For the iPod generation, it doesn’t get more radical than wearing a veil. The hijab worn by traditional Muslim women might have people talking, but it’s the wimple that really turns heads.
Like many of the syrian farming communities near Lebanon’s northern border, Aarida, as seen from the Lebanese village of Buqaya, offers a bucolic scene worthy of a postcard.
Next month is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride month, an international season of parades, cultural festivals and street parties celebrating gay rights. But amid all the good cheer, tensions are rising over a controversial issue that is splintering LGBT communities
Ever since the “white lobsters” started washing up on Nicaragua’s Caribbean shore a decade ago, life for some people on this isolated and impoverished coast has become remarkably more affluent and globalized, with new mansions, speedboats and lucrative businesses dealing in international trade.
From Long Island to New Jersey to upstate New York, the past year has seen a miniboom in sophisticated new retreats opening in the resort communities surrounding New York City.
Heavy rains triggered by El Nino weather patterns could potentially prove devastating for east African nations that have been water-starved for months, the United Nations has warned.
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian becomes the first head of state from his country to visit Turkey on Wednesday to attend a soccer match between the two countries’ national teams.
Switzerland’s largest city has permitted the use of controversial posters which call for a ban on the construction of minarets on mosques in the European country.
The videotaped beating death of an honors student in Chicago, Illinois, is “chilling” and one of the most shocking things “you can ever see,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday. At his daily news briefing in Washington, Gibbs said President Obama was concerned about the killing and the issue of violence in his former hometown
A frog that eats birds and a gecko with leopard stripes are among the 163 new species discovered last year in the Greater Mekong region of southeast Asia, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund. The discovery of 100 new plants, 28 fish, 18 reptiles, 14 amphibians, two mammals and one bird species highlights the extent of the biodiversity in the region, said Barney Long, head of the WWF’s Asian Species Conservation program