| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Turkish government's ban on access to the Twitter social media site violates citizens' right to free expression and access should be immediately restored, the country's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday.
Citing the Turkish Constitution's...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide.
It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Last year's opening screening at the Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival, "The Butterfly's Dream," turned out to be the North American premiere of the film that became Turkey's entry for the 2013 foreign-language film Oscar race.
This year's edition of the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:16 PM
In City Council chambers packed with about 100 people, Glendale council members said they were not fazed by a lawsuit filed last week in federal district court asking a judge to remove a city statue honoring women victimized by the Japanese Army during...
| Mar 4, 2014
Between people talking trout and turkeys last weekend, the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds was the place to be to get excited about the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons.
From seminars on using flintlock and inline rifles for hunting, wild...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:35 AM
The Turkish government late Thursday ordered Internet service providers to restore access to Twitter, lifting a two-week ban on the microblogging site a day after the nation's highest court ruled it illegal and an infringement on free speech.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The New Fund for Cinema and Television, the Israeli nonprofit whose support helped produce such films as "5 Broken Cameras" and "Waltz With Bashir," on March 2 issued a call for submissions for a new incubator project designed to nurture Jewish and Arab...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:05 AM
BEIRUT -- A Spanish journalist kidnapped by Islamist rebels and held for almost six months inside Syria has been released and was safe in neighboring Turkey, his newspaper reported Sunday.
Marc Marginedas, accompanied by Spanish officials, was...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
TAL KHALAKH, Syria — For more than a year, Ghassan Eid didn't speak to his son, Khaled, who abandoned his job as a policeman and joined the armed rebels.
"I was ashamed," recalled the father, a shop owner in Tal Khalakh, long renowned as a...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:10 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter said it is looking into reports that its service has been blocked in Turkey.
The company published a message on its service Thursday telling users in Turkey that they could send Tweets using mobile phone text messaging....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Somber events commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide were held this week, complete with reflections on the 1.5 million people who were slaughtered at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. We are greatly disappointed that it appears we&...