The Haqqani network has agreed to discuss a peace proposal with government-backed mediators.
Cairo's 4Shbab TV offers a music video alternative – with content that its founder says isn't 'haram,' forbidden in Islam.
The US pledged $900 million, but said the money would not go to Hamas.
The recent war, plunging crude prices, and an economic crisis haven't derailed plans for a gated community in the Caucasus.
A prominent Muslim scholar in Saudi Arabia has warned that those using alcohol-based biofuels in their cars could be committing a sin.