CNN's exclusive interview with American Taliban John Walker Lindh shortly after his capture during a detainee riot.
Every time I talk to a group of Syrians, I learn another layer of the complex construct that weaves Syrian society together and complicates any analysis of the conflict.
A plane crash in Sudan has killed 32 people, including four ministers and other top government officials, state media reported Sunday.
Kerry Swift stands in the kitchen of her Georgia home, warming food and setting out cutlery for her guests. Another humid summer day in the South nears its end. She is hosting a dinner party tonight with numerous families attending, and her guests are slowly trickling through the door.
To mark the end of Islam's holiest month, Iftikhar Ali will head not to a mosque but to a convention center guarded by law enforcement officers.
At least 10 people died in a two-hour gunbattle at an air base in northern Pakistan on Thursday, a spokesman for the nation's air force said.
Ten people were killed and another 36 injured in bombings Wednesday in Iraq's ethnically mixed Diyala province, authorities said.
At least 13 people were killed and 20 wounded when lightning struck a makeshift mosque in a remote village in northeast Bangladesh on Friday, police said.
County officials on Tuesday granted the paperwork needed for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to open -- after two years of legal wrangling and anti-Muslim sentiment that included vandalism.
The opening of a Tennessee mosque -- beset for years with legal wrangling, vandalism and anti-Muslim sentiment -- won't happen until at least next week, a board member said Friday.
After graduating from the mass communication department of Cairo University, Heba Seraq-Eddin couldn't find a job. Potential employers turned her down, she says, because of her veil. Heba wears the niqab, the black fabric that covers her whole face, except for the eyes.
Suspected al Qaeda militants clashed with Iraqi forces Thursday, in attacks that began two days after a wave of violence across Iraq.
An English-language magazine in Dubai has been accused of disrespecting Islam by recommending places to drink during Ramadan.
The number of dead in a wave of attacks across Iraq on Monday has risen to 103, authorities said Tuesday, making it the deadliest day in the country this year, according to a CNN count. The attacks wounded 267 people, they said.
Bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq claimed the lives of 25 people Sunday, the second day of the Muslim holy month Ramadan. An Iraqi soldier and a policeman also died in separate incidents.
A series of deadly attacks rips through central Iraq, killing dozens.
The U.N. Security Council renewed its Syrian observer mission for 30 days Friday, a small reprieve for a unit tasked with monitoring a failed peace plan.
Worshippers at an Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will have to wait a few more weeks before they can use their new mosque, officials said Thursday.
A Tennessee Muslim community experienced a setback as a county judge ruled to halt construction of a mosque.
The plaintiff in the Murfreesboro mosque case explains why she's in a legal battle with the Muslim community.
A federal judge's ruling Wednesday cleared the way for a controversial mosque in Tennessee to open in time for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
This month, Inside the Middle East aims for Olympic gold, exploring stories of adversity, faith, and triumph in the world of Middle Eastern sports.
Much advice for fathers is written about reluctant dads. But, of course, this is not all of us.
A New Jersey grand jury handed down a 17-count indictment Thursday accusing a man and his female friend with shooting and killing the man's wife -- and also shooting the man himself, in what prosecutors say was an attempt to blame a murder on "terrorists."
A suicide attack near a mosque in northern Afghanistan killed at least seven people Sunday, the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the interior ministry said.
Gunmen opened fire Friday on a passenger vehicle in northwest Pakistan, killing four people, a government official said.
What was meant to be a celebration marking the end of Ramadan turned into a melee at an amusement park on Tuesday when a group of Muslim women were told they weren't allowed on certain rides with their headscarves.
For Christians, the wild celebrations of Mardi Gras come before the solemnity of Lent, a last chance to celebrate before the abstinence marking the 40 days to Good Friday and Easter.
A series of bomb attacks throughout Iraq left 35 people dead and scores injured, officials with Iraq's Interior Ministry and police said Sunday.
CNN's Hala Gorani talks to CFR's Ed Husain about al-Assad's future as Moammar Gadhafi's regime begins to crumble.
Syrian authorities announced changes in the country's media law as opposition groups provided accounts of regime brutality and claimed new deaths.
