| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:30 AM
In a slum where soccer balls skitter and poverty is deep, coaxing voices lead young men and boys to terror. Talk of God turns to incantations on holy war and the youths, who have been promised martyrdom and paradise, slip on backpacks of crude...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Omar's Carriage House in Norfolk is hosting a "Taste of Morocco" fundraiser for Physicians for Peace from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at The Boathouse, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk.
Funds collected will be used to help finance the...
| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In October, we took a 16-day guided tour of the UNESCO sites in Morocco with Around Morocco Tours. Lahcen Boujouija provided door-to-door service, knowledgeable guides for big cities, and never let a question go unanswered. He guided us to restaurants...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The Arab Film Festival, which opens Friday at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles and continues through Oct. 20, is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the United States.
Founded in San Francisco in 1996, the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Jennifer Grout is a 23-year-old blond from Boston with a lovely singing voice and dreams of stardom who, like many an aspiring superstar before her, has turned to a reality TV in a bid for fame.
But Grout is not competing on "The Voice" or "American...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Shackled in a Baltimore courtroom and facing a 110-year sentence for murder and arson, Terrence Rollins-Bey stood defiant — talking over the judge and prosecutor in a series of outbursts.
"With respect to your honor, I object to everything you'...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:08 AM
The newest restaurant at Epcot is about to enter "soft opening" mode. Look for Spice Road Table to operate this weekend in the Morocco pavilion.
The eatery is actually built smack on the theme park's World Showcase Lagoon, which could make it a prime...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
MARRAKECH -- Traditionally known for its thick French accent, Marrakech's glamorous opening night, held on Friday at the Congress Palace, had a definite Hollywood flavor with Sharon Stone getting a career tribute, as well as jury president Martin Scorsese...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Hot on the heels of the success of 2012's "The End," Hicham Lasri weaves another post-war tale with apocalyptic undertones in "They Are the Dogs." The sophomore feature comes to its home fest of Marrakech after making the festival rounds at Cannes,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A decade after its launch, the Dubai Intl. Film Festival has firmly earned its leadership role among Middle East film events thanks to its unwavering drive to be international, but with an Arab core.
"We are the only festival that, aside from...