Western tourists are back in Iraq. And Baghdad’s national museum is open for them to visit.

The Pope makes another, er, questionable comment about Africa. “Outside forces” are more responsible for the continent’s problems than condoms, I’ll give him that.

Osama bin Laden tries to stick his trouble-making nose into Somalia’s already troublesome politics. If he sees the need to try to destabilize the country, maybe that’s a good sign that it’s beginning to stabilize?

Get occasional updates from UN Dispatch

* indicates required

Want Our Social Media List?