The natural-gas production industry has resisted providing information about fracking or hydraulic fracturing chemicals, which some say have fouled drinking-water wells.
Córdoba, Spain, was a center of art and culture under medieval Islamic rule and an inspiration for the original name of the planned New York City mosque.
A young flood victim looks out from a relief camp in Nowshera, northwestern Pakistan on Friday. Pakistan's northwest, the first region to be hit by the floods and the most devastated, now has roads lined with tents and tens of thousands of displaced waiting to go home.
Displaced by war, children of Iraqi refugees enter ambitious programs to help compensate for missed school and the mental stresses of war. But Iraqi enrollment in Syrian schools has dropped 30 percent in the past year.
Readers write in about Syria and comedy during tough times.
Theatre director and actor Luis Bevia looks at a huge soap bubble during a media rehearsal of his show "Uuuiii!" in Madrid on Wednesday.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are likely to remain elusive after Israeli officials said they could reject the settlement freeze Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas listed as a necessary precondition for any negotiations.
Even as many US troops head home, we must ramp up our commitment to the 4.5 million Iraqis who’ve been displaced by war.
Facing pressure over the Hariri assassination, Hassan Nasrallah and his Hezbollah organization are growing anxious.