Topic: Middle East
Uncovering some gems in an uneven year at the movies.
12/23/2009 10:54 am
Guillaume Saladin left his career as a professional acrobat to help young Inuits in northern Canada form Artcirq, their own performing troupe.
12/22/2009 11:02 am
The Obama administration's announcement Sunday that 12 Guantánamo detainees would be sent to other countries followed news that some detainees would be transferred to an Illinois facility. The president set a Jan. 22, 2010 deadline for closing the Guantánamo Bay prison, but seems unlikely to meet it.
12/21/2009 07:32 pm
Even after the passing of this most respected Islamic scholar, the idea of Montazeri that the legitimacy of leaders comes the people will continue to fuel protests in Iran.
12/21/2009 10:39 am
The majority of the world – seven in 10 – lives in countries with high restrictions on religious freedom, according to a newly released Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life report.
12/18/2009 12:53 pm
The Pentagon will simulate an Iran missile attack with an ICBM in January, addressing a threat that is as yet hypothetical. Iran tested a medium-range Sajjil-2 missile Wednesday.
12/17/2009 08:03 am
Some say the PLO's move Wednesday to allow Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to stay in office beyond January was aimed at salvaging the PLO's legitimacy. Hamas rejects the extension.
12/16/2009 04:45 pm
President Obama will appear on a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) holiday program this Saturday night.
12/16/2009 02:34 pm
Iran test-launched its powerful Sajjil-2 missile on Wednesday. The Iranian missile has the range to reach Israel and parts of Europe and a drew a sharp response from the US and and other Western powers, who say it increases their doubts about the Islamic Republic's intentions and hardens their resolve on sanctions.
12/16/2009 12:48 pm
Iran’s snub of US overtures for engagement -- such as its test of the Sajjil-2 missile -- give Obama the moral high ground for tougher economic sanctions.
12/16/2009 11:58 am