The lawyer for two American hikers sentenced to eight years in prison said Sunday he has filed an appeal in the case.
Two U.S. hikers charged with spying in Iran are sentenced to eight years in prison. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
In a growing toll, 18 officers and two civilians were killed in an attack on a military academy in Algeria, the country's ministry of defense said Saturday.
Egyptian Gabriel Khoury's first foray into television drama "Dawaran Chobra" is being watched by millions on four channels every night during the holy month of Ramadan.
Police have arrested three suspects in the kidnapping of Warren Weinstein, a development expert from the United States who was snatched this month from his home in Lahore, Pakistan, a police official said Tuesday.
CNN's Reza Sayah discusses details learned about the abduction of American consultant Warren Wenstein in Pakistan.
A suspected U.S. drone strike killed four suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan on Monday night, Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.
Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, both 28, are convicted on charges of illegal entry into the coutnry
Six people were killed in Karachi on Friday morning as a result of ongoing ethnic and political violence in the Pakistani city, police said.
A barrage of attacks struck Monday across Iraq, killing at least 84 people and wounding more than 200, said officials, who likened the attacks to another outbreak last year.
Dozens are killed in Kut, Iraq, after a car bomb and roadside bomb explode on a busy commercial street.
Two of Syria's neighbors joined growing international calls Monday for Damascus to halt its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters -- calls that came even as the violence itself continued.
Gunmen abducted an American development expert early Saturday, pistol-whipping him and his driver, and tying up his guards after getting past security by posing as neighbors offering food, U.S. Embassy and Pakistani officials told CNN.
A few hundred protesters gathered Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square, calling for a civil state and an end to military rule.
Birmingham has suffered tragedy not only being the victims of the recent riots, but also as the victims of the murder that ensued. If we need advice on how to prevent further troubles in our community, it should surely come from the very people who have been blighted by these terrible events.
Iran's president is lauding a woman for pardoning a man who blinded and disfigured her in an acid attack, a gesture of forgiveness reflecting the spirit of the Muslim month of Ramadan.
Three more regions of Somalia have now been struck by famine, including the capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations announced Wednesday.
Even with the start of Ramadan, violence continues to escalate in Syria. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
The embattled Syrian army is being pushed to the limit as anti-government demonstrations persist across the restive landscape, and the opposition "will likely take on an increasingly armed aspect in the face of brutal oppression," a new report says.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports on the growing unrest in Syria as residents endure a second day of attacks in Hama.
Muslims around the world on Monday ushered in Ramadan, a month of dawn-to-dusk abstinence from food and drinks.
Last-minute shopping before the start of the Muslim month of Ramadan brought back bustle and commercial activity to the center of a city that is increasingly showing strain from Libya's grinding civil war.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports after 42 years in power, Moammar Gadhafi enjoys support of a new generation of loyalists.
Somalia's top militant group may soon counter the government's recent thrust against them with an offensive of their own.
At least 16 people died when Yemeni government forces clashed with tribes outside the capital and militants in a restive southern province, sources said.
The Libyan government says UK actions against their diplomats are illegal and irresponsible. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Britain's decision to expel Moammar Gadhafi's diplomats from London ensures that the bloody test of wills in Libya will grind on for weeks, if not months to come.
"Terrorist funding emanating from Saudi Arabia remains a serious concern." So states a cable prepared for the visit of U.S. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke to the kingdom earlier this year.
CNN's Howard Kurtz talks to Jeff Jarvis, Rick Stengel and Mark Mazetti about the the media reaction to WikiLeaks.
In a show of force, Islamist militants gathered in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday to protest an American pastor's now-scrubbed plans to burn the Quran.
Massive pro-independence rallies rocked the Kashmir capital Srinagar and other towns Saturday at the end of Eid prayers marking the culmination of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
CNN's Kyra Phillips talks to two bloggers who visited 30 mosques in 30 states during Ramadan.
The blue Chevy Cobalt broke down amid the mountains of Montana in an area where there was no cell phone reception. The Muslims in the car, on a cross-country journey for the holy month of Ramadan, approached a bushy-bearded fisherman.
This is no ordinary week. Take a look at the calendar.
Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers held in Iran for more than a year, will be released Saturday, Iranian officials said Thursday.
Imagine you're a celebrity heading to a TV station for an interview. Along the way you run into a well-known TV host whose car has broken down. You know each other because you move in the same circles so you offer him a ride to the station since you're traveling in that direction.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned the planned burning of Qurans on the anniversary of the 2001 attacks on the United States as criticism mounts from Muslims around the world.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds to the burning of the Quran and says it is not who America is as a nation.
When the month of Ramadan began, I received a letter from Laura Fattal, the mother of one of the three young American hikers detained in Iran. In it, Fattal appealed to me, the first Muslim scholar she had contacted, to intervene on behalf of her son and his two friends.
Traffic comes to a standstill as Iraqis living in Jordan line up to receive money from Iraq's Dept. of Immigration.
What was supposed to be an act of charity for Iraqis living in Jordan turned into a bureaucratic nightmare this week.
People scatter in Lahore, Pakistan, as a small explosion goes off in a procession of Shia Muslims.
Five teenage boys were arrested Monday night on accusations of disturbing Muslim services in the small town of Carlton, New York.
As the blue Chevy Cobalt crept toward the edge of the property in Chula, Georgia, a palpable nervousness wafted through the cramped car.
Britain on Saturday demanded the release of Gilad Shalit as the Israeli soldier marked his 24th birthday in Hamas' captivity.
A film student suspected of stabbing a New York cab driver after learning the driver was Muslim was described Thursday as someone who worked to build bridges across religious and ethnic boundaries.
CNN's Leone Lakhani takes a look at a challenge Muslim athletes face during Ramadan.
The familiar sound of beating drums still fills the stadium as the United Arab Emirates begins its new football season, but matches are kicking off a lot later this summer.
At one o'clock on the dot, dozens of children burst through the door of Khasiki Sultan soup kitchen, clutching their pots and pans.
Fifteen years ago I walked out of a mosque in silent protest of the imam's sermon. Outside, the heat of the desert sun could hardly match the fire of the rhetoric being spewed forth inside.
In 'THE 99,' Naif Al-Mutawa's new generation of comic book heroes smash stereotypes and battle extremism.
Two failed bomb attempts by the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab killed 11 militants around Mogadishu, Somalia's transitional government said Saturday.
Religious leaders in Gainesville, Florida, have planned a Gathering for Peace, Understanding and Hope, in response to a local church's International Burn a Quran Day.
President Obama said Wednesday that he has "no regrets" about his comments last week supporting the rights of Muslims to build an Islamic center and mosque two blocks from the site of the September 11 terror attacks in New York.
One of Iran's biggest soccer stars has been kicked off his team for refusing to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, the team's website reported.
One of Iran's biggest football stars has been kicked off his team for refusing to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, the team's website reported.
"We have a very big responsibility to show the true meaning and the true essence of Islam." That's what it means to be Muslim today, according to Nashwa Zakharia, a PR director from the United Arab Emirates.
Israel will deploy 3,000 police officers in and around Jerusalem to prevent any outbreak of violence as Muslims gather for the first Friday prayers for the holy month of Ramadan, police said.
A look at the first day of Ramadan in Jerusalem.
At the peak of Pakistan's relentless downpours, a year's worth of rain fell in a day, disrupting the lives of 15 million men, women and children across the country.
CNN's Reza Sayah shows us the aftermath of devastating floods in Pakistan.
Special U.S. Envoy George Mitchell is expected to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday -- a day after he huddled with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank.
The United States is urging diplomacy by the Mideast Quartet to help push a speedy resumption of direct peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday.
More U.N. personnel will be sent to war-ravaged Somalia after years of low staff levels in the troubled nation, a top official said Tuesday.
On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, Israeli police re-entered a Bedouin village Tuesday to repeat the demolition of homes they had razed only a few days earlier.
Intense rains let up in parts of northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, giving humanitarian groups a chance to get more aid to the millions of people suffering.
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