Subsistence mining is now Congo's largest employment sector—attracting adults and children alike. Chinese investment is driving its growth.
Mother Tekla Famiglietti, head of the Bridgettine Order, runs a small empire of hotels, restaurants, and guesthouses around the world. She has left a distinctive imprint at the Vatican.
Days after the Delhi gang-rape victim died, a 9-year-old in Pakistan was beaten and raped by three men. In Pakistan, however, no one is talking about it.
As Pope Benedict steps down and briefly leaves an empty throne, a conflict over spiritual mission and real estate will pause to await the next pope.
Accused of straying from Catholic theology and put under official investigation, tens of thousands of American nuns hope the next pope will end the 'Inquisition.'
Theologian Hans Küng says Pope Benedict's view of the papacy is "medieval."
Catholic bishops complicit in covering up the church's sex abuse scandal apply a double standard of justice to American nuns.
The Vatican's male hierarchy is cracking down on the progressive leadership of American nuns.
A new union association set up to support the government is dividing Bahrain's labor movement.
When the uprising in Bahrain began, both Sunni and Shiites took to the streets together. Now they barely talk.
Frustrated by a lack of progress, a younger, more militant faction of Bahrain’s reform movement is threatening to take center stage.
Thirty-three years after toppling the Somoza dynasty, the Sandinista Revolution, with Daniel Ortega still at its head, has pushed Nicaragua back to a one-party system that looks hauntingly familiar.