By SMAIL BELLAOUALLIAssociated Press
RABAT, Morocco (AP) - Morocco's second largest political party has announced it is withdrawing from the Islamist-led government elected during the Arab Spring and leaving its fate up to the king, a party spokesman said Sunday.
The move by Istiqlal is the
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - In his first comments to the media since he was detained more than two years ago, Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak said he is dismayed at the country's state of affairs and particularly the plight of the poor.
The 85-year old Mubarak said in
By MAAMOUN YOUSSEFAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's interior minister said Saturday that security authorities have arrested three suspected al-Qaida-linked militants who were planning to carry out suicide attacks on vital installations and an unspecified foreign embassy.
By ESAM MOHAMED and MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Scores of Libyan militiamen descended on rally in the nation's capital, Tripoli, kicking and beating protesters who had taken to the streets Friday as part of a call for mass demonstrations against the country's unruly
By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's prosecutor general on Friday ordered a prominent youth leader detained for four days pending an investigation into accusations he incited anti-government violence, a security official said, in the latest case of a pro-democracy activist
By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and MUNIR AHMEDAssociated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Despite a bloody campaign marred by Taliban attacks, Pakistan was holding historic elections Saturday pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister once exiled by the army and an incumbent blamed for power
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Thousands of Sunni Muslims fled a Syrian coastal town Saturday, a day after reports circulated that dozens of people, including children, had been killed by pro-government gunmen in the area, activists said.
The violence occurred as embattled Syrian
By RYAN LUCASAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The bodies of the Syrian boys and young men in jeans and casual shirts were strewn along a blood-stained pavement, dying apparently where they fell. Weeping women moved among the dead, and one of them screamed, "Where are you, people of the village?"
By ADEL DORRAAssociated Press
TANTA, Egypt (AP) - Prominent Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma was arrested and immediately referred to trial for allegedly insulting the country's president in a TV interview, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Douma is to stand trial on Sunday - less than a week after
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee will hold a hearing next week on the bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed three and wounded more than 200 others.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is among those invited to testify at the hearing, to be held on May 9 by the House Homeland Security