| Oct 31, 2012
| 2:53 PM
The Obama administration and allies have begun an effort to reshape the Syria opposition to give a bigger role to front-line fighters, a smaller one to exiles, and to exclude entirely Islamic radicals, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Syrian President Bashar Assad says he has no intention of leaving Syria, despite demands from Washington and elsewhere that he relinquish power....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:37 AM
Obama Myanmar : President Obama Reportedly Visiting Myanmar This Month...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Bombings killed 20 people around Afghanistan on Thursday as insurgents targeted Afghan security forces but left a number of civilians dead....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:34 PM
It seems as though every bar program in Baltimore touts a classic cocktail menu these days.
The trend isn't surprising if you note the revival of early 20th century across popular culture (read: "Downton Abbey," "Boardwalk Empire," the upcoming "Gatsby"...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Global banking giant HSBC will pay $1.92 billion in a record settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve money-laundering allegations.
The U.S. Treasury said Tuesday that HSBC allowed hundreds of millions of dollars from Mexican drug trafficking...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Hope in Sight
Aisha Simjee, MD
White Spruce Press; 240 pages
Aisha Simjee is a tough cookie. On her first mission trip as an ophthalmologist, the Newport Beach resident flew to Guyana and set up her equipment in an unused school building. Shortly...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, praising the courage of fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi while also providing a symbolic nod to initial reforms in a nation once...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 6:48 PM
MYANMAR -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck north-central Myanmar early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The quake was reported to be only 6.2 miles deep. The agency originally reported the magnitude to be 7.0 but revised that number...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In November, Stefanie Weiner visited Myanmar with small tour group led by a Burmese photographer. At Mingun, a small town near Mandalay, Weiner photographed a young monk traversing the stone arches of Myatheindan Pagoda.
"The scene seems to embody the...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 2:39 PM
What do you get when you open your doors to the Red Cross for a blood drive, the fire department for CPR training and a delicious grilled lunch, a Semper Fi military honor ceremony, the Orange County Woodworkers Assn. for a woodworking service project,...