Just as his life had been a flashpoint of contention, Osama bin Laden’s death has incited fresh disputes about whether his burial at sea was done in accordance with Islamic law. Critics, from Islamic scholars to 9/11 survivors, have censured the Obama administration’s decision to swiftly bury Mr. bin Laden's body at sea. The White House insisted Monday that the burial was performed with respect to Islamic custom and that the administration had consulted with Islamic experts and decided beforehand how to handle bin Laden’s body. Here’s a closer look at Islamic burial practices and whether bin Laden’s body was handled in accordance with Islamic law.
The late Muslim militant Osama bin Laden speaks to reporters in the mountains of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan in 1998.
King Abdullah returned home today to a Saudi Arabia seemingly moored in the eye of the storm howling from Libya to Bahrain. But reformers are intensifying calls for political change.
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is due to return tomorrow after three months away to a country where reformers inspired by Egypt are calling for greater transparency and equality.
Gober, an elderly female Sumatran orangutan who is blind in both eyes due to cataracts, lies down with her twin babies at a rehabilitation center in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The twins were born on Jan. 21, from two blind parents.
Cyberattacks sent MasterCard's website into a tailspin. The page has been up-again, down-again as hackers stage a cyberattack protest in support of WikiLeaks.
World Space Week: This week, organizations across the globe celebrate the 11th annual World Space Week, which highlights the contributions of space science and technology to life on Earth.
An interview with Zoë Ferraris, author of "Finding Nouf" and "City of Veils"
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls a time-out during a multi-part question from an Indian journalist, as India's Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna smiles during their news conference at the US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington in 2012.
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