| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band.
"People sometimes think we are a musical group...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:46 PM
CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints.
After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide.
It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:45 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian army units ambushed and killed a group of opposition fighters near Damascus, the capital, state media reported Saturday, saying that the group had crossed into the country from neighboring Jordan.
The rebels, which Syria’s...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:33 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Police in Taiwan fired high-pressure water cannons Monday on hundreds of demonstrators who broke into the country's Cabinet compound to protest the liberalization of trade with political rival China, handing the island president one...
| Mar 7, 2014
Silence poisons. The past ensnares. Lives linked by tragedy — time and distance be damned — cannot be untangled.
Such are the bleak messages of "Kinder Than Solitude," the second novel by Yiyun Li, author of "The Vagrants" as well as the...
| Mar 8, 2014
When Emily Parker started writing columns about China and the Internet for the Wall Street Journal in 2004, she was skeptical that fledgling social media sites could make much of an impact.
"I wasn't convinced that the Internet was going to be...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When the women's militia of an Al Qaeda splinter group recently raided a high school in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah, it found a range of violations of its strict interpretation of Islam.
Ten young women were deemed guilty of donning a face veil...
| 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...
| 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...