As Libya hunts for the people responsible for the attack on the U.S. Embassy last week, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, the country is picking carefully down the road to democracy. But violent outbursts like last week's attack, coupled with disagreement among some Libyans themselves, complicate efforts to get the country moving again.
The Middle East caught fire on Tuesday when an anti-Muslim video first gained attention in Egypt. Protests have since spread across the Muslim world, targeting American and other diplomatic outposts. Local officials have sought to tamp down on the violence and push back the angry crowds.
Osama bin Laden's influence on the hearts and minds of Arabs and Muslims had started to wane in recent years. But after 2011, when he was killed in a Pakistan raid by U.S. forces, he re-entered the thoughts -- and culture -- once more.
A lawsuit has been filed against U.S. law enforcement officers along the border with Canada -- accusing them of pervasive religious and racial profiling that violates U.S. law. They're accused of violating their own policies -- especially in Detroit.
An American ambassador and three of his diplomatic colleagues were killed Tuesday in an attack on the American consulate in Bengazi, Libya -- the first time an American diplomat has been killed in at least two decades. President Barack Obama has ordered increased security for U.S. diplomatic posts abroad.
Chinese Muslims, all 23 million of them, say it can be hard practicing their faith in China. Particularly for ethnic Uygurs, there is long-running discrimination that many Uygurs say endangers their cultural existence.
Rimsha Masih was arrested in Pakistan last month after she was charged with burning a Koran. Now, however, police say the person who first alleged she'd burned the Islamic holy book did it himself.
In 2009, Mohammad El Kurd's Palestinian family was kicked out of their home in East Jerusalem, so Jewish settlers could move in. The entire episode was controversial, with protests on all sides. And now it's been made into a documentary.
A German doctor filed a criminal complaint against a Jewish mohel for performing ritual circumcisions in that country — a practice one court found to be illegal. Meanwhile, in the United States Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics revised its position and recommended circumcision as a beneficial practice for infant boys.
Northern Mali was taken over by militants and Islamic extremists and now they're in the process of implementing a system of Sharia law in that part of the country. That's meant an end to musical performances across the part of the country controlled by the extremists.