| 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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Turkish police raided offices of a government-backed Islamic charity in six provinces on Tuesday and detained at least 23 people accused of having links with Al Qaeda, local media reported.
The coordinated operation against the Humanitarian Relief...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:53 PM
BEIRUT — Despite deep divisions, the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition bloc voted Saturday to participate in peace talks scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland, ending months of uncertainty about whether the group would attend the long-...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. — Fethullah Gulen, a frail 75-year-old Islamic preacher with a gift for oratory, leads an ascetic life in a 26-acre compound tucked into rolling farmland and woods here, far from the political crisis and international intrigue he is...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Al Jazeera is expanding its global footprint, bringing its brand to Turkey and the world's 140 million Turkish speakers with Al Jazeera Turk, which will launch as a digital operation with plans for a TV channel to follow roughly a year from now.
| 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 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
By many standards, 2013 was a stellar year for film in Turkey. Box office takings climbed by 15%; viewers came out in droves for Turkish productions, toppling a 30-year-old record; and nine out of the year's 10 biggest films were Turkish (December's...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:37 PM
BEIRUT -- Turkish troops opened fire this week on a convoy of Al Qaeda-linked militants across the border from Turkey in northern Syria, Turkish news media reported Wednesday.
Various Turkish accounts indicated that the military destroyed several...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 1:30 PM
"As the son of a Manx Methodist atheist and a refugee German Jewish atheist," Matthew Kneale tells us in the first sentence of "An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention," "I have never been much of a believer." It's a...