Artist Ahmed Mater returns to Islam's holiest site to capture the enormous changes as modernity meets tradition.
The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring. But much can be done to protect them.
The return of French anti-Semitism is a lot scarier than just a few nasty tweets.
Millions of Muslims from around the world begin the hajj -- a journey to the holy city of Mecca.
A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.
The spirit of rebellion continues to simmer in the Middle East and North Africa. But you won’t see much about it in the headlines.
The politicians in Washington are beating each other up over the Benghazi consulate attack. But they don't seem to be paying much attention to the evidence from the scene of the crime.
The Muslim Brotherhood's political party promises to transform Egypt's place in the world.
A constitutional ban on blasphemy might sound like a good idea to some. But it can mean less freedom for everyone.
Why can't Pakistanis condemn the Taliban for shooting a 14-year-old girl?
The terrorist group may be headless, but its tentacles still pack a mean punch.
Why the desperate fate of a little-known Sudanese human rights activists poses some fundamental questions about what it means to be human.
How the citizens of Benghazi are pushing back against the killers of a U.S. diplomat many considered their friend.
Shirin Ebadi, Iran's leading human rights activist, explains why on attack on the country's nuclear program is just what the mullahs have been yearning for.
The Arab world needs our help; it just doesn't know how to ask nicely.
Some unsolicited thoughts from an Egyptian revolutionary.
Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years.
In an exclusive interview, the Islamic radical group accused of masterminding the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi protests its innocence.
The boys in saffron are marching again. But this time there’s nothing that's noble about it.
From Sanaa to Benghazi to Srinagar, anger at a crude, anti-Islamic film reportedly made in America sparks a wave of protests around the globe.
Why this week's attacks on American embassies aren't the Iran hostage crisis all over again.
The Syrian National Council has failed to galvanize international support for the rebellion -- and it has only itself to blame.
Ethiopia's late dictator antagonized his country's Muslims for years. His successors may pay for it.
So the rebels aren't secular Jeffersonians. As far as America is concerned, it doesn't much matter.
The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security is asleep on the job, or worse, too busy picking on Muslims to notice the real terrorist danger to America: lone extremists with guns.
Sectarian conflict in Burma is once again spurring talk of a “global war against Islam.”
Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.