| Feb 4, 2014
— What do you do in Sochi?
I just arrived here, it's late, I'm exhausted, but I'm going to find out. That is, after I sleep for about a day and a half.
The Winter Olympic Games open later this week, protected by a security cordon called the Ring...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
MOSCOW — Once I came to Moscow to cover an urban ballooning expedition. In winter. But when the balloonists came face to frigid, wind-lashed face with the winter here — well, we never got off the ground.
And so, as icy gales scoured the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Isaac Hametz doesn't identify as an Orthodox Jew, and neither do many of the Jewish people living in downtown. But the 30-year-old was enlisted by the leader of Lloyd Street's B'nai Israel congregation for a singularly Orthodox quest: Determine how to...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Artist Peter Adams likes a challenge. He has passions and procedures that make his paintings significantly more difficult than they might otherwise be. Known for his landscapes, Adams often likes to paint in nature, trying to capture a piece of the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:11 PM
BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday.
| Dec 10, 2013
Before Columbus, many maps of the world showed Jerusalem as the center of the world. Jerusalem -- holy, treasured, and long fought over by the three great monotheistic religions -- has been destroyed and rebuilt more than a dozen times. Its fabled old-...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Greece's ambassador to the United States will top the list of dignitaries who will attend the inauguration of Annapolis mayor-elect Mike Pantelides and the new City Council on Monday afternoon.
Pantelides released a preview of the inaugural program...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Tens of thousands of books were lost to fire when a library in Lebanon was set ablaze.
Officials said unknown arsonists torched Tripoli's Saeh Library, or Traveler's Library, Friday after claims that its founder, Father Ibrahim Sarouja, a Greek Orthodox...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:17 AM
At least a dozen young people will race to retrieve a cross thrown into the waters of Mother’s Beach in Long Beach on Sunday in the annual Greek Orthodox celebration commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ.
The Epiphany celebration for the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
MOSCOW — At least 14 people were killed and 28 injured Monday in the second suspected suicide bombing in the southern Russian city of Volgograd in as many days, heightening concern about security at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
I received the Christmas reminiscence below last year from Julia Romanchak, 88, of Bethlehem. I think it's wonderful, but a series of misadventures — all my fault — kept it from being published.
I wanted to run it before this holiday...