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  • British diplomat named Afghanistan development chief

    Seeking to make aid and development spending in Afghanistan more effective, NATO named Mark Sedwill, the British Ambassador to Kabul, its new civilian representative in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/19

    A young girl is dressed as the Hindu Goddess Sarawati, or the goddess of knowledge, as other girls hot earthen pots during a celebration on the eve of Basant Panchami, the festival of spring, at a school in Amritsar, India, on Tuesday.

  • In Pictures Architectural marvels

    The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, is pictured in Dubai on Jan. 3. The Gulf emirate inaugurated on the world's tallest tower, a symbol of its unbridled ambitions of recent years, on Jan. 4 amid continuing fears over cash problems facing the emirate which narrowly escaped a financial catastrophe last month.

  • Jordanian double agent: Wife says he saw US as adversary

    Defne Bayrak, the Turkish wife of suspected Jordanian double agent Balawi, says she was shocked at the news of his suicide attack. She also said that while in Jordan, he wrote articles for jihad websites.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/06

    Monkeys at the Dhaka Zoo in Bangladesh cuddle together to stay warm on a cold and foggy Wednesday morning.

  • The Monitor's View A New Year’s resolution: Don’t accept US decline

    The media are full of reports of the worst decade, America in decline, the end of the US century. Actually, much points to a hopeful future.

  • Is Iraq ready for American investors?

    Is Iraq ready for American investors?

    It has big needs, business savvy, and plenty of opportunity, say optimists. But critics are wary.

  • Closing largest Kurdish party DTP, Turkey could stall reform efforts

    Closing largest Kurdish party DTP, Turkey could stall reform efforts

    Turkey's closing of the largest Kurdish party, the Democratic Society Party (DTP), has sparked deadly riots and could stall these reform efforts. Turkey had recently introduced a reform package friendly to its restive Kurdish minority.

  • In Pictures Gold's journey

    Gold turtles and toads are displayed at a jewelery shop in Seoul, South Korea, on April 21. Gold prices hit record highs for a fifth session and silver rallied to its strongest since 1980 as the dollar slid to a three-year low against a basket of major currencies and oil prices rallied.

  • In Pictures How's the weather?

    A swimmer walked on a snow-covered beach near Athens, Greece, Feb. 18. A rare winter storm left Greece blanketed in snow overnight, cutting off roads and access to villages and disrupting transport across the country. Problems with power and water supplies were also reported.