Muslims around the world will begin celebrating Ramadan today. Throughout the month-long holiday, they will fast from dawn to dusk. Ramadan is happening at the heart of summer this year, posing a greater challenge than normal for those observing the fast.
US officials are planning to hold talks with Saudi Arabia next week over a potential civilian nuclear pact. But Israeli concerns and Saudi Arabia's rivalry with Iran could complicate matters.
The first UN plane in two years is scheduled to go into the Somali capital's airport Wednesday carrying food aid. Some 3.7 million people in Somalia alone need help.
An international poll shows that the world thinks the No. 1 superpower is losing its cape to China. Debt politics only reinforce this view. But all is not lost. Remember de Tocqueville.
As part of a preemptive move to avoid major protests, Saudi rulers have tried to tackle domestic unemployment by trimming the number of foreign workers in the country where more than 1.3 million Filipinos live and work.
Pakistan has responded to US demands to rout militants from the mountainous border with Afghanistan. Now Pakistan's gains are now being undermined by Taliban attacks.
But Syria's opposition in exile met in Istanbul anyway, electing what it called a National Salvation Council this weekend.
The record price of gold and the universal obsession with the sparkling metal make it a parallel global power.
The sentences, issued by Bahrain's military tribunal, call into question talks between the government and opposition that were due to start July 1.