| Feb 7, 2014
Californians used to call it earthquake weather, the unseasonably warm, dry, blue-sky days that pushed deep into this year's rainy season. Now we just call it drought. Unfortunately, the state's water resources are at critically low levels (12% of...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:23 PM
An earlier blog post gave an incorrect date for when Johns Hopkins established a relationship with King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital. The institutions first collaborated in 2010. The Sun regrets the error.
Johns Hopkins Medicine is joining with a...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:37 PM
BEIRUT — Long-anticipated Syrian peace talks adjourned Friday in Switzerland without a major breakthrough but with muted optimism that a negotiation process had finally been launched after nearly three years of civil war.
After almost a week of...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:09 PM
WASHINGTON — A Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo Bay is mounting a novel legal challenge to win his release, arguing in a federal lawsuit that he should be freed when U.S. combat troops pull out of Afghanistan because international law stipulates...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
PARIS -- An environmentalist lies down alongside his fellow organic cucumber aficionados to block the construction of an oil pipeline and wakes up a member of a proxy army serving the billionaires who are fighting against America's economic and national...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Reflecting the booming Middle East TV market, the Discop Istanbul TV mart is boasting a twenty percent increase in pre-registered attendees including, for the first time, a group of broadcasters and producers from Iraq and also reps from all pubcasters in...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:37 PM
The highest court in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday convicted 30 Islamists of establishing an "international branch" of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in the wealthy Persian Gulf federation, a case slammed by rights advocates as politically...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:01 AM
MONTREUX, Switzerland -- The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and its opponents traded verbal barbs Wednesday as a long-awaited Syrian peace conference opened in this Swiss lakeside city under the auspices of the United Nations....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:00 PM
MONTREUX, Switzerland — At the core of the extraordinary diplomatic push launched Wednesday to end Syria's civil war is the fate of one man: Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Assad has steadfastly maintained power during nearly three years of war and...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:18 PM
BEIRUT – Bowing to intense pressure from Washington and its allies, the United Nations on Monday rescinded its invitation to Iran to participate in a long-awaited Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Switzerland.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Fixated as we Americans are on Canada's three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto's addled mayor — we've somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada's current relations with the...