The claim by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb that it holds hostages kidnapped more than a month ago fuels fears that the group is expanding its reach.
A Christian Science perspective on daily life.
A Monitor photographer stops to snap a picture in a snowy field.
John Atta Mills took the oath of office Wednesday after a closely contested race.
He says he was forced to stand guard as others were tortured and killed.
Their 10-day ordeal highlights risks to adventure travelers and their guides in remote Egypt due instability in neighboring countries.