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  • Turkey's former military chief sentenced to life in prison

    Turkey's former military chief sentenced to life in prison
    ANTAKYA, Turkey--Turkey’s former military chief was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, convicted along with many others of trying to overthrow the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Retired Gen. Ilker Basbug was the...
  • Egypt crisis: U.S. envoy meets with jailed Muslim Brotherhood leader

    CAIRO -- International efforts to resolve Egypt’s political crisis have intensified, including a prison meeting early Monday between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who faces murder charges...
  • Protests, resignations, a flu outbreak: Tough times for Peru's leader

    LIMA, Peru -- Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it rarely is for Peru’s presidents. But Ollanta Humala, who recently completed his second year in office, is facing an unusual array of challenges, including protests, cabinet resignations and...
  • Egyptian security forces move in on protests; deaths reported

    Egyptian security forces move in on protests; deaths reported
    CAIRO -- Egyptian security forces firing tear gas moved early Wednesday to break up anti-government protests as supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi fired slingshots and hurled rocks at advancing police while military helicopters skimmed the...
  • World leaders condemn Egypt violence; Islamists back showdown

    World leaders condemn Egypt violence; Islamists back showdown
    World leaders Wednesday denounced the violence unleashed by Egyptian security forces to disperse Islamist protesters in Cairo. But Muslim Brotherhood allies of the demonstrators applauded their defiance as important in the quest for Muslim power...
  • Obama is out of step in Egypt again

    Obama is out of step in Egypt again
    After the bloody crackdown on protesters in Egypt on Wednesday, Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel peace laureate who had served as vice president and lent a civilian face to what can now only be described as a military dictatorship, resigned in protest. "It...
  • Towson author writes a history of conspiracy theories in America

    Towson author writes a history of conspiracy theories in America
    As Jesse Walker sees it, the Land of the Free is rife with paranoid theories about everyone and everything. We always have been a nation that seeks out subversives lurking in the amber waves of grain. And we always will be, though the Towson author says...
  • Punishing Syria

    Punishing Syria
    When a government viciously attacks its own citizens with weapons of mass destruction, killing or injuring hundreds of innocent men, women and children, its actions represent a violation of long-established international norms that the world cannot...
  • Mohamed Morsi to stand trial in deaths of Egyptian protesters

    Mohamed Morsi to stand trial in deaths of Egyptian protesters
    CAIRO -- Egyptian prosecutors Sunday ordered deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to stand trial on murder-related charges, stepping up the military-backed government’s purge of the Muslim Brotherhood amid weeks of unrest that have deeply...
  • Syrian-American writer finds voice with help from famous novelist

    Syrian-American writer finds voice with help from famous novelist
    I had two New Year's resolutions in 2011: to read Leo Tolstoy's “Anna Karenina” and Marcel Proust's “In Search of Lost Time.” “Anna” was completed by Jan. 25 — just when our lives turned into a 24-hour TV marathon...
  • Activists protest outside Wells Fargo executive's San Marino home

    Activists protest outside Wells Fargo executive's San Marino home
    About 70 anti-foreclosure activists gathered Saturday afternoon outside the San Marino home of Wells Fargo Chief Financial Officer Tim Sloan, testing a city law against political protest in residential areas that was enacted after a previous demonstration...