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The quest for a repeat gold medal came to a halt Wednesday for the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team. Defending champion Team USA was eliminated from medal contention by Italy, which scored a 28-26, 25-20, 25-20 quarterfinal round victory at Earls Court...
Tags: Italy, Russia, Awards and Prizes, Brazil, Germany
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syria's defected prime minister said Tuesday that Bashar Assad's regime was near collapse and urged other political and military leaders to tip the scales and join the rebel side. "The regime is on the verge of collapse morally...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND -- Menna, 20, paid no attention to politics until the Egyptian revolution started on Jan. 25, 2011. "We never imagined the president would be overthrown," said the young medical student, who lives in Sohag, a city about 240 miles from Cairo,...
Brian Thornton and David Smith, both former UC Irvine standouts, have been named to the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team, pending approval from the U.S. Olympic Committee. Upon approval, Thornton and Smith along with the rest of the nominated team...
Is Islam compatible with democracy? Beginning last year, the democratically inspired “Arab Spring” movements have toppled repressive regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. As democratic elections begin in these and other countries, however,...
World NowCAIRO -- A tense Egypt began voting Saturday in the runoff to choose a new president amid a tightening military grip and fears that the result will not lift the nation from decades of authoritarian rule. The choice is stark, if unsettling: Muslim...
World NowLeila ben Ali, wife of deposed Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali, gave a measured apology for any “mistakes” she may have committed and admitted Tunisians were denied political freedoms under her husband’s 23-year rule in her...
Every few months, commentators find a new grand strategy that animates Barack Obama. First he was the antiwar candidate, because his rise in the Democratic primaries had much to do with his early and consistent opposition to the Iraq war. But even some on...
Tags: Iraq, China, Fareed Zakaria, Russia, George H.W. Bush
Special to the Los Angeles TimesRock the Casbah Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World Robin Wright Simon & Schuster: 320 pp., $26.99 It might seem odd to appropriate the title of a song from an English punk band for a book of in-depth reporting about the evolving political...
Signs of movement toward renewed cooperation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have Israeli officials on edge. Israel considers Hamas a terrorist organization committed to its destruction and has shunned negotiations. In the wake of...
Tags: National Government, Government, Elections, Egypt, West Bank
World NowUpping the chances of a new election next month, Greece’s conservative leader Antonis Samaras said Monday he had failed to find a coalition partner to form a new government....
World NowWhen Nebil Karoui chose to air “Persepolis” on his Tunisian channel Nessma, he thought it was “a nonevent.” Now the television station owner is ringing himself with bodyguards and fighting the courts, terrified that the religious...
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