| Feb 13, 2014
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan recently became one of the 10 nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a position that will put the international spotlight on the Hashemite kingdom. Its Israeli and Palestinian neighbors continue to grab...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:56 AM
* Goal of ousting Assad as Syrian president remains
* Saudi officials concerned about threat of Islamist
* Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef playing
By Angus McDowall
RIYADH, Feb 11 (Reuters) - After serving for...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
At the London 2012 Olympics, various media outlets probed the notion of the Olympic athletes' village being a giant bed-hopping venue -- a phenomenon that not only disgusted my mother every time she heard it mentioned (which was often) but also puzzled me...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Wrapping up three days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged the officials to rise above the daily challenges and keep their eyes on the big picture.
“We can achieve a permanent status agreement...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth.
Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers,...
| Nov 30, 2013
Iran already has the bomb. President Barack Obama knows it, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows it, and Saudi King Abdullah knows it. We are learning that Iran and the U.S. started secret negotiation in April — certainly a time when Iran...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:56 PM
At first glance, the Facebook photo doesn't look like a USC alumni gathering: No cardinal and gold in sight, not a single Tommy Trojan to be found.
But, on closer inspection, it's apparent that half of the smiling men are flashing the Trojan "victory"...
| Oct 28, 2013
WHEN a group of Saudi women first took to the kingdom's roads to flout its ban on female drivers, they publicised their protest by fax and videocassette. The 47 participants suffered fines, travel bans, social ostracism and, in some cases, the loss of...
| Oct 25, 2013
Give women the vote and what outrageous thing happens next? In Saudi Arabia, they start demanding the keys to the car.
Thus a relative handful of brave Saudi women will slip behind the wheel Saturday for a "Day of Female Driving." Saudi Arabia is the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:16 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lost in the blizzard of attention on Iran's cautious openings to the U.S. was another bit of noteworthy outreach by President Hassan Rouhani: Sending greetings to Saudi Arabia's king and appealing for more...