Historian and theologian Martin Marty considers Christianity throughout time and across boundaries.
Al-Masri's new Palestine Forum reflects public desire to reconcile Hamas and Fatah.
U.S. Secretary of State Rice visits Asia to boost the six-party deal, N.Y. Philharmonic plays in Pyongyang.
Washington contends that allowing ex-Baathists back into the fold is key to undercutting the insurgency.
Supporters of both pro-Western factions and Hezbollah militants honored their respective slain leaders.