In a sign of the growing political ambitions of the Russian Orthodox Church, a top official wants a national dress code for men and women. It would forbid men from wearing T-shirts or track suits in public. Islamic groups have come out in support of the idea.
Fearing violence, more than 30,000 people have fled Ivory Coast for Liberia, which is scrambling to help them. Nearly two-thirds of the refugees are children and more than half are female.
The overwhelming vote for independence in South Sudan's referendum could help unify the South Sudanese as they begin the process of nation building.
Ousted ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide said he desires to return to Haiti 'today, tomorrow, at any time.' 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, meanwhile, faces more criminal charges.
Hezbollah denies any role in Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's killing and forced the collapse of the government last week when Prime Minister Saad Hariri — the son of the slain leader — refused to renounce the tribunal and pull Lebanon's funding for the court.
Outside the posh hotel where Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has lodged since unexpectedly returning to Haiti on Jan. 16, supporters of the former dictator have gathered in a show of support, some of them yelling: “The revolution is going to start!” They seemed drawn by nostalgia and embellished memories of the Duvalier era, which lasted for nearly 30 years. “Baby Doc” Duvalier became the successor to the regime in 1971 when at the age of 19 he took over from his father, "Papa Doc" François Duvalier (indeed, he started off as a physician). As the following five slides attest, Baby Doc's infamy precedes him.
The test, which revealed problems with several missiles, is considered a warning to China and a signal to the US that Taiwan still needs military assistance.
Chinese President Hu Jintao, at a joint press conference on his state visit to Washington, said that “a lot still needs to be done in China in terms of human rights.” But Hu did not mean what you might think he means.
Can members of the party that served ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abdine Ben Ali hang on?
The Monitor's correspondent describes getting mobbed as she pulled out her notebook and witnessing a scuffle at the home of Mohamed Bouazizi, whose self-immolation sparked Tunisia's uprising.
Questions are cropping up about the appropriateness of calling Tunisia's uprising the "Jasmine Revolution" – stemming from the fact that the term has been used in reference to Syria in 2005 and even the path that brought ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali to power. But the moniker could stick, at least partially because it's become a tradition of sorts to name the revolutions of the 2000s after colors and flowers and even household items. Here's an overview of some of the popular revolutions – and their nicknames – that preceded Tunisia's ... whatever you want to call it:
An exhaustive Sports Illustrated investigation published today is the latest attempt to dig up dirt on Lance Armstrong. The online preview offers tidbits, but fails to provide the smoking gun many have long sought.
Did 'Baby Doc' Jean-Claude Duvalier unexpectedly return to merely 'see his family,' as his lawyer maintains? Or was it a maneuver to finagle $6.2 million from his frozen Swiss account?
Guest blogger Laura Seay expresses doubts about the potential for 'naming and shaming' to convince companies to eliminate Congo's conflict minerals from their supply chain.
Congolese President Joseph Kabila altered Congo's election laws, eliminating the run-off system and allowing the candidate with a plurality to claim the presidency.
A decade ago, it would have been unthinkable for major British companies to send their legal work overseas. But often, Indian lawyers can do the work at an eighth the cost.