The Chile mine collapse, which has trapped 33 miners underground, occurred at a site where a 2007 explosion killed two people. Aid for the men is being delivered through bore holes.
China's traffic jam, which has lasted a full 10 days and is expected to last weeks, is being blamed on highway roadwork, compounded by minor accidents and a few breakdowns. But the real culprit? Coal.
Independents may play a key role in forming a functioning government after Australia's election ended Saturday without a clear winner.
A suicide bombing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, left at least 32 people dead. Six of the victims were members of the embattled Somali parliament, and the government blamed the Al Qaeda-linked insurgent group, Al Shabab.
After the militant group Al Shabab proclaimed a new war against 'invaders,' unidentified militants stormed a hotel in Mogadishu and killed at least 31 people in today's Somalia terror attack.
President Zardari announces that the country could take three years to recover from the Pakistan floods. Politicians have been notably absent in Pakistan recently.
Daisy Khan, wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, spoke to the Monitor in 2006 about her efforts to bring women's perspectives into Islamic law, particularly on issues such as domestic violence and divorce.
Hong Kong officials were critical of the handling of a deadly Manila hostage crisis that ended with the deaths of eight Chinese tourists in the Philippines. Hong Kong issues a black alert, its strongest warning, for Chinese tourists.
While many countries in the Middle East and North Africa bicker over water rights, Libya has tapped into an aquifer of 'fossil water' to change its topography – turning sand into soil. The 26-year, $20 billion project is nearly finished.
Kurdish forces are receiving instruction at the Iraqi Army’s training center in what officials call a breakthrough aimed at easing tensions and securing Iraq's vulnerable border with Iran.
Up and down the capital of Santiago, drivers honked their horns as news emerged that the 33 trapped Chile miners remain alive. Helping the miners persevere mentally may now be the greatest task, as rescue efforts could stretch to Christmas.
Wyclef Jean is appealing an election commission's decision to bar him from running for Haiti president. Support runs high among youths like Rockson Elian, unemployed since the Jan. 12 earthquake.
North Korea's floods have received a flurry of media attention that appears aimed at burnishing the crisis-management skills of 'dear leader' Kim Jong-il – and bolstering his son's prestige as Kim's eventual successor.
After writing a book critical of the Singapore court system, British journalist Alan Shadrake may face a fine and prison time. 'The more they do to me, it proves what I say in the book,' he tells the Monitor.
A war crimes museum in northeastern Afghanistan documents the past three decades of atrocities. But it displays little about perpetrators who remain influential today.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that a peace treaty with the Palestinians would be possible once direct talks start next week.
Australia’s election is set to result in the first hung parliament for 70 years after all the counting in several closely fought seats concludes later this week. The two major parties are in talks with smaller parties.
Iran's Bushehr plant will be ready to start producing nuclear power in early September after engineers began loading fuel rods into a reactor at the Russian-built factory on Saturday.
Laura Dekker set sail from Portugal Saturday in a bid to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe.