Technology and globalization have reinvented other traditional Muslim practices in some surprising ways.
Who's next in line to lead the House of Saud? King Abdullah, 87, is unwell, having recently traveled to the United States for medical treatment, and speculation is heating up about his replacement. Unfortunately, none of the potential candidates is getting any younger either.
As the four front-runners sprint around the track, some favorites could end up in the dust.
Countries worldwide have often sought to ban books they find politically inconvenient, religiously awkward, or just plain embarrassing. But for writers like Russia’s Vasily Grossman, who pleaded with the Soviet censors in 1961, "I am physically free, but the book to which I have dedicated my life is in jail," a book's ban means far more than just a dip in sales. Here are some books behind bars today.
A new generation of Obama’s senior officials learned at the feet of the legendary Democrat.