| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:10 PM
When rancorous protests over illegal immigration erupted in Murrieta this week, forcing the retreat of buses carrying women and children who had entered the nation illegally, they pushed to the forefront a onetime potent political issue in California that...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Two weeks ago, Matthew Prince, the chief executive of San Francisco tech company CloudFlare, had no clue that people in Hong Kong were preparing to hold a controversial online referendum on democratic reforms.
By Thursday night, half a world away from...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
For many years, Zahi Hawass has been the living face of ancient Egypt, an ambassador for long-dead Pharaohs who uses his high-wattage personality, telegenic showmanship and knack for wading confidently into controversy to preserve both their star power...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:49 PM
As the Obama administration seeks $500 million in additional aid for Syrian rebels, a leading figure of the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition coalition has ordered the disbanding and complete restructuring of the group's military wing.
The shake-up is...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:58 AM
The major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition coalition has voided its prime minister’s decision to disband the group’s military command structure and fire its top general.
The reversal reflects the deep divisions, clashing rivalries and...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
He is regarded as one of the most powerful militants in the world, a former Islamist preacher who evolved into a global jihad warrior now threatening to rewrite the map of the Middle East.
Yet Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State of Iraq and...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:56 AM
After the Greece-Japan World Cup match here Thursday night, groups of Japanese fans wandered outside the stadium for awhile, asking around for the location of public transportation back to a city center that does not exist. Eventually, they found a taxi...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Thailand's Peace and Order Maintaining Command (POMC), which has controlled the country since Thursday's military coup, has allowed TV channels to restart broadcasting more or less as normal. But the Internet and other sections of the media remain under...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 6:26 PM
This may be the most ho-hum statewide election ever held in California. But there couldn't be more at stake for ailing Republicans. They're teetering on life or death.
Does the state GOP begin the lengthy road back to recovery? Or does it fall into...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Even after the Chinese army moved into Tiananmen Square on the night of June 3rd 1989, and cleared it of the detritus left by the students who had occupied it for most of the previous seven weeks, it was several days before observers were certain who...
| May 19, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Thailand’s army declared martial law early Tuesday “to restore peace and order” after months of antigovernment protests, but stressed that a military coup was not underway.
Soldiers entered several private television stations in...