China executed Briton Akmal Shaikh Tuesday for drug smuggling despite assertions by British officials and the man's family that he was mentally unstable. Shaikh's lawyers said he had been framed.
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.
An Israeli Arab boy dressed up as Santa Claus sits in a cardboard box during a Christmas parade through the town of Nazareth on Christmas Eve, Thursday.
Jane Gardam's sequel to "Old Filth" paints a rich and mature portrait of a decades-long marriage.
A growing number of critics urge Beijing to relax the one-child policy to counter an aging population.
A model in a yellow dress is seen on the runway during China Fashion Week. The bi-annual fashion extravaganza showcases China's fashion houses and their latest collections to buyers all over the world.
After Obama's session with Chinese students, the Monitor's language columnist considers the nuances of town meetings, town-hall meetings, and town-hall-style meetings.
A woman walks past a billboard for Afghanistan's presidential election in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16.
As conglomerate Dubai World delays debt payments, most analysts look for Arab Monetary Fund to step in to avert a crisis in financial markets. That's not likely, though, until Sunday.
In an age of global commerce and culture, boom cities include Shanghai, China, and Mumbai as well as Istanbul, Turkey, and São Paulo, Brazil.