Five years after Egyptian uprising, crisis remains but hopes are gone

Jan 24, 2016

Five years after Egyptian uprising, crisis remains but hopes are gone

Five years after the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak erupted, Egypt has returned to iron-fisted rule by a regime that brutally crushes opponents even as it battles a jihadi-led insurgency. The blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement is the only group to have called for protests ...

Jan 24, 2016

Chronology: Egypt since its revolution five years ago

Key developments in Egypt since the January 2011 uprising that toppled the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak: The revolution On Jan. 25, 2011, massive anti-Mubarak protests erupt after a revolt topples Tunisia’s ruler in what becomes known as the Arab Spring. On Feb. ...

On Sandy Hook anniversary, U.S. activists call for gun restrictions

Dec 15, 2015

On Sandy Hook anniversary, U.S. activists call for gun restrictions

U.S. gun control activists called for expanded background checks for firearms purchasers and for a ban on sales to people on federal watch lists on Monday, in a protest marking the third anniversary of the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Speakers including U.S. ...

Pearl Harbor ceremony unites former U.S. and Japanese pilots

Dec 7, 2015

Pearl Harbor ceremony unites former U.S. and Japanese pilots

Former U.S. airman Jack DeTour, 92, and Japanese fighter pilot Shiro Wakita, 88, sworn enemies during World War II, together poured whiskey from a battered canteen into Pearl Harbor on Sunday to commemorate the 1941 attack on the U.S. naval base. As the sun ...

Oct 4, 2015

Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges

Germany marked a quarter of a century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe’s political heavyweight — and now faces a new challenge in a refugee influx that ...

Nintendo celebrates 30th anniversary of Super Mario

Sep 13, 2015

Nintendo celebrates 30th anniversary of Super Mario

Nintendo on Sunday celebrated the 30th anniversary of Super Mario, one of the best-known characters in video game history, at an event where artists performed his theme music for fans dressed as the hyperactive plumber. Super Mario series creator Shigeru Miyamoto appeared on stage ...

On 9/11 anniversary, kin fear memory of attacks is fading

Sep 12, 2015

On 9/11 anniversary, kin fear memory of attacks is fading

Sept. 11 victims’ relatives marked the anniversary of the terrorist attacks Friday in a subdued gathering at ground zero, saying their determination to commemorate their loss publicly hadn’t dimmed even though 14 years have passed and crowds at the ceremony have thinned. Hundreds of ...