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  • Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews

    Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews
    When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all? That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law denies speaking for Al Qaeda in a call for jihad

    NEW YORK — A cleric who gave a rousing speech urging jihad against "Jews, Christians and America" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks testified at his terrorism trial Wednesday that he was speaking for Muslims, not for Al Qaeda, even though he...
  • Missile strike kills at least 20 people in Syrian city of Aleppo

    AMMAN, Jordan -- At least 20 people were killed in Aleppo on Wednesday when a residential building was hit with a rocket from a warplane as the government’s daily bombardment of the northern Syria city continued, activists said. More than 500...
  • Blast in Beirut neighborhood reportedly kills at least three people

    Blast in Beirut neighborhood reportedly kills at least three people
    CAIRO -- An explosion Thursday tore through a residential neighborhood in Beirut’s southern suburbs, less than a week after a huge car bomb hit the city’s commercial center. Early reports on Thursday's blast indicated that at least three...
  • Lebanon blasts reflect spillover of Iran-Saudi proxy war in Syria

    TEHRAN -- Two deadly bombings in Beirut over the last week and the arrest of a fugitive Saudi militant in the Nov. 19 attack on Iran's embassy in the Lebanese capital reflect the escalating spillover of a proxy war in Syria. Iranian Shiite Muslims and...
  • In Theory: When religion comes into conflict with work

    British department store Marks & Spencer has apologized after a Muslim sales assistant refused to sell a customer a bottle of alcohol. The customer, who hasn't been named, said, “I had one bottle of champagne, and the lady, who was wearing a...
  • Stop coddling Egypt's military

    Stop coddling Egypt's military
    It's increasingly evident that the military rulers of Egypt are determined to intimidate and silence their political opponents, whether they are members of the Muslim Brotherhood or secular Egyptians who believe the generals are betraying the spirit of...
  • Rebels battle Al Qaeda-linked fellow rebels in northern Syria

    Rebels battle Al Qaeda-linked fellow rebels in northern Syria
    AMMAN, Jordan -- Clashes erupted Friday between groups nominally united in their opposition to the Syrian government, with rebel fighters in the north attacking an Al Qaeda-linked group that has increasingly fought against them. The combat comes as...
  • Letters: Pro and con on the Israel boycott

    Re "A repugnant boycott," Opinion, Dec. 23 In criticizing the American Studies Assn.'s academic boycott of Israel, Michael S. Roth asks: Why start with Israel? We have to start somewhere, so why not with the largest recipient of U.S. aid? Roth's...
  • Syria fighting between rebels and Al Qaeda-linked group spreads

    AMMAN, Jordan – Clashes spread Saturday between groups nominally united against the Syrian government as mainstream rebels attempted to expel an Al Qaeda-linked group from opposition areas. Rebels and fighters with the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic...
  • Senior Al Qaeda leader dies in custody in Lebanon

    AMMAN, Jordan -- A senior Al Qaeda leader died in Lebanese custody Saturday, days after he was captured by the army. Majid Majid, the head of the Al Qaeda-aligned Abudullah Azzam Brigades, a Sunni militia with factions in Lebanon and on the Arabian...