Reminders that the Bush administration collaborated with Libya's Qaddafi regime on the detention and interrogation of Islamists makes some afraid. They shouldn't be.
Bhutan's version of American Idol, called "Druk Superstar," stands out for being a locally produced program in a country whose airwaves are dominated by regional productions.
For the second year in a row, the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge topped America’s Harvard University in the annual QS ranking of the world’s top universities. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK-based higher education consulting firm, released its much-anticipated list of the top 300 today. Academic reputation – a subjective assessment – accounts for 40 percent of the score that determines where schools end up on the rankings. You can get a closer look at the methodology here. This year’s top 10 dropped American universities Princeton and California Institute of Technology in favor of two other leading US schools. You can check out last year’s top 10 here and explore why QS’s rankings caused such a stir.
A preliminary investigation into an alleged UN attack shows no evidence of rape by Uruguay peacekeepers, but the accusation has gripped Haiti and is another blow to the UN mission.
UN Secretary-General Ban expressed frustration about the lack of unity among UN members on how best to deal with Syria's brutal crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising.
The New Yorker's Sept. 11 coverage is a keeper, while the Globe and Mail's reporting from a Somalia famine victims' camp introduces you to one family's tragic trek toward safety. The Monitor explains how the US allegedly sent Libyan Al Qaeda suspects back to Tripoli, knowing they'd be tortured.
The possible arms sales to Qaddafi, detailed in a Libyan government document, would violate UN sanctions. If true, the report would threaten China's standing with Libya's National Transitional Council.
The Western intelligence agencies used Qaddafi's regime to interrogate suspected militants and aided in tracking down Libyan rebels, including a top rebel military official, according to papers found in a Tripoli office.
No one has taken much notice of the report. But as the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches, it's an important reminder of the failure of Al Qaeda and of the scars that will shape Iraq for decades.