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  • Why I hate "iconic"

    Readers of this blog are aware by now that I have inveighed for years against the current journalistic tendency to label nearly anything an icon or iconic. Let me explain why that is not a mere cavil. An icon is not a person; an icon is an image. In the...
  • Egypt: Morsi's family threatens legal action against military

    Egypt: Morsi's family threatens legal action against military
    CAIRO — The family of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi threatened legal action against the Egyptian military Monday for holding him following his removal from office July 3. “We will take all legal procedures, locally and...
  • Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union

    Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union
    Hundreds of anti-gay demonstrators in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro may have set back their country’s bid to join the European Union on Wednesday with their rock-throwing protest against a gay pride march. At the first known pride...
  • U.S. not being 'played' by Iran on nuclear issue, Kerry insists

    U.S. not being 'played' by Iran on nuclear issue, Kerry insists
    The United States would never allow itself to be "played" by Iran in negotiations about to resume on the Islamic republic's disputed nuclear programs, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry insisted Thursday. Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met...
  • Review: The mariachi-flavored 'Pulling Strings' a fun little number

    Review: The mariachi-flavored 'Pulling Strings' a fun little number
    Hot on the heels of the surprise success of "Instructions Not Included," which quickly became the all-time highest-grossing Spanish language film in the U.S., comes another movie aimed at the same audience. "Pulling Strings," also being released by...
  • Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102; Vietnamese general led North to victory

    Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102; Vietnamese general led North to victory
    Vo Nguyen Giap, the communist general widely regarded as one of the military geniuses of the 20th century, who masterminded the defeat of the French and the war against the Americans in Vietnam, has died. He was 102. Giap died Friday at a military...
  • Egyptian journalist gets suspended jail sentence for Sinai coverage

    CAIRO -- A military court has given a well-known Egyptian journalist working in the Sinai peninsula a six-month suspended jail sentence, state media reported Saturday, in a case that had drawn protests from media groups and rights activists. The...
  • U.S. citizen detained in Egypt is found dead in jail cell

    CAIRO -- An American citizen detained by Egyptian authorities since late August was found hanged in his jail cell on Sunday, U.S. and Egyptian officials said. Egyptian authorities described the death as an apparent suicide. The man, identified by the U....
  • Indians arrest 35 aboard U.S.-owned vessel reportedly carrying weapons

    Indians arrest 35 aboard U.S.-owned vessel reportedly carrying weapons
    NEW DELHI -- Indian police say they arrested 35 people aboard a U.S.-owned ship Friday and charged them with entering India’s waters with a large cache of weapons, in a case that spotlights largely unregulated security contractors operating on the...
  • Tom Arnold lets writer know: 'I'm on to you'

     Tom Arnold lets writer know: 'I'm on to you'
    A few weeks back, I reviewed the movie "Pulling Strings," a bilingual, cross-cultural romantic comedy set around the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. I found the film to be unexpectedly charming, with a sort of breezy appeal many recent Hollywood rom-coms...
  • U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan attacked; no casualties reported

    U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan attacked; no casualties reported
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Embassy in Kabul came under attack on Christmas morning, and the Taliban later claimed responsibility, saying it had fired four rockets at the American compound. U.S. officials said that two rounds of either mortar or...