There are reasons – political, strategic and economic – to be hopeful the FARC's offer to end kidnapping may be genuine, writes guest blogger Steven Dudley.
... and a reminder of the risks to everyone when reporters go to war zones.
No word yet on whether she looked in its mouth.
Seeing the big picture can have a calming effect when it comes to world news.
Mountain Hazelnut Venture is planting trees, paying fair wages, and supplying customers in a triple win for corporate social responsibility.
Following yesterday's reports of the Syrian government's massacre of civilians seeking to flee the assault on Homs, a large armored column appears to be closing on the city.
Follow-up on a Monitor cover story: A local activist is arrested days before a planned confrontation with a Mexican wind power company.