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  • France's Hollande vows more security after raids on Islamic network

    French police special forces carried out a series of early-morning raids across France to dismantle what authorities called a radical Islamist network, resulting in 11 arrests and one death.

  • Free Men: movie review

    The movie benefits from actor Tahar Rahim's subtle performance, but turns into a low-key thriller towards the end.

  • Syrian general gunned down in Damascus

    The state news agency reports the high-ranking officer was killed by gunmen as he left his home, a sign that violence is reaching the Syrian capital.

  • In Pictures Ramadan: Muslim holy month

    The sun sets behind Al-hussein Mosque on the first day of Ramadan in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 1.

  • Opinion Should you panic about oil prices?

    Not yet. Middle East turmoil may increase the danger of rising oil prices triggering a double-dip recession. But while a short-lived oil price spike is quite possible, a sustained spike causing serious economic damage isn't likely. Still, the US should consider two approaches for insurance.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/31

    A protester holds a placard depicting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as Adolf Hitler in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Jan. 31.

  • Iran, still haunted by Jundallah attacks, blames West

    Iran, still haunted by Jundallah attacks, blames West

    Iran has repeatedly declared victory over Jundallah, the Sunni and Baluch group that claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 39 Shiite worshipers today.

  • In Pictures Hajj to Mecca

    Muslim pilgrims gather on the Plain of Arafat, outside Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 15. The Hajj pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest annual gathering of people in the world.

  • US hiker Sarah Shourd returns to America after more than a year in jail in Iran

    Terrorism & Security US hiker Sarah Shourd returns to America after more than a year in jail in Iran

    US hiker Sarah Shourd's arrival in the US coincides with that of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who says the US should now release Iranians it has detained.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/07

    Actress Angelina Jolie (c.) arrives at the Jalozai flood victim relief camp during her visit to flood-affected areas and relief camps supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province on Tuesday. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency, called on Tuesday for constant and long-term assistance for Pakistan to help it cope with its worst-ever floods that have wreaked havoc on the impoverished country.