The opening of a Foreign Ministry office for religion signals a rising awareness of the political clout of the world's faiths.
Emily Arnold-Fernandez's first client was a Liberian teen who would be forced to go to war without her help.
Reacting to swine flu by slaughtering pigs, Cairo upends a key part of its service economy – Christian trash collectors.
Damascus is rediscovering its architectural gems, but hasty restoration puts history at risk.
A lead Palestinian peace negotiator says the demand for a full settlement freeze – not a partial one – is a precondition to resuming peace talks. But a meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas is still possible in September.
The impoverished country's battles against Shiite rebels and a growing Al Qaeda threat have heightened tensions between Sunni and Shiite neighbors in the region.
The respected delegation, headed by former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, irked Israel by initially planning to meet Hamas in Gaza. That trip has been delayed.
The two met at the White House Tuesday. Obama sees Egypt as potentially a helpful player in moving the Middle East peace process forward.
The Egyptian president hopes Obama will back away from Bush's push for reform, which caused a rift between the two nations.