The Ahmadis consider themselves Muslims, but the state disagrees. A series of attacks, including on three women and children this weekend, has the community downcast. One family quietly celebrates the end of Ramadan.
Though Western new sanctions on finance, energy, and other sectors will hinder Russia's long-term growth, economists say, the country will not suffer any short-term effects.
The United Arab Emirates is turning to its own for defense amid skepticism that the US would come to its aid in the face of a security threat from Iran or Islamic militants.
At least 100 people were killed Tuesday. The lone power plant also took a substantial hit.
The assailants struck in two areas of Xinjiang province on Monday.
A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law that would close the state’s only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.
The 93-year-old water main that has been spewing water for two hours will take another two hours to shut off, says Los Angeles Water and Power spokeswoman Michele Vargas.
The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate citing Congress's tax-writing authority, the lawsuit noted. But the federal appeals court said Obamacare's purpose is not to raise revenue, so it did not have to originate in the House.
Americans are puzzled why lawmakers can't come to terms on what the public sees as a crisis. But the politics are tough and the issue has morphed into a debate about immigration.
Secretary Kerry has come under harsh criticism, particularly in Israel, for his efforts to secure a cease-fire in Gaza. Experts say Egypt's shift vis-à-vis Hamas has made diplomacy much harder.
Even as reports show a global rise in restrictions on religion, those of faith are defending those of other faiths. This helps confirm why freedom of religion is a universal right.
This week's round-up of commentary covers the effects of the Gaza conflict on Jerusalem, John Kerry's deft behind-the-scenes diplomacy during the Afghan elections, Asia's anticipation of rising conflict between US and China, a modern threat to London's historic cabs, and the foreboding future of German-American policy interaction.
More farmers seem more open to new practices, leading to to higher crop yields, or doing more with less. The limits in agriculture are fading as farmers show greater willingness for today's innovation.
Conflicts in the Middle East are drawing in young recruits from Europe and elsewhere. Needed now: An effort to channel that fervor in more constructive directions.
Despair during this third Hamas-Israel war is so high on both sides that despair itself needs to be addressed. Recognizing it as a shared problem helps not only as a point of empathy but can dispel the notion of despair as destiny.
Twitter's stock price jumped some 30 percent in after-hours trading, after Twitter announced that its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.
Jesse Ventura filed a lawsuit against the estate of the late former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, claiming that Kyle's published account of a bar fight with Ventura was false and cost him TV and public speaking revenue.
McDonald's couldn't find success with its Jalapeňo Kicker line of spicy burgers, but now McDonald's is rolling out a smaller $2 burger. What does that mean for McDonald's attempt to attract wealthier customers?
McDonald's Japan will begin selling Tofu Shinjo Nuggets Wednesday in the company's Japanese locations. The tofu nuggets release could be a welcome bright spot for McDonald's Japan as it deals with poor sales and the fallout from a scandal involving one of its major Chinese meat suppliers.
Ridesharing app Uber is now offering a plan called Uber for Business, in which employees can use Uber and bill their companies for business travel. Employers can create an Uber account for their employees to use and be able to have access to an employee's travel information.
New energy extraction methods are touted as an answer to high oil prices, Cobb writes, but they more closely resemble emergency measures designed to forestall an inevitable decline in the world's fossil fuel resources.
What would a world powered by solar energy alone look like? According to one study, it would need to be enough solar panels to fill an area about the size of West Virginia.
A new White House climate change report warns of the economic costs of delaying action on global warming. It comes as the EPA begins public hearings on controversial power plant regulations aimed at curbing climate change.
As the US tries to set a global example by reducing fossil fuel use at home, US energy companies are sending more dirty fuels than ever abroad. This fossil fuel trade, which has soared under President Obama, threatens to undermine his strategy to reduce the gases blamed for global warming.
In a new campaign ad, Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant rebukes the Obama administration's carbon limits on power plants by pretending to cut power to the White House. The White House power outage ad is the first for the West Virginia candidate.
In a move to boost its family of mobile apps, Facebook is forcing users to download the stand-alone Facebook Messenger app if they want to instant message over mobile devices.
The Vanhawks Valour smart bike comes with a carbon fiber frame and electronics throughout.
Chinese government officials visited Microsoft offices in China Monday, though Microsoft representatives have declined to comment as to the nature of these visits.
Samsung's bid to provide its own mobile operating system in addition to Android has faced numerous roadblocks in its years of development as the Korean electronics giant tries to compete with OS giants such as Google and Apple.
After Facebook's strong second quarter results, founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $33.3 billion, placing him at number 16 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Scientists have wondered what is driving the geysers on the Saturn moon Enceladus. Now, they think they have a clearer picture, and the answer is exciting.
A six-mile wide asteroid delivered the fatal blow to dinosaurs, who had already been struggling against a host of environmental threats. But what if the asteroid had missed Earth?
Climate change, changing sea levels, and volcanic activity severely undermined the environment for dinosaurs, even before a large impactor smashed into Earth, scientists say.
The Delta Aquarids peak on Monday and Tuesday night. If you can't catch the meteor shower in person, here are some ways to view it online.
Actress and model Tara Reid chatted with GQ magazine about the likelihood of a sharknado, a hypothetical meteorological phenomenon in which a cyclone draws sharks from the water and deposits them, alive and thrashing, on top of an unsuspecting urban populace.
Stephen A. Smith was suspended from ESPN on Tuesday after he suggested women should make sure they don't provoke domestic violence. ESPN said Smith was suspended for one week.
If you are stuck with more cucumbers in your garden than you know what to do with, mix some up with rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds, and cilantro for an Asian-inspired cucumber salad.
The two men accused of carjacking a vehicle and then crashing into a family, killing three kids, have been captured and are being held without bail.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' early reviews are mainly positive so far, with one critic calling it 'wonderful and wildly surprising.' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will be released on Aug. 1.
Actor George Takei, star of the original 'Star Trek' series and a pop-culture icon finding new fans from today's social media audiences, is helping parents and kids understand that a person's whole life – not just one element – defines them.
A Christian Science perspective: True happiness is not vulnerable.
Filmmaker Eoghan Kidney says he hopes his video game will allow users to gain a new appreciation of the James Joyce novel.
Walken and Esposito join top-tier actors as CG characters in the upcoming film directed by Jon Favreau.
'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' director Peter Jackson recently revealed a new trailer for the film. 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' is set to be released this December.
Like Macintyre’s other books, 'A Spy Among Friends' is extensively researched, well-written, and a terrific read.
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