| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A civilisation that used to lead the world is in ruins--and only the locals can rebuild it
A THOUSAND years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Islam and innovation were twins. The...
| Apr 18, 2014
An astonishing network of mothers, aunts, and cousins — epic really in its proportions — reached out to me in Kansas when I was 17 in 1979. It was because of Indian boys. Other than my brother and a son of a family friend, no Indian males my...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month.
Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:20 PM
As the prime minster of Tunisia visits the White House on Friday to discuss his nation's move toward democracy, Maryland officials are pressing him to resolve an international kidnapping case they say speaks directly to whether the country will honor...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Though eyes have been on Harrison Ford lately with "Star Wars: Episode VII" news, he's got his eye on a "Blade Runner" sequel -- at least, that's what he told Redditors during his Ask Me Anything on Sunday.
When asked how he felt about a sequel to Ridley...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:59 PM
A Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in neighboring Libya pleaded tearfully with his country’s president in an online video to negotiate with a militant group for his release.
Mohammed Bel Sheik, who was reportedly kidnapped a month ago in Tripoli, did...
| Dec 17, 2013
Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:44 AM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry made a brief visit to Tunisia on Tuesday to show support for the strides the country has taken toward Western-style democracy.
Continuing a weeklong trip that began in East Asia,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:19 PM
PARIS – Tunisia’s embattled government has approached the Obama administration with a request for security assistance, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday.
Kerry, who made a brief visit to Tunis, the capital, said at a news...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"Victor 'Young' Perez" is enjoyable if unmemorable, so long as it portrays the life of its titular figure, a Jewish Tunisian who was at one point the lightweight boxing champion of the world. It turns heavy-handed, however, when dealing with his death:...
| Dec 4, 2013
Re "The Benghazi syndrome," Opinion, Dec. 1
Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynski's article calls to mind my experience in Tunisia last month and demonstrates why the U.S. government should consider more substantial cultural and educational engagement in North...