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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/24

    Vendors look for customers at a local market on the outskirts of Saint-Marc, Haiti, on Jan. 22. The cholera epidemic that killed nearly 4,000 people is claiming fewer victims, with a sharp drop in new cases everywhere from the Artibonite Valley to the crowded urban slums.

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  • Taliban attack against Pakistani Shiites kills six, injures 90

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack that targeted a procession of Muslim Shiites observing a religious holiday. Since Wednesday, at least 31 Pakistanis have died in attacks claimed by the Taliban.

  • Shiite pilgrims defy bombings in Iraq to mark Arbaeen

    Shiite pilgrims rely on the kindness of Shiites and even some Sunnis who set up hospitality tents along the road to the holy city of Karbala. Both pilgrims and volunteers say they won't be stopped by the risk of violence.

  • Hezbollah's Nasrallah: Our weapons are increasing

    Hezbollah's Nasrallah: Our weapons are increasing

    Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said Hezbollah is well-armed, despite increasing pressure on Syria, a key conduit for weapons to the Shiite militant movement next door in Lebanon.

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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/24

    Vendors look for customers at a local market on the outskirts of Saint-Marc, Haiti, on Jan. 22. The cholera epidemic that killed nearly 4,000 people is claiming fewer victims, with a sharp drop in new cases everywhere from the Artibonite Valley to the crowded urban slums.

  • Backchannels What Arbain in Iraq is like

    A story on the 'Iraqi block party on steroids' from our archives.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/17

    Snow covers bicycles on a bridge in Amsterdam's city center. Most schools in the Netherlands will close their doors Friday for two weeks of Christmas holidays.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/16

    Shiite women take part in a reenactment of the battle of Kerbala during an Ashura procession in Istanbul. Thousands of Shiite Muslims gathered in Istanbul's Halkali district to commemorate the Ashura religious festival, the day when Imam Hussein, one of the prophet Mohammad's grandsons, was killed during a battle in AD 680 in Kerbala, a city in modern-day Iraq.

  • This year on Ashura, Iran's opposition Green Movement stays below ground

    This year on Ashura, Iran's opposition Green Movement stays below ground

    Iran's opposition Green Movement protested in force during the Shiite holiday Ashura a year ago. This year, they're nowhere to be seen. Is the movement finished?

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/15

    A young monk holds a traditional parasol as he waits for the arrival of Tibet's exiled Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Pemayangtse monastery in Pelling in India's Himalayan state of Sikkim. The Dalai Lama is in Sikkim, which borders China, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao begins his three-day visit to New Delhi.