By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
RABAT, Morocco (AP) - Since Morocco's adoption of more democratic constitution during the Arab Spring, the arrest of political activists has increased, the country's main human rights group said Monday.
Morocco prided itself for avoiding the turmoil of the
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian Islamists and former members of the nation's military voiced concern Sunday about the potential pitfalls stemming from a decision by the country's top constitutional court that would allow members of the armed forces and police to vote
By AYA BATRAWY and MARIAM RIZKAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Saturday against parts of an election law approved by the Islamist-led legislature that had lifted a long-standing ban on the use of religious slogans during campaigning.
The decision is
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard in the coming months to
By SUZAN FRAZERAssociated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A look at legislation passed in Turkey's parliament early Friday that would ban all alcohol advertising and tighten restrictions on the sale of such beverages, and how such a law could affect tourists and liquor companies in the mainly
By SUZAN FRASERAssociated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish lawmakers on Thursday began debating a bill that bans all alcohol advertising and tightens restrictions on sales of such beverages - a proposal the government insists is aimed at protecting the young from the ills of spirits but which
By PAISLEY DODDS and GREGORY KATZAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A man seen with bloody hands wielding a butcher knife after the killing of a British soldier on the streets of London was described as a convert to Islam who took part in demonstrations with a banned radical group, two Muslim hard-
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - It was one of the most perplexing events of Egypt's revolution: orchestrated attacks on prisons around the country that broke out more than 20,000 inmates while police were tied down with the massive popular protests that swept autocrat Hosni
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Rep. Mike Rogers has pulled off a rare feat in a bitterly divided Congress - a working, productive relationship with Democrats in overseeing the nation's 16 spy agencies.
The question now is whether the chairman of the House
By KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a newspaper interview Saturday he won't step down before elections and that the United States has no right to interfere in his country's politics, raising new doubts about a U.S-Russian effort to get Assad and