With violence still a threat, Iraqi Christians observed Easter from behind blast walls that have turned many churches into fortresses, or at home. At St. Joseph's in Baghdad, Monsignor Casha planned to urge parishioners to stay in Iraq and try to rebuild.
New York transit – including the MTA, LIRR, and Metro North – has seen significant delays in the wake of a winter storm that covered rails in as much as two feet of snow.
The Oct. 31 attack on a Baghdad church – the worst in recent memory – has spurred a fresh exodus among Iraq's Christian community, already decimated by the war.
It's fashionable to blame America's economic problems on the financial industry. But the truth is that both Wall Street and Main Street got caught in the bubble mentality.
Iraq film production remains nascent, but two directors are opening the country's first film production center in a bid to lure investors and bring native filmmakers back home.
A new oil industry study says there is as much as $2 trillion in natural gas locked in shale deposits beneath New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. But drilling for it can be fraught with problems, critics say.
Birobidzhan, in the Jewish Autonomous Region of Russia's far east, drew Yiddish-speaking Jews before Stalin turned on it. Refugees are beginning to return from Israel.