| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Syrian President Bashar Assad and backers of the rebel forces fighting to oust him on Monday disputed weekend reports of an agreement to convene peace talks in Geneva next month to negotiate an end to the protracted civil war.
It remained unclear...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:52 AM
LONDON – A key group of Arab states and Western nations, including the United States, urged the “moderate opposition” in Syria to attend peace talks aimed at ending the country’s civil war, but underlined their insistence that...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:31 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Congolese troops backed by a U.N. force on Wednesday drove insurgents from the M23 group from the eastern border town of Bunagana, the rebels' headquarters and last stronghold.
The action raised the possibility that the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:08 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – For the first time since the start of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations three months ago, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has publicly declared that the negotiations have not yet produced any results.
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:02 PM
JERUSALEM – As part of a U.S.-backed proposal to restart peace talks, Israel has agreed to release an unspecified number of Palestinian prisoners, but will not freeze settlement construction in the West Bank, a top Israeli official said Saturday....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
BEIT JALA, West Bank – Israel and the Palestinians should be able to reach a basic "framework agreement" for peace by the end of April and a full peace treaty within a year after that, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Wednesday.
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:46 PM
FRIDAY: Local Irish band Dullahan Rogue (pictured) performs a free set from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Gallagher's Pub & Grill, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www....
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:48 PM
So "2001: A Space Odyssey" got it wrong.
That was one of my impressions from talking with Fran Faraz, the Golden West College professor who co-organized the fifth annual Peace Conference to be held Friday on campus.
I called Faraz, who coordinates the...
| May 11, 2011
| 10:27 AM
As the wave of revolution continues to sweep through the Arab world, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad could be its next victim. While many in the United States and Israel appear hesitant to support Syria's anti-regime forces — basing their thinking...
| May 19, 2011
| 3:02 PM
The most surprising aspect of President Barack Obama's speech Thursday on U.S. policy in the Middle East may have been his strongly worded call for a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based on Israel's boundaries before 1967....
| May 22, 2011
We may be the world's only remaining superpower, but we've been a secondary factor in the wave of change sweeping the Arab world.
Tunisia held its revolution without American help, unless you count Facebook and Twitter. In Egypt, President Obama probably...