| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Documentaries "Street Fight," "Jesus Camp," "Which Way Home" and "Taxi to the Dark Side" have two things in common: Oscar nominations (which "Taxi" would go on to win) and world premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival.
It's no secret the majority of...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Militiamen loyal to a rogue former general attacked Libya’s parliament building Sunday, state media said, in a new challenge to the authority of the North African nation’s weak central government. The group later reportedly declared it had...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the two journalists recently beheaded on video by members of the militant group Islamic State, had a number of things in common. They both cared deeply about the Middle East and believed that stories from the region...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday took the first step toward punishing Libyan warlords or militias for their role in the country's 3-year-old conflict.
Amid worry that the chaos is drawing in other Arab nations, the council unanimously...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Nature abhors a vacuum — especially when that vacuum is a lawless region of Iraq and Syria overrun by a vicious pseudo-army of extremists known as the Islamic State. Unfortunately, a second vacuum complicates efforts to crush the marauders:...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The parents of slain journalist James Foley begged President Obama on Wednesday to do everything in his power to save the other journalists who have been abducted by Islamic State, and pleaded with their son’s executioners to release the other...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:36 AM
Islamist militants took control of the biggest special forces base in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle that killed 30 people, a special forces officer said.
Soldiers abandoned their base after heavy shelling, according to Saiqa...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 12:58 PM
President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that the United States is going to war "to degrade and ultimately destroy" the group known as the Islamic State.
So right off you know one thing we will not do: destroy it. The only thing more reliable than...
| Apr 14, 2013
The White House finally made it official last week: Yes, the civil war in Syria is a slippery slope, and yes, we're on it.
Nobody in the Obama administration actually used those words, of course. But if you paid attention to what officials said, it...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:40 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election after his rival, Soumaila Cisse, conceded defeat late Monday.
Cisse visited Keita at his home late Monday to congratulate him, later announcing he had done so on...