Topic: Saudi Arabia
Planes across most of Western Europe were grounded for a fourth day Sunday as a cloud of ash from last week's Iceland volcano continues to hang in the air above. Stranded travelers are losing time, money – and patience.
04/18/2010 02:08 pm
Indian Christians who fled from violence two years ago are still living in refugee camps, a German delegation found this week. Muslims and Hindus who faced persecution eight and 20 years ago also remain displaced.
04/15/2010 10:28 am
Sheikh Ahmed al-Ghamdi, a Saudi cleric in the holy city of Mecca, recently declared that nothing in Islam bars men and women mingling in public places like schools and offices. For the first time in decades, religious scholars are debating the previously untouchable hallmark of gender segregation.
04/13/2010 05:32 pm
In the latest 'American Idol'-like contest, Taiwan's Lin Yu Chun outdid even Whitney Houston with his performance of 'I Will Always Love You.' Is it time for another World Idol competition?
04/09/2010 03:22 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
Journalist Kai Bird draws on memories of a childhood spent in the Middle East to shape this exploration of the region’s conflict.
04/08/2010 10:43 am
Saudi poet Hissa Hilal competes, beneath a veil, for the $1.3 million prize Wednesday night in the finals of Million’s Poet, a hit Arab reality TV poetry contest.
04/07/2010 03:16 pm
As world leaders convene in Washington for a summit on halting the spread of nuclear weapons, a global debate is rising on the merits – and feasibility – of total nuclear disarmament.
04/06/2010 03:15 pm
A Muslim defendant sentenced to 28 years says his lawyer should have been allowed to question a juror who, during jury selection, spoke of possible bias against Muslims. The US Supreme Court refused Monday to hear the case.
04/05/2010 04:34 pm
The changes focus on stepped-up intelligence sharing. They also attempt to address concerns that arose after new airline security measures were put in place in January.
04/02/2010 07:21 pm