KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — More women are initiating divorces in Uganda, a conservative East African country where women are becoming empowered to leave a bad marriage in a way their mothers could not, rights activists and legal experts
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says that more 45,000 refugees in its territory who fled Syria’s civil war have chosen to return since last August.
Col. Zaher Abu Shihab, who directs Jordan’s largest refugee camp at Zaatari near
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean state election officials are dramatically inflating the numbers of electors on new voters’ lists months ahead of crucial polls, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party alleged Tuesday.
It said lists in some voting districts
CAIRO (AP) — A security official says that Egyptian authorities are investigating a new case of food poisoning at Al-Azhar, Cairo’s centuries-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning.
The official says the investigation opened Tuesday.
Some 160 university students
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi official says police have detained two men, including a Shiite Muslim accused of instigating violence, after a firefight in a restive eastern region.
Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki claimed
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen swooped in on trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns and surrounded Libya’s Justice Ministry on Tuesday, cutting off roads and forcing employees out of the building in the latest instance of powerful militiamen showing
BEIJING (AP) — Whitney Foard Small loved China and her job as a regional director of communications for a top automaker. But after air pollution led to several stays in hospital and finally a written warning from her
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ lawmakers approved on Tuesday a multi-billion bailout agreement with international creditors aimed at preventing the crisis-hit country from going bankrupt.
The agreement was passed in the 56-seat parliament as expected with 29 votes
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday banned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from running for public office for the rest of his life, the latest blow since he returned from exile last month to make
HAVANA (AP) — In some ways, Yosuan Crespo’s real estate office resembles any you might find in New York, London or Tokyo. There are slick posters of hot properties hanging from the ceiling, a steady stream of hopeful
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s is ending the widespread access it gave to U.S. security agencies in the name of fighting drug trafficking and organized crime, but President Barack Obama said Tuesday he won’t judge the change until
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group said Tuesday that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad’s regime militarily, strongly suggesting that Syria’s “real friends” including his Iranian-backed militant group would
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Millions of Dutch people dressed in orange flocked to celebrations around the Netherlands Tuesday in honor of a once-in-a-generation milestone for the country’s ruling House of Orange-Nassau: after a 33-year reign, Queen Beatrix abdicated in
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli aircraft attacked a motorcycle in Gaza on Tuesday, killing a top militant in a shadowy al-Qaida-influenced group who had been involved in a recent rocket attack on southern Israel.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Despite significant improvements since the hard-line Taliban ruled Afghanistan, religious freedom remains poor, especially for minorities, and Afghans still can’t debate religion or question prevailing Islamic orthodoxies without fear of being punished, a U.S.
DAHSHOUR, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian youths protested Monday at a key historic site, demanding that authorities put a stop to looting and construction that threatens one of the nation’s oldest pyramids and burial grounds.
Illegal construction of a
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s prime minister narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in the heart of the heavily defended capital Monday, state media said, laying bare the vulnerability of President Bashar Assad’s regime.
The bombing, which killed several
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official’s daughter has caused a scandal by sending inspectors to shut down a restaurant that didn’t give her the table she wanted.
It’s the latest of several cases of seeming arrogance by
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Merina was so tired. It had been three days since the garment factory where she worked had collapsed around her, three days since she’d moved more than a few inches. In that time she’d
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands’ Queen Beatrix thanked her people Monday and urged them to support her son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, in a final address before she abdicates and he takes over as king.
Beatrix, 75, is to