Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of the Gaza blockade flotilla crisis has further isolated Israel in the world and strained relations with Washington. Can a tough nationalist emerge as a statesman?
Alien species, like the chironomid midge, can thrive in icy Antarctic climates and could damage the environment if they were to expand.
Beneath the ice of Antarctica is a vast mountain range that rivals the Alps in its majesty.
Israel's growing isolation – including the global outcry over the May 31 Gaza flotilla raid – strengthens a pessimistic world view, say analysts. Israelis see international criticism as hyperbole linked to centuries of anti-Jewish persecution – and something that can be ignored.
US Sen. Jim Webb canceled his June 3 visit to Burma following a report on the claims of a high-level defector that the junta is mining uranium and working with North Korea to develop a nuclear bomb.
Egypt’s control of the Palestinian 'file' will never be the same again, says former British intelligence operative Alastair Crooke.
The ecoefficient Oslo Opera House, in Norway, Opera House combines open communal public space with waterfront access.
Louvre Museum, Paris, 1911, recovered – In one of the most audacious of crimes, not just art thefts, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was swiped from the gallery, shocking the French nation. Italian officials arrested a Vincenzo Perugia, who was intending to sell it and return it to Italy. He was released after just a few months and viewed as a hero in his home country. The painting returned to the Louvre in 1914.
Bashar Masri is spearheading the first planned Palestinian city, pending Israeli approval. His young team – who order pizza and work through lunch – envision a 21st-century city conscious of its ecological impact and equipped with a fiber-optic network.
AFGHANISTAN: The central-Asian country is the worst place to be a mom, according to Save the Children. Every year, 50 million women in the developing world give birth with no professional help, and Afghan children face a 1 in 4 risk of dying before age 5. Here, an Afghan girl carries a ration from a food distribution program for her mother in Kabul on April 15, 2010. The mother is a victim of a land mine explosion and a war widow.