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  • Let the Swords Encircle Me

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

    Monitor correspondent Scott Peterson offers readers a comprehensive understanding of Iran.

  • Turkey referendum boosts Erdogan's Islam-rooted AKP party

    Turkey referendum boosts Erdogan's Islam-rooted AKP party

    Today's Turkey referendum resulted in a significant boost to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP party as voters approved 26 amendments to the country's 1982 Constitution.

  • The Monitor's View Referendum in Turkey raises fears of too much Islam in government

    Largely Muslim Turkey is split over a referendum on changes to the Constitution. Once again, critics warn of the secular state going Islamic. Prime Minister Erdogan needs to build trust among those who fear he and his religious party have a secret agenda.

  • Some see Turkey's secularism at stake in Sept. 12 referendum

    Some see Turkey's secularism at stake in Sept. 12 referendum

    Turks vote Sunday on 26 far-reaching constitutional amendments put forward by the ruling party, which some suspect of trying to erase the Muslim country's secularism.

  • How 5 countries celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan

    How 5 countries celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan

    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.

  • Why Iran suspended woman's stoning sentence

    Why Iran suspended woman's stoning sentence

    Iran suspended the stoning sentence for a woman convicted of adultery amid mounting international pressure, including the European Parliament's 658-1 resolution against such punishment.

  • IAEA report: What's driving Iran's latest bout of nuclear obstinacy

    IAEA report: What's driving Iran's latest bout of nuclear obstinacy

    Following an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report that charges Iran with obstructing inspectors of its nuclear program, Iran said Tuesday that it can rightfully replace nuclear inspectors.

  • 542 antiquities looted in Iraq war return home. Where are the rest?

    542 antiquities looted in Iraq war return home. Where are the rest?

    Officials triumphed in Monday's return of everything from gold earrings to a sacred statue looted in the Iraq war. But they also said that 632 pieces returned last year have gone missing.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/07

    Actress Angelina Jolie (c.) arrives at the Jalozai flood victim relief camp during her visit to flood-affected areas and relief camps supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province on Tuesday. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency, called on Tuesday for constant and long-term assistance for Pakistan to help it cope with its worst-ever floods that have wreaked havoc on the impoverished country.

  • In France, an Evangelical Gypsy group shakes up the immigration debate

    In France, an Evangelical Gypsy group shakes up the immigration debate

    In France, a movement from within the Gypsy community could temper what have been bad relations with European governments amid a hot immigration debate.