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.
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.
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.
General David Petraeus, the top commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said the Afghan Taliban's momentum has been reversed in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar, as well as near Kabul.
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.
At South Africa's conservative Stellenbosch University, social-networking sites have lit up with comment since the student newspaper published a photo of a gay couple participating in a heterosexual 'kiss-a-thon.'