| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened.
That surreal situation has been playing out over the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Another day, another opposition group to the All Aboard Florida rail project?
I've been writing about some of the organized groups that have formed to thwart the Miami-to-Orlando train service planned for the FEC rail tracks that runs along the dense...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Here's the column I wrote for today's Palm Beach edition, about my recent sitdown with All Aboard Florida officials who are fighting growing organized opposition, along with what they say are unfounded fears and misconceptions:
The folks from All Aboard...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria.