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  • Katherine Jackson on Oprah: Children coping with father's death

    Katherine Jackson on Oprah: Children coping with father's death

    Katherine Jackson said that Blanket, whose given name is Prince Michael Jackson II, is shy but now wants to attend school next year, when he'll be in fourth grade.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/28

    One of five members of the Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parachute team jumps into the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex which is celebrating Air Force Week. The Air Force Week program offers men and women of the United States Air Force the unique opportunity to share their experiences with members of the local community.

  • Why Bahrain's Shiite majority is restless despite election gains

    Why Bahrain's Shiite majority is restless despite election gains

    Bahrain's Shiite majority now holds 18 of 40 seats in parliament. But Shiites are increasingly upset with the Sunni monarchy, which arrested 23 dissidents in the run-up to this week's election.

  • Eyeing Iran, US details $60 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

    Terrorism & Security Eyeing Iran, US details $60 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

    Israel is unlikely to object to the arms sale of up to 84 new F-15s and 1,000 'bunker-buster bombs' to Saudi Arabia that analysts say is meant to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East.

  • How arms deals are shaping the Mideast

    How arms deals are shaping the Mideast

    A record U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia is part of an effort to put pressure on Iran, partly by strengthening alliances with oil-rich neighbors also concerned by Iran's rise.

  • 11 countries speaking out against Koran burning in Florida

    11 countries speaking out against Koran burning in Florida

    More than 10 countries have now condemned a Florida pastor's plan to burn the Koran in commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks of nine years ago. As noted in the Monitor article Why the planned Koran burning causes outrage and alarm, "Muslims see it as the uninterrupted, unchangeable, and eternal word of God. Burning the Koran is akin to directly burning the word of God." Here is what leaders are saying worldwide.

  • The glittering Gulf states' dark labor secret

    The glittering Gulf states' dark labor secret

    Foreign workers fuel the continued rise of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, while working for low wages and in miserable conditions.

  • Is ground zero mosque imam best choice for diplomatic mission to Mideast?

    The State Department plans to send Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the controversial ground zero mosque, to the Middle East as part of a public diplomacy mission to explain how Islam is perceived in America. Critics are complaining the imam is too 'radical' to represent the US.

  • In Pictures Scenes of Ramadan

    A Palestinian child plays with fireworks on the first day of Ramadan at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on Aug. 11. During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking from sunrise to sunset.

  • Iran: Mass graves dug for US troops to prepare for invasion

    Iran: Mass graves dug for US troops to prepare for invasion

    Iran mass graves have been dug for US troops if they attack, a former Revolutionary Guard commander has said.