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CAIRO -- A car bomb exploded at the French Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, on Tuesday, injuring three people and raising the specter that Islamist militants were seeking retribution for France’s military strikes against extremists in the West African...
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Muammar Gaddafi, Explosions, NATO, France
No other genre has benefited more from EDM’s current notch on the cultural landscape than urban pop. The global, four-on-the-floor Europop that dance DJs used to become superstars first circled the genre, then sunk its claws in deep thanks to...
Tags: Dance, Calvin Harris, Ne-Yo, Disc Jockeys, Arts and Culture
Sometimes even the most devoted ravers outgrow their fairy wings and neon bikinis. The 160,000 people expected to attend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the next two weekends will find a new electronic music tent with the kind of...
Tags: Electronics, AEG, Disc Jockeys, Science and Technology, Music
An ominous and gripping score diffused through the theatre as light passing through prison bars was reflected on the curtain. As the curtain rose and the lights dimmed, one was, all at once, thrust into the world of the Louisiana State Penitentiary’...
Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...
Tags: Africa, Rebellions, Energy Resources, Algeria, Mali
Nearly a year after a Moroccan teen took her life after being wed to her rapist, the country is poised to change a law allowing "seducers" to escape prosecution by marrying their victims. Rights activists were heartened by Justice Minister Mustapha...
I was shocked and saddened to learn that two homeless people died alone on a frigid night last week in Costa Mesa ("2 homeless people found dead," Jan. 16). Every person deserves dignity. Every person deserves help. It prompted me to research Costa Mesa'...
Morocco dropped by. I wasn't expecting a North African kingdom, but company is always welcome. Especially such charming company — those cinnamon-warm spices, those lush stews and that habit of pressing savory against sweet. Intoxicating. And no...
Tunisian political leaders tapped a new prime minister Friday, choosing the head of a crucial and controversial ministry to form a new government for the divided North African nation. Ali Larayedh steps into the role at a tense time for Tunisia....
A deadly hostage-taking at an Algerian gas complex and an armed international confrontation in Mali herald the opening of another front in the global war on terrorism and serve as stark reminders that Al Qaeda retains the power to inflict death and...
Tags: Africa, Algeria, Armed Forces, Mali, France
SLS Las Vegas, a trendy resort to be built on the grounds of the former Sahara, is scheduled to open in fall 2014 and promises to bring several Southern California clubs and restaurants to the Nevada desert. The former Sahara has been surrounded by...
Tags: Los Angeles Hotels, Media Industry
St. Valentine's Day is a strange, mixed-up holiday. For one thing, hardly anyone refers to it as St. Valentine's Day, but that is because we live in a secular world where the foundation of faith has been worn away by the eroding pressure of commercial...
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