| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Inside the Cagaloglu Hamami, my masseuse, a short, paunchy woman of about 50, sings as she exfoliates me from head to toe with a rough mitt. The sweet melody contrasts with the gruff scrub job.
Every few minutes, she douses me...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:10 AM
This Halloween marks the 20th anniversary of the death of actor River Phoenix, who succumbed to an accidental drug overdose outside a West Hollywood nightclub in 1993 at the age of 23. On Tuesday, two days before the anniversary, the actor's unreleased...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- The first image has been released from the set of Russell Crowe's feature helming debut, "The Water Diviner," which is shooting in Australia before moving on to Turkey. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales on the epic...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Flying squirrel -- need I say more? Wednesday's Pictures in the News in Australia, where wildlife carer Justine Coplin releases a Grey Headed Flying Fox in Centennial Park in Sydney. Each year thousands of native wildlife are rescued by volunteers when...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Russia was in the spotlight as they kicked-off the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a theatrical opening ceremonies at Fisht Olympic Stadium....
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:26 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A Turkish court on Wednesday suspended a controversial ban on Twitter following an appeal even as the site’s lawyers pursue separate legal action against the government's shutdown order, local media reports.
Senior members of...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:19 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turks went to the polls Sunday in municipal elections seen as a key test for the embattled ruling party as a corruption scandal swirls around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle.
The vote was widely viewed...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:01 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party appeared headed toward a sizable victory in the country's municipal elections Sunday, despite a corruption scandal that continues to swirl around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
| 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 7, 2014
| 3:20 PM
A power struggle between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and an exiled Muslim cleric sharpened Tuesday with the government purging 350 police officers involved in the anti-corruption sweeps that have netted figures close to Erdogan.