Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Turkey Tuesday, marking his first visit to a Muslim country as pontiff. He backed Turkey’s bid to join the European Union and said he believed Islam was a religion of peace, hoping to soothe tension after his controversial remarks about Islam. Continue reading
As the numbers of deaths and retaliation attacks in Iraq increase, editors, lawmakers and even the general public are debating whether to call the conflict a ‘civil war.’ Experts on military warfare and a journalist analyze the terminology and its implications. Continue reading
Photographs of Darfur are being projected on the exterior walls of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to spotlight the plight of people in that region of Sudan.
Shiite gunmen bent on revenge burned mosques and homes in a Sunni enclave of Baghdad Friday as Iraq’s leaders pleaded for calm a day after the worst bomb attack since the start of the U.S. invasion. Analysts discuss the events of the past two days. Continue reading
Suspected Sunni Muslim insurgents blew up five car bombs and fired mortars into Baghdad’s largest Shiite district Thursday, killing at least 161 people and wounding more than 250. New York Times Baghdad Bureau Chief John Burns updates the story from Baghdad.
The Air Transport Association expects a record 25 million people will board U.S. airline flights during the holiday weekend, which comes at a time of increased security regulations. Experts discuss how the aviation industry is handling the heavy flow of traffic. Continue reading
Maverick filmmaker Robert Altman passed from complications due to cancer Monday night at a Los Angeles hospital. Altman’s work included landmark movies such as “MASH,” “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” and “Gosford Park.”