Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 00:00
Hundreds of troops and federal police officers have been deployed to the region, but in some cases they have been reluctant to get too involved in the escalating conflict.
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 07:50
Land grievances have spawned militias and fueled ethnic violence, exacerbating the instability in a region far removed from the government in the west.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 00:00
Five high school students waiting for a bus were killed Wednesday when a pickup truck being chased by Mexican army forces careened out of control and plowed into them in the violent northern border city of Reynosa.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 08:02
He was described as a member of the militant group Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, or Partisans of Jerusalem, which boasts that it is a Sinai affiliate of Al Qaeda.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 07:23
Preliminary findings indicate that the shooting was "an individual action by a soldier" against operation rules, Maj. Gen. Paolo Serra, head of the U.N. force, said in a statement.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 00:00
The gangs charge what residents call a war tax, extorted from homes and businesses, down to the smallest fruit vendor. You don't pay, you get out. And if you don't go, you get killed.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 00:00
U.S.-funded anti-coca spraying in Colombia has been suspended indefinitely in the aftermath of the shooting down, apparently by leftist rebels, of two spray planes and the death of one of the American pilots.
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 06:29
But they have this in common: They are being targeted by one of the most sustained and determined campaigns against dissent in modern Egyptian history, surpassing even the police-state excesses of the Mubarak years.
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 00:00
Bachelet promised during the campaign to rewrite the constitution, reform the tax code and overhaul the education system. She also promised to give indigenous citizens more say.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 08:35
A United Nations report released Thursday concluded that chemical weapons probably were deployed on several occasions in Syria, the most convincing evidence coming from the Aug. 21 attacks outside Damascus that left hundreds dead.