Observing Good Friday around the world

The week leading up to Easter is called Holy Week. It begins with Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, but each day in between comes with its own name and celebrations

Historic hotel rooms and their legendary guests

Coco Chanel checked in to the Hôtel Ritz in Paris and left 34 years later, while in London, Claude Monet stayed at The Savoy, where he'd sit and paint the River Thames through the city's fog.

David Friedman photograph sparks Jerusalem controversy

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was embroiled in controversy Tuesday after being photographed receiving an aerial image of Jerusalem that was edited to include an artist's impression of a Third Temple, instead of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock.

Jerusalem and Gaza -- A world apart

There is a growing canyon between Israelis and Palestinians. They live right next to each other, but couldn't be farther apart. At no time is that on clearer, starker display than this week.

Tension across Gaza, Mideast: What we know

The US officially relocated its embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, formally upending decades of American foreign policy in a move that was met with clashes and protests along the Gaza-Israeli border.

US to break tradition, open embassy in Jerusalem

The Trump administration is set to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem Monday, formally breaking from decades of established American policy and international practice in a move that US officials say will create greater regional stability.

Middle East divide: Jerusalem is the epicenter

With its historic churches, mosques and temples, Jerusalem is a city accustomed to tension, capable of igniting a region that has known centuries of conflict. Sacred ground is sensitive ground, and Jerusalem is most sacred of all.