Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/06
Commonwealth Games 2010: Swimming was the first sport to get going in New Delhi on Monday, the morning after the games officially opened with a spectacular ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
10/04/2010 03:44 pm
Israel rejected the UN Gaza flotilla probe's findings as 'biased.' In Turkey, most politicians welcomed the news and praised the panel's objectivity.
09/23/2010 09:48 am
Terrorism & Security China Japan standoff: Wen Jiabao warns of 'consequences' if boat captain isn't released
The China-Japan boat standoff escalated Tuesday with a stern warning from the Chinese prime minister, Wen Jiabao.
09/22/2010 10:00 am
A new study shows that women have doubled their years in the classroom, to an average of 7.1 the world over. That has profound economic and societal benefits, and has contributed to a big drop in child mortality.
09/16/2010 07:35 pm
Eid al-Fitr began at sunset Thursday, when the crescent of a new moon first showed over the Middle East. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity," while Fitr means "break fasting." The three-day feast celebrates the end of the a month-long period of Ramadan's fasting and prayer. While traditions don't vary much between Sunnis and Shiites, customs vary greatly from country to country. Here is how five countries ring in Eid al-Fitr.
09/10/2010 12:32 pm
More than 10 countries have now condemned a Florida pastor's plan to burn the Koran in commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks of nine years ago. As noted in the Monitor article Why the planned Koran burning causes outrage and alarm, "Muslims see it as the uninterrupted, unchangeable, and eternal word of God. Burning the Koran is akin to directly burning the word of God." Here is what leaders are saying worldwide.
09/09/2010 04:54 pm
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wants to build an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero as part of his effort to preach Muslim tolerance. But on the eve of 9/11, opposition and skepticism abounds.
09/04/2010 09:46 am
Eliza Griswold traveled to some of the world's most dangerous places to explore the relationship between Christianity and Islam.
08/27/2010 10:10 am
Pea-sized frog, Microhyla nepenthicola, lives in puddles that accumulate in the pitcher plant. It's no wonder it took scientists until now to discover it.
08/25/2010 02:27 pm