| May 5, 2014
| 4:30 AM
In the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the main commercial street was busy. Shops were open, with customers strolling the aisles, and cars filled the streets. Only a few dozen stores were closed.
It wasn’t what activists had hoped for when they...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Greece on Wednesday took over the rotating presidency of the European Union amid hopeful forecasts of an end this year to its protracted recession but lingering resentment of the austerity imposed by the 28-nation bloc.
Public anger over the belt-...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Neither rich nor poor may sleep under the bridges of Paris. Is that law neutral with respect to who's doing the sleeping? If you think the answer is obvious, think again — and think abortion.
In McCullen v. Coakley, which the Supreme Court heard...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich on Friday signed into law hastily approved measures to ban unauthorized protests, a move aimed at wiping out the remnants of a civic uprising against his rejection of closer ties with the European Union in favor of...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The first time I saw a man killed in front of me, I tweeted about it.
I was a freelancer, covering a street battle in Cairo two years ago, and Twitter was the only means of publication immediately available. I wasn't getting paid, but my duty was to get...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:06 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's president faced growing street protests at home Friday after he rejected an agreement to tie his nation's political and economic future to the West, instead keeping intact Ukraine's historical links with Moscow.
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:43 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — The political confrontation between President Viktor Yanukovich and his opposition reached a fever pitch Sunday as protesters, armed with flares, bricks and a bulldozer, were rebuffed as they attempted to storm the presidential...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:35 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — President Viktor Yanukovich appeared to give ground Monday in the face of massive demonstrations that threatened to hobble his government, seeking to reopen talks with the European Union about forging a closer economic relationship....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:25 PM
TEHRAN — In a speech marking Student Day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday sought "consensus" for his ambitious goals of political reform, economic growth and improved relations with the outside world.
But as he spoke to a gathering at...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:54 AM
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian riot police used force in an attempt to disperse protesters in downtown Kiev on Wednesday, further stoking opposition leaders, who vowed to coax hundreds of thousands into the streets, rejected more negotiations and demanded...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:05 AM
WASHINGTON — Senate leaders on Friday called a cease-fire in a weeklong fight over the chamber’s new rules that limit filibusters, ending a nearly 48-hour marathon session.
In the end, senators’ aversion to what would have been a...