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  • 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.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/13

    South Korean postmen dressed as Santa Claus leave the post office headquarters on motorbikes to deliver Christmas gifts to poor people for their charity campaign in Seoul, South Korea. The campaign involves about 50 postmen.

  • Iraq's divided leaders meet for the first time since March elections

    Iraq's divided leaders meet for the first time since March elections

    Iraq's leaders met to try to break a political deadlock that has left Iraqis vulnerable to escalating violence, including two car bombings today.

  • Iraq road map: the new US ambassador explains hurdles

    Iraq road map: the new US ambassador explains hurdles

    Iraq's new US ambassador has been welcomed by Iraqi political leaders, who criticized his predecessor for not being actively engaged in the political process.

  • Wave of Iraq suicide bombings target police

    Wave of Iraq suicide bombings target police

    A wave of Iraq suicide bombings and other attacks largely targeted the police on Wednesday, leaving at least 41 Iraqis dead in 7 different provinces. A poll shows that a majority of Iraqis say the US is withdrawing combat troops too soon.

  • Iraq through the eyes of a tree healer

    Iraq through the eyes of a tree healer

    Jawad Kadhim is a third-generation date-palm tree doctor, one of a dwindling number in Iraq's capital. His job offers a unique window on how the sectarian violence has changed behavior in the various neighborhoods of Baghdad.

  • Taliban attack Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan

    Taliban attack Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan

    An eight-hour firefight at Bagram Air Base killed an American contractor and injured nine US servicemen.

  • Al Qaeda 9/11-style plot to fly airliners into shrines in Iraq

    Al Qaeda 9/11-style plot to fly airliners into shrines in Iraq

    Iraq Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari told the Monitor that a 9/11-style plot to hijack commercial airliners and fly them into Shiite shrines in Najaf and Karbala has been uncovered. US officials say the plot appeared to be in the early planning stages.

  • Iraq election: Victorious candidates may be purged, boosting Maliki

    Iraq election: Victorious candidates may be purged, boosting Maliki

    As part of a de-Baathification purge, six candidates who won seats in the Iraq election may be removed. That would cost Iyad Allawi's bloc its narrow victory over incumbent Nouri al-Maliki.