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  • Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins

    Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins
    MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below. "If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a...
  • Review: In 'Dancing in Jaffa,' steps toward understanding

    Review: In 'Dancing in Jaffa,' steps toward understanding
    Grass roots Middle East diplomacy takes the unlikely form of rumba lessons in "Dancing in Jaffa," a documentary that doesn't force-feed its message of hope but genuinely earns it. Director Hilla Medalia follows Palestine-born, U.S.-based dance...
  • Teen terror 'soldier' linked to Jihad Jane gets 5 years in prison

    A Maryland teenager who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Islamic terrorists through “Jihad Jane” was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday. Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a 20-year-old Pakistani citizen living legally in Ellicott City, was...
  • Christians gather in Jerusalem to celebrate Good Friday

    Christians gather in Jerusalem to celebrate Good Friday
    JERUSALEM – Thousands of Christian pilgrims from all over the world filled the narrow streets of the Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday to celebrate on the site they believe Jesus was crucified and buried over 2,000 years ago. The pilgrims...
  • 'Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here' examines resisting fundamentalism

     'Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here' examines resisting fundamentalism
    When a relentless pounding shook her family's apartment door in Algiers, Karima Bennoune recalls grabbing a paring knife from the kitchen and hiding. "My father looked at me and rolled his eyes," she writes in the introduction to "Your Fatwa Does Not...
  • The crisis in CAR deserves our attention [Commentary]

    Chances are, unless you have a particular interest in the continent of Africa, you may have never heard of the Central African Republic. Even now you would have to be paying attention to international news for this landlocked country of 4.5 million to...
  • Unrest, Violence Mar Peaceful Season

    You'll be hearing and maybe warbling about sleeping in heavenly peace in the next few days. There is little peace in the corner of the world where Christendom looks to every December to mark the birth of Christ two thousand years ago. It's a bleak time...
  • Corruption scandal, police firings spark renewed unrest in Turkey

    Corruption scandal, police firings spark renewed unrest in Turkey
    A new wave of street protests has flared in Istanbul following the arrest on graft charges of two dozen banking figures with close ties to the Turkish government. The raid on those suspected of corruption prompted Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
  • We need your prayers this season, Pope Francis

    Christmas this year seems more the occasion of religious war than of the peace to which the greeting cards routinely allude. Peace talks, such as the "5 plus 1" talks seeking reconciliation with Iran to eliminate the threat of war from or against that...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group says it bombed Egypt police headquarters

    CAIRO -- An Al Qaeda-inspired group that until now had concentrated its attacks in the restive Sinai peninsula claimed responsibility on Wednesday for the bombing of a security headquarters in northern Egypt a day earlier that killed at least 15 people....
  • 'Homeland' recap: CIA silences Carrie; Fara links bombing to Iran

    'Homeland' recap: CIA silences Carrie; Fara links bombing to Iran
    Off her meds and off to reveal the truth about the deadly bombing at CIA headquarters, bipolar case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) finds herself isolated and institutionalized in Episode 302 ("Uh... Oh... Ah...") of Showtime's "Homeland."...