NEW DELHI (AP) - Two senior policemen in the western Indian state of Maharashtra were suspended Tuesday for arresting two women over a Facebook post criticizing the shutdown of Mumbai for the funeral of a powerful politician last week.
The policemen were suspended indefinitely and the magistrate
By MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB
CAIRO (AP) - More than 200,000 people thronged Cairo's central Tahrir Square, protesting against Egypt's Islamist president Tuesday in an opposition show of strength, as the standoff over Mohammed Morsi's assertion of near-absolute powers
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Campaigners against female circumcision scored a major victory Monday with the approval by a key U.N. committee of a resolution calling for a global ban on female genital mutilation.
The resolution, adopted by consensus by the U.N.
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel and Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip began indirect talks Monday in Egypt aimed at forging a new era of relations between the bitter enemies following a cease-fire that ended the heaviest fighting in nearly four years.
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's president told the country's top judges Monday that he did not infringe on their authority when he seized near absolute powers, setting up a prolonged showdown on the eve of a mass protest planned by opponents of the Islamist leader
UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Steven Zimmerman.
UPDATE: The standoff is over and the suspect is in custody. The last round of tear gas was fired into the garage, turns out that's where the suspect was at. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Tuesday
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican opposition to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as the next secretary of state began to crack Sunday as Sen. John McCain said she was "not the problem" in the White House's handling of the Sept. 11 attack in Libya and suggested he could
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawrence Guyot, a civil rights leader who survived jailhouse beatings in the Deep South in the 1960s and went on to encourage generations to get involved, has died. He was 73.
Guyot had a history of heart problems and suffered from diabetes, and died at
By AYA BATRAWY and HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Prominent Egyptian democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei warned Saturday of increasing turmoil that could potentially lead to the military stepping in unless the Islamist president rescinds his new, near absolute powers, as the
By DALIA NAMMARI and KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - After bitter rival Hamas held its own in a fierce battle with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but to override U.S. objections and seek U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine next week, his