Faizeh al-Maslamani (left) with her sister and a portrait of her husband, Ali, due to be released with more than 470 Palestinian prisoners Tuesday. Ali spent most of the past three decades in an Israeli jail. Faizeh says he has 10 grandchildren he's never seen. She hopes he'll accept "a life sentence in the house."
Palestinian Abdel Aziz Salha shows off his bloody hands following the killing of two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Ramallah in 2000. He was later arrested and is among the Palestinians set to be freed in a prisoner exchange with Israel on Tuesday.
In this video grab released on Oct. 2, 2009, captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is seen holding a Palestinian newspaper. Shalit, who has been held by Palestinians for more than five years, is set to be released Tuesday.
By a strong majority, Israelis support the decision to swap more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for one Israeli soldier. Still, it has provoked a painful debate, one that played out Monday, as it has several times before when Israel made similar lopsided trades in the past.
Walmart announced today that its chief executive in China was resigning for personal reasons. Ed Chan's resignation, however, comes about a week after China arrested Walmart employees and forced the retail giant to close 13 stores over allegations it was selling regular pork but labeling it as organic.
On Sunday, the Arab League called a meeting to discuss whether to suspend Syria from the organization. When the meeting wrapped, reports the AP, the league — made up of 22 nations — made no mention of a suspension but asked the government of Bashar Assad to talk with his opposition and come to a cease-fire agreement within 15 days.
Do you really know much about the corn in your cornflakes?
Probably not. But a few hundred protesters who descended on the White House yesterday want President Obama to honor a campaign pledge to label foods that have been genetically-modified — like the corn in most of those cornflakes that have been in your bowl for years.
Afghan men wait to receive psychiatric treatment in a Kabul hospital. Scarred by decades of war, social problems and poverty, more than 60 percent of Afghans suffer from stress disorders and mental health problems.
Four years ago, the influential medical journal The Lancet ran six papers and assorted editorials on mental illnesses. The themed collection, under the banner "No health without mental health," was a call to action for the world humanitarian community.