| 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 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.
| 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-...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week marks an end of an era in the Southland as Hollywood Park will turn out the light for good. In it's heyday, celebrities such as Cary Grant, Lucille Ball and Fred Astaire would linger...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:26 PM
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — An Istanbul prosecutor said Thursday that he had been removed from the investigation of corruption involving the families of high-ranking officials of the ruling Justice and Development Party.
The complaint by prosecutor...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A new wave of street protests has flared in Istanbul following the arrest on graft charges of two dozen banking figures with close ties to the Turkish government.
The raid on those suspected of corruption prompted Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins with a surreal scene in Indonesia as a miner uses a pole to extract sulfur from a pipe at the flow crater during an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta. The Ijen crater rises to 2,386m, with a...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:35 PM
GENEVA — Turning the fragile preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear program into a stringent long-term deal will require even harder negotiations than those in the arduous months leading up to Sunday's signing ceremony in Geneva.
| Nov 23, 2013
| 10:45 PM
GENEVA — Six world powers and Iran reached a preliminary agreement early Sunday to curb Tehran's disputed nuclear program after a marathon negotiating session, potentially ending a decade of diplomatic stalemate.
After four days of talks that...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. One of the strongest storms ever recorded battered the central Philippines, ripping off rooftops, knocking out power and communications and forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:42 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News TSA agents hold a candlelight vigil for their slain coworker, Gerardo I. Hernandez, at Dockweiler State Beach in Los Angeles. A gunman identified by police as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, carried an assault-style rifle...