Christian Science Monitor (World)

Subscribe to Christian Science Monitor (World) feed
Global Issues
Updated: 3 years 3 months ago

In West Bank, a space for tutus and pirouettes

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 07:44

Ramallah Ballet Center owner Shyrine Ziadeh decided not to leave the West Bank to study dance, but instead opened a space to cultivate talent and hope among local youth.

Myanmar's graffiti artists test edges of emerging democracy

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 07:44

Graffiti artists are on the frontline of an ongoing debate over where freedoms begin and end as Myanmar continues its transition.

Ahmadinejad prepared to be Iran's first astronaut

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 07:44

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he is willing to 'sacrifice' himself and be sent into space via Iran's fledgling manned space flight effort.

Malala Yousufzai issues first video statement since Taliban shooting (+video)

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 06:44

Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban in October, used the video time to promote the recently launched Malala Fund, which will support the right to education.

Afghanistan, Pakistan, and UK call Taliban to negotiating table

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 06:44

Afghan and Pakistani leaders traveled to London to discuss restarting talks with the Taliban. The countries decided to open offices in Qatar to facilitate talks.

Lino Oviedo, Paraguay presidential hopeful, dead in helicopter crash

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 06:44

Oviedo was returning with his bodyguard from a political rally in northern Paraguay Saturday night when his pilot encountered bad weather. All three were killed in the crash, said Johnny Villalba, a spokesman for Paraguay's airport authority.

French out of Timbuktu by end of week, airstrikes continue (+video)

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 05:44

French forces will leave to subdue rebels in the north while Malian troops will handle security for the ancient crossroads town.

Indian-American looks homeward to help the needy

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 05:44

Rakesh Agarwal, a successful businessman, has a track record of philanthropy in western North Carolina. Now he's extending his work to include his home country of India.

19 killed in suicide bombing targeting government-linked Shiite militia

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 05:44

The attack – the seventh suicide bombing in a month – seems to be an attempt by Sunni insurgents to destabilize Iraq's Shiite-led government.

Richard III discovery spurs excitement, skepticism

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 20:44

Richard III's remains have been identified 'beyond reasonable doubt,' say researchers, but others are skeptical of the type of DNA match the team used to confirm his identity.

Israel implies it was behind last week's airstrike in Syria, but little else is clear

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:44

As fresh details emerge about the suspected Israeli airstrike in Syria last week, key facts – like what the strike targeted – remain muddled.

A quiet envoy to the hermit kingdom of North Korea

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:44

A Korean-American scholar named Kun A. 'Tony' Namkung plays a significant behind-the-scenes role in exchanges between the US and North Korea. 

New hurdle for nuclear talks: Iran's presidential politics

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:44

Iran's foreign minister said he was 'optimistic' about looming nuclear talks. But political sparring ahead of June presidential elections could stymie any deal-making  now.  

Video of police beating roils Egypt

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:44

A man who was beaten and dragged naked across the ground during a demonstration on Friday now is blaming Egyptian riot police, reversing an earlier statement in which he blamed demonstrators. 

To curb rape, Muslim group calls for end to co-ed schools in India

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:44

Many Muslims are rejecting the suggestion made by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and argue that it runs counter to recent trends in the Indian Muslim community.

French airstrikes wiping out Islamist arsenals in Mali

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:44

French troops bombarded arms and fuel depots in two northern cities of Mali after France's President Hollande wrapped up a triumphant visit to the country.

Suicide bombing rocks oil-rich Iraqi city

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:44

The attack on a provincial police headquarters in the disputed city of Kirkuk killed at least 15 people and wounded 90 others. 

Iran says US offer of direct talks a 'step forward, but...'

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:44

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi responded positively to the US offer, but blamed previous negotiation failures on the US. 

Israel on airstrikes in Syria: When we say something, we mean it

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:44

Israel's defense minister indicated that his country was behind the airstrike on Syria last week, noting that Israel has issued warnings against moving weapons into Lebanon.

French out of Timbuktu by end of week, airstrikes continue

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:44

French forces will leave to subdue rebels in the north while Malian troops will handle security for the ancient crossroads town.


Curated news and insights about innovative, market-driven solutions to poverty explored through news, commentary and discussion.

Learn more »

Global Envision newsletter