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  • Another Republican senator backs Hagel for Pentagon chief

    February 21, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    Chuck Hagel's path to confirmation as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense became more secure on Thursday when Republican Senator Richard Shelby said he would support the nomination.

    Shelby joined almost every other Republican senator a week ago in delaying a vote on...

  • Suffering for Beauty

    By Ilana Angel

    June 29, 2012 | 9:08 am

    I get my eyebrows waxed with regularity.  By regularity of course I mean I never miss an appointment.  I have dragged myself to my waxing lady when I was sick, pregnant, happy, sad, rich or poor. To be clear, it hurts in a profound way, for every single second that it is happening,...

  • Vietnamese Israeli family takes a long trip ‘home’

    By Tom Tugend

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 1977, an Israeli cargo ship nearing Japan spotted a leaking boat crammed with 66 Vietnamese men, women and children out of food and water.
     
    They were among the hundreds of thousands of "boat people," fleeing their war-ravaged country following the end of the Vietnam War. Despite...
  • Does Buddhist Hold Mideast Peace Key?

    By Ruth Mason

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    While news of the Geneva accords hit the headlines, a group of Palestinians and Israelis were trying to make a different kind of peace -- with the help of Buddhists in southern France.

    Thich Nhat Hanh -- Vietnamese Zen master, poet and Nobel Peace Prize nominee -- has been inviting...

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