Former Sen. John Edwards poses in his North Moore High School Mustangs varsity football team uniform during his senior year in Robbins, N.C., in 1970.
Gen. Ali Moshen al-Ahmar, a top military leader who defected in March, has backed the powerful Hashid tribal confederation with 1,000 troops of his own.
"Follow your bliss." "You can be whatever you want to be." "Never give up." Google reveals those three platitudes to be the ones most often spoken at commencements, according to Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine. Many speakers, however – including Mr. Stengel – offered more insightful advice to college graduates this spring. Here are the Monitor's hand-picked highlights from the 2011 season.
The fact that Taliban militants were able to penetrate a Pakistani naval base deepens concerns about the military's competence and ability to protect the country's nuclear arsenal.
Even as America’s middle class plateaus, says author and CNN host Fareed Zakaria, emerging nations are celebrating a confident new class of consumers.
The International Monetary Fund’s managing director has traditionally been a European male, often a Frenchman. But with Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s resignation amid sexual assault charges, the job is available. A woman is among the leading candidates, and contenders from emerging markets may vie for the top spot. Here’s a look at the possibilities.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack avenging bin Laden's death today. But local police doubt that the Taliban was directly involved, or that revenge was the main motive.
A drug used to mitigate internal bleeding in racehorses is misused as a performance enhancer in US contests, critics say. Though not in time for Kentucky Derby 2011, moves are afoot to ban race-day injections.