Although the Congo's Kivu region is well-known for its violence, recent scandals with the government's security forces show that the country's problems go beyond that region.
11/09/2010 04:29 pm
A Foreign Ministry official told the Monitor that a meeting in Brussels will center on whether it is appropriate to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring jailed laureate Liu Xiaobo, and, if so, who exactly should go.
11/08/2010 02:15 pm
A new energy revolution – similar to shifts from wood to coal to oil – is inevitable as climate change and oil scarcity drive a global search for sustainability in power production. But even the promise of renewable energy holds drawbacks.
11/08/2010 11:54 am
Transparency International recently reported on the world's perceptions of America's corruption.
11/01/2010 02:05 pm
By abandoning the gold standard, nations effectively devalued their currencies and began to recover. Today's circumstances are far different.
10/31/2010 05:10 pm
An 'unprecedented' series of senior resignations from Kenya's government may show that the new Constitution has teeth and the president finally has the muscle to root out corruption.
10/29/2010 07:09 pm
In Pictures The many faces of Maria Sharapova
In the United States, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is responsible for 1 in 75 new births, creating a whole new industry over the past three decades. Worldwide, IVF contributes more than 1 in 50 new births in 17 countries. Who has the most? It depends on how you count. Of the more than 4 million IVF babies that have been born since 1978, the largest number are in the US, followed by other wealthy populous nations, such as Japan and France. But which countries have the greatest share of 'test tube' babies? Here are the Top 5:
10/08/2010 07:03 pm
Many Muslims in France feel increasingly targeted amid growing terror concerns and what some see as anti-Muslim measures, such as the banning burqas in public.
10/08/2010 04:10 pm
A look at the global state of free speech.
10/02/2010 11:15 am