| May 22, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Witnesses described bombers flinging explosives out of car windows Thursday as two vehicles plowed through a crowded morning market in northwestern China, leaving at least 31 people dead and 94 injured.
It was the most sophisticated in a spate of recent...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:30 AM
In the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the main commercial street was busy. Shops were open, with customers strolling the aisles, and cars filled the streets. Only a few dozen stores were closed.
It wasn’t what activists had hoped for when they...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances.
In a 5-4...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:52 AM
The Muslim Brotherhood can look for no handouts from Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man expected to be Egypt’s next president. Nor, apparently, can secular opponents of the government.
In the first televised question-and-answer session of his campaign,...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:22 PM
It's now been more than two weeks since Islamic militants attacked a girls' boarding school in remote northeast Nigeria and abducted more than 300 young women between the ages of 16 and 18, carrying them off into the bush on a convoy of buses and trucks....
| May 7, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Conservatives calling for stricter enforcement of Islamic dress codes for women staged a public protest Wednesday in Tehran, the latest hard-line assault on the government of President Hassan Rouhani.
About 500 demonstrators attended the boisterous...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When a small group of Nigerian Islamist militants attacked two police stations and killed an officer, government security forces moved in swiftly, announcing they had "crushed" the revolt.
Ten months later, the militants attacked two more stations,...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority.
Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis...
| Sep 14, 2013
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Last Wednesday, Americans returned to the grim task of commemorating the worst act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history, the day Islamist fundamentalists seized four airliners and killed nearly...
| Sep 27, 2013
Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella headline HBO's fascinating new film Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, which weaves scripted drama of the Supreme Court justices at work with pithy archival footage of Ali to display — through the prism of...
| Oct 14, 2013
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Saudi Arabia, where Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca. It is here, in Mount Arafat on the Mountain of Mercy, known in Arabic as Jabal al-Rahma, that the...