How women in the Middle East are working to improve the standing of their own sex.
04/27/2010 05:37 pm
Al Azhar’s edicts were once heeded from Morocco to Indonesia, but the Cairo institution has lost clout as TV imams are reaching larger audiences and Egypt’s President Mubarak has taken greater control. That's a problem for the regime as it braces for its biggest political transition in nearly 30 years.
04/09/2010 02:02 pm
In Pictures The Marathon des Sables
Nuclear power holds promise for 10 African countries now in pursuit of building their own nuclear plants. Wind and solar solutions aren't reliable enough, planners say, nor do they offer adequate electricity.
04/02/2010 01:30 pm
Ahmed el-Tayeb, who holds a PhD in Islamic philosophy from the Sorbonne, is expected to be a better face for Egypt's Al Azhar University, which was once preeminent in the Sunni world.
03/22/2010 06:42 pm
No corned beef and cabbage? Irish chef Darren Pettigrew says "you don't eat corned beef in Ireland." Pettigrew discusses what he likes to create.
03/13/2010 03:56 pm
Morocco has ordered dozens of Christian aid workers in five major cities to be deported this week, with a Western official saying there may be another wave. The expulsions call into question an unspoken but longstanding truce.
03/11/2010 06:01 pm
HBO’s World War II blockbuster ‘The Pacific,’ Norah Jones’s new tour, ‘Up in the Air’ on DVD, and more.
03/08/2010 08:05 pm
The Winter Olympics beat the US audience ratings of TV's most popular show, American Idol – a feat no other TV show has done in six years. That popularity extends worldwide with a record 82 countries participating, including newcomers from Pakistan to Peru.
02/22/2010 09:58 am
Evidence mounted on Tuesday that the 11-member assassination team that allegedly killed Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was traveling on fake passports. Suspicion has fallen on Israel and its Mossad intelligence service, which has carried out overseas assassinations in the past.
02/16/2010 05:53 pm