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  • The Monitor's View Middle East could pivot on Bahrain protests

    A confluence of big-power influence runs through the tiny Gulf state of Bahrain. The outcome of protests there are critical to the US, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Obama needs to act boldly but carefully.
    02/18/2011 12:43 pm

  • Where is Bahrain's unrest headed?

    Bahrain, a tiny island nation flanked by Saudi Arabia and Iran, showed its willingness today to use force to stymie growing calls for reform. At least three protesters were reported dead in an overnight raid.
    02/17/2011 11:05 am

  • Bahrain protests: Five key facts

    Bahrain (officially the Kingdom of Bahrain) doesn't usually receive much international attention. But the uprising that swept through the Middle East last year reached Bahrain's central Pearl Square, as thousands turned out to protest for reforms. Below are some key facts about this small cluster of islands off Saudi Arabia's coast.
    02/16/2011 03:24 pm

  • Scottish deerhound wins Westminster Dog Show 2011

    Scottish deerhound, Hickory, wins the famed Westminster Dog Show in a surprise ending to the 2011 show.
    02/16/2011 01:30 am

  • Bahrain emerging as flashpoint in Middle East unrest

    The kingdom of Bahrain, a key base for US military operations in the region, faces its third straight day of protests as Sunnis and Shiites unite to demand political reform.
    02/15/2011 02:38 pm

  • Opinion Moscow airport bomb: a moment of truth for Russia and Medvedev

    Even as Russia mourns the dozens killed and hundreds wounded in yesterday's apparent suicide attack at Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow must take stock of its failed policy in the north Caucasus region. Coming after a series of suicide attacks from Chechen terrorists, this latest bombing shows that Russia is in the throes of a low-intensity civil war.
    01/25/2011 10:27 am

  • Events in Tunisia bear out Hillary Clinton's warning to Arab world

    The president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, flees the country amid unrest one day after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a warning to Arab states that refuse democratic reforms.
    01/14/2011 08:48 pm

  • Israel hotel demolition escalates fight for East Jerusalem

    The Shepherd Hotel demolition is at the forefront of a Jewish effort to settle East Jerusalem that opponents charge could preclude the formation of a Palestinian state with a capital in the holy city.
    01/10/2011 12:08 pm

  • Why Iran left the US off invite list for tour of nuclear sites

    Iran's invitation to Russia, China, and other nations to visit its nuclear facilities is seen as an attempt to magnify divisions in the international community ahead of talks later this month.
    01/04/2011 11:57 am

  • The Monitor's View New, inclusive Iraqi government: A better partner for US

    The new Shiite-led coalition government in Iraq includes Sunnis in high posts. That, and other successes, spell a strategic advantage for America in the Middle East.
    12/22/2010 02:16 pm

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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