatherings going undisturbed by police and anti-government marches broken up by police...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:33 AM
CAIRO -- Drive-by gunmen on Tuesday assassinated a police general outside his home in the capital, state media reported, in the rare targeting of a senior member of Egypt’s security establishment.
The slain man was identified by the state-...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:34 AM
LONDON — Bowing to increasing pressure, Britain will offer refuge to several hundred Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday.
The decision comes after weeks of contentious debate over the...
| Jan 22, 2014
South America's powerhouse faces tough dilemmas in 2014.
Brazil is hastily preparing to host two of the world's premier mega-events: the World Cup starting in June and the Olympics just 24 months later. While it has come under heavy criticism for the...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
BEIJING — In August, Ma Liangfu and the more than 100 other inmates at the Tumuji Reeducation Through Labor Camp in Inner Mongolia received good news: China was abolishing its much-criticized network of detention facilities, known as laojiao,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich on Friday signed into law hastily approved measures to ban unauthorized protests, a move aimed at wiping out the remnants of a civic uprising against his rejection of closer ties with the European Union in favor of...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:51 PM
WASHINGTON – Russia, an arms provider and principal player in the ongoing Syrian civil war, is doing far too little to help the war's millions of victims, international humanitarian agencies say.
As world powers pledged new aid Wednesday at a...
| Jan 2, 2014
For food, fashion and fast trains, few labels are more sought after, and rightly so, than "Made in France." But when it comes to the making and unmaking of empires, not so much. Take the case of the Central African Republic.
Three weeks ago, as bloody...