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Babylon & BeyondUnable to agree on who will run the new Palestinian national unity government, the secular Fatah movement and the Islamist Hamas, two bitter rivals for years, decided Tuesday to call their top leaders to the rescue. After a meeting in......
Babylon & BeyondThe Facebook page created in memory of Hamza Khatib, a 13-year-old boy who died last week, allegedly tortured and killed in state custody, has become a focal point for opposition to four decades of rule by the Assad family in......
Babylon & BeyondFormula One authorities are expected to decide Friday whether Bahrain will be allowed to host a Grand Prix event this year. The event was postponed in February after protests erupted against the Sunni monarchy in the majority Shiite gulf state.......
Babylon & BeyondPolice brutality was part of what motivated people to take to the streets and protest during Egypt’s revolution, which culminated in the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11. Among the most famous cases was that of 28-year-old......
Babylon & BeyondThis post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Bahrain lifted its emergency law Wednesday, almost three months after it called in Saudi troops to crush a largely peaceful protest movement popular among the island’s Shiite........
Special to the Los Angeles TimesGeopolitics. Rhinoplasty. Who knew those would be among the hottest topics in Asia for 2011? It was news to me, and I've been going back and forth to Asia for a quarter-century, with trips to Japan and China last year alone. To see what the Asia...
Reporting from Ft. Hood, Texas, Washington and Los Angeles -- An Army psychiatrist who was about to be deployed to Iraq allegedly armed himself with two guns and opened fire Thursday afternoon on the grounds of Ft. Hood, the country's largest military...
Top of the TicketThe Democrat gives a preview of the president's speech next week on the U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq....
Top of the TicketA 33-minute recounting of his administration's international activities in the last year....
Babylon & BeyondA cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad living in exile has warned that the Syrian government must enact democratic reforms or face the "chaos" sweeping other Arab countries. "Change or be changed," Ribal al-Assad, head of the London-based...
Top of the TicketJay Carney, Obama's new spokesman, makes his first solo PR foray and gives himself a good grade....
Babylon & BeyondSunni monarchs determined to maintain control after crushing opposition protests in the kingdom of Bahrain may soon face a new threat from increasingly alienated youths in the majority Shiite nation. On Thursday, Bahrain’s state news agency reported...
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