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  • Rights group: Egypt turns blind eye to human trafficking in Sinai

    Rights group: Egypt turns blind eye to human trafficking in Sinai
    CAIRO -- Scarred, terrified and systematically tortured, the victims of human traffickers in the Sinai peninsula have been largely abandoned to their fate by Egyptian authorities, a leading human rights group alleged in a report released Tuesday. The...
  • Iran celebrates 35th anniversary of revolution in a time of change

    TEHRAN -- Throngs of people took to the streets of the Iranian capital Tuesday to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which ousted a U.S.-backed leader and brought a defiantly anti-Washington government toá power. Iranians both...
  • Ahdaf Soueif's 'Cairo' is a compelling memoir of Arab Spring

    Egypt's revolution of three years ago — an incandescent burst of defiance that brought down a dictator and astonished the world — died in the early hours of its birth. The nation, like a man ambling through the dark, tumbled through a fašade...
  • New unity government named amid tension in Lebanon

    BEIRUT — Breaking a 10-month deadlock, Lebanon on Saturday unveiled a new unity government as leaders struggle to maintain stability despite profound political divisions and spillover violence from the war raging in neighboring Syria. “A...
  • Palestinians in Gaza Strip resent being left out of peace talks

    Palestinians in Gaza Strip resent being left out of peace talks
    GAZA CITY — Like many Palestinians, Marwan Hissi has closely followed reports of peace negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. An unemployed father of five living in a...
  • American departure will leave behind carnage and ruin

    This is probably, but not certainly, the year that sees the end to the United States' three-decades-long effort to establish permanent American strategic bases in the Muslim Middle East and in Muslim Asia. This effort began before the 9/11 attacks on...
  • Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your comics cutie or sci-fi sweetheart

     
    If your Valentine's idea of a perfect date includes a trip to your local comic shop, a sci-fi movie marathon […]...
  • Valentine’s Day: The best couples in comics, sci-fi and fantasy

     
    The realms of science fiction and comics may be home to some of the most fantastic space battles, epic team-ups […]...
  • Reformist Iranian newspaper shut down and manager jailed

    TEHRAN -- A reformist-oriented daily Iranian newspaper has been shut down and its manager jailed after the publication was accused of insulting Islam, various media accounts reported Thursday. The incident raises questions about pledges to ease press...
  • Democrat enters Assembly race

    Democrat enters Assembly race
    A fifth candidate — the only Democrat — has entered the race for Assembly District 74. Anila Ali, a native of Pakistan who moved to Irvine in 1996, said she hopes to draw on her background as an immigrant and her roles as a mother and...
  • Egypt's Coptic Christians feel vulnerable amid nation's upheaval

    Egypt's Coptic Christians feel vulnerable amid nation's upheaval
    KERDASA, Egypt — Three times a week without fail, the sound of ancient chants reverberates from the blackened walls of the Church of the Archangel Michael. Once aglow with precious icons and flickering candlelight, the Coptic church outside Cairo...