A spokesman for Mir Hossein Mousavi, the former presidential candidate and Iran Green Movement leader, charged that the murder of Mousavi's nephew on Sunday was a targeted assassination designed to send a message to the political reformist.
The religious background and motivations of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian national accused of trying to blow up Northwest Airlines flight 253, are still unclear. But experts say his time in London may have helped fuel a militant world view.
Palestinian women are using skin whitening treatments as popular media are reasserting a 'fair-is-beautiful' bid. But the message is not new and can be found even in old Arabic poetry.
The Healing the Wounds of War (HWW) program trains Gazans to use alternative nonmedical techniques to cope with stress from last year's Gaza war.
Signs of a thaw between Russia and Georgia include the reopening of one border post on the major Caucasus highway and a possible move to resume direct air links. Relations between Russia and Georgia behave been in a freeze since last year's war over breakaway Georgian territories.
Following Iran clashes on Sunday between Green Movement supporters and Iranian security forces left at least 10 people dead, reformists say hundreds of supporters have been arrested. Now supporters of change are speculating about what comes next.
Nigerian terror attack suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attended a British school in West Africa and then studied in London. He had been estranged from his family before the attack.
Yemen is allegedly becoming a hub for Al Qaeda militants and is garnering increased US military support. A Nigerian national who attempted to bomb a Northwest passenger flight on Christmas claimed ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen.
The Chrismas Day sentencing of literary critic Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison has drawn unusually strong criticism from Western governments, but some experts say that may only result in China taking a harder line.
Nigerian Information Minister Dora Akunyili told reporters Sunday that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab passed through Nigeria for only one day before attempting to blow up a Northwest flight headed for Detroit via Amsterdam.
On the eve of the anniversary of the Gaza war, Israeli forces killed three suspected Palestinian militants accused of being responsible for the killing of an Israeli motorist. The suspected militants were once Israeli prisoners, authorities say.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab – the terror suspect who allegedly tried to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day – hails from Nigeria in West Africa. The Monitor takes a look at how the fight against Al Qaeda is going in the region.
Increasingly vocal opposition groups are now calling for an end to the Islamic Republic after a weekend of violent clashes during the Shiite holiday of Ashura.
Airline passengers across Europe faced body searches and new limits on hand luggage. Authorities say that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab of Nigeria flew from Lagos to Amsterdam before boarding Northwest Airlines Flight 253 for Detroit.
The Nigerian man arrested Friday for trying to destroy Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Umar Farouk Abdul Mattallab, is being investigated by London authorities. He reportedly had an apartment there, and had been an engineering student at University College London.
In Argentina, and elsewhere in Latin America, victims of brutal dictatorships are finally getting their day in court. But by trying former officials who were given amnesty, are nations reopening old political wounds?
Mexico joins countries as far away as Lebanon and India with its female-only pink taxis that provide smoother and safer transport for female commuters, as more women join the workforce.
Yemen said it killed more than two dozen suspected Al Qaeda militants reportedly meeting at the residence of Anwar al Aulaqi, a Yemeni-American who was in contact with the suspected Fort Hood shooter.
The first of 5,000 new off-road US Army vehicles arrived in Afghanistan this week. Custom made for the mountainous terrain, the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle is lighter, and considered safer, than Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) used in Iraq.
The government resolved a two-decade conflict over how to share the nation’s revenue. Redistributing wealth – even by a few percentage points – is a first step toward easing the hostilities that have fueled bloody insurgencies and stalled important energy projects.