| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The Chicago Fire added midfield help Monday with the signing of Romanian Razvan Cocis. Cocis, 31, released by FC Hozerla Uzhhorod of Ukraine’s Premier Liga on July 1, is eligible to immediately join the Fire. Terms were not disclosed.
Cocis is a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:56 PM
The young Saudi man had been in Los Angeles for about a year studying English when the horrific accusations came to his door.
A woman he'd met during a 2012 family trip to Vienna had come to visit him in L.A. But not long after she arrived, the woman...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:58 AM
The major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition coalition has voided its prime minister’s decision to disband the group’s military command structure and fire its top general.
The reversal reflects the deep divisions, clashing rivalries and...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Barring the increasingly influential Isolationist/Tea Party wing of the American electorate, opinion is and always has been that the United States is the messenger of democracy to a world that usually hasn't earned it and probably doesn't deserve it.
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:30 AM
It's winter 2011, and I am living in Istanbul. I wander old streets in Turkey's cultural capital, past thousand-year-old mosques that were once churches, trying to understand the place that has become my home. Streets day and night are thronged by young...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:28 PM
A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by the son of a Saudi sheik pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to extort $20 million from the man's family.
Two attorneys, one of them once connected to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:15 PM
With global attention turned to crises raging elsewhere in the region, a triumphant and defiant Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a third term as president of war-ravaged Syria.
Assad’s address during an elaborate ceremony at the...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The man identified as the first patient in the U.S. to suffer from the potentially fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, was released from an Indiana hospital on Friday and is cleared to travel, authorities said.
“The patient has tested...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Mel Patton, an Olympic gold medalist and USC sprinter who at one time was deemed the fastest human on Earth, has died. He was 89.
Patton, who had cancer, died May 9 at his Fallbrook, Calif., home, his wife, Shirley Patton said.
"Pell Mel," as he was...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:33 PM
AMMAN - Syrian jets bombed rebel-held eastern areas close to the Iraq border Saturday after Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier.
Five raids killed at least 16 people and injured dozens more when bombs hit residential areas in...