Mumbai police are on the lookout for four men, allegedly Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, who have entered the city and are suspected of plotting a terror attack.
Festivus, the holiday introduced on a "Seinfeld" episode 13 years ago, is being marked around the world today, especially by the twittering classes who turned the made-up celebration into a top Twitter trend.
Some say that African Union troops are succeeding at pushing back Somalia's rebel movement, Al Shabab, but news reports make it unclear whether that's really the case.
The latest installment the Monitor's year-long series on how a Congolese refugee boy adjusts to US life is a perfect 'warm-fuzzy story for the holidays,' writes correspondent Jina Moore.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir recently said that if mostly-Christian South Sudan votes to secede in a Jan. 9 referendum, the predominantly Muslim north will begin adhering more strictly to sharia law.
The Russian and British relationship had been enjoying a warming trend. But Britain expelled a Russian diplomat earlier this month and Russia responded in kind yesterday.
London's Heathrow Airport, one of the world's busiest, is getting back on its feet after winter storms led to massive delays and left more than 100,000 travelers stranded. Even though flights are resuming, the backlog means that it will be at least another day before the flight schedule returns to normal. Finger-pointing for the delays abound and the chief executive of BAA, the company that operates Heathrow, said he will not take his annual bonus due to the mess. Is he to blame? What else could be the cause?