- Islamists dominate cities in Morocco local elections Updated: Sep-05-15 4:10 am
RABAT, Morocco - Morocco's Interior Ministry says preliminary results of local and regional elections show a party created by the king's political counselor leading, but with a strong showing by the Islamists.
- Benghazi panel questions Clinton aide amid public spat Updated: Sep-04-15 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband.
- United Arab Emirates says 45 of its troops killed in Yemen Updated: Sep-04-15 4:07 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Forty-five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi-led operations against Shiite rebels, the Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest day for its military in its 44-year history.
- UN Libya envoy sees progress in Geneva talks Updated: Sep-04-15 2:38 pm
BERLIN - The United Nations' Libya envoy says there has been progress in two days of talks with Libya's rival factions and he's hopeful of a deal soon on a national unity government.
- Official: Bombs may have been targeting Sinai peacekeepers Updated: Sep-04-15 10:40 am
EL-ARISH, Egypt - International peacekeeping vehicles hit by roadside bombs in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula were painted white, different from the desert color scheme used by the Egyptian army, a mission official said Friday, suggesting they were targeted on purpose.
- Egypt sentences 2 women to 6 months for racy music videos Updated: Sep-03-15 11:41 am
CAIRO - An Egyptian court has sentenced two women to six months in prison with labor for "inciting debauchery" in racy music videos.
- Toure missing as Ivory Coast launches African title defense Updated: Sep-03-15 6:26 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Ivory Coast begins the defense of its African title this weekend without Yaya Toure after the team captain asked not to be selected while he considers his international future.
- UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas Updated: Sep-02-15 10:47 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.
- Russia: Security Council addressing Europe's migrant crisis Updated: Sep-02-15 4:59 pm
- UN envoy notes 'tangible results' in talks with Libya envoys Updated: Sep-02-15 4:37 am
GENEVA - The U.N. special envoy for Libya has met with leaders of the Tripoli-based government and says he hopes a draft agreement aimed at forming a national unity government can be finalized in coming weeks.
- UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue Updated: Sep-01-15 7:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A new United Nations report says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" in less than five years if current economic trends continue.
- Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves Updated: Sep-01-15 1:44 pm
JERUSALEM - Egypt's new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country's own gas fields.
- Egyptian woman tops squash world ranking Updated: Sep-01-15 1:37 pm
CAIRO - The Professional Squash Association ranked Egyptian Raneem El Welily as the world's No. 1 women's player on Tuesday, making her the first Egyptian woman to hold the sport's top spot.
- China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders Updated: Sep-01-15 9:18 am
BEIJING - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.
- Massive gas find promises to ease Egypt's fuel crisis Updated: Aug-31-15 4:43 pm
CAIRO - The discovery of a huge gas field off Egypt's coast promises to ease a long-running fuel crisis and boost the economy after years of unrest, but it will take years to develop and won't bring Gulf-style riches to the Arab world's most populous country, experts said Monday.
- South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger Updated: Aug-31-15 1:34 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Sudan's rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement.
- Alleged Facebook mention in prayer call sparks Egypt outcry Updated: Aug-31-15 9:16 am
CAIRO - Egyptians in a Nile Delta province were outraged on Sunday after a cleric allegedly changed a line in the traditional Islamic call to prayer to mention Facebook.
- Egypt starts dig on Gaza border to stop smuggling tunnels Updated: Aug-31-15 7:10 am
RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egyptian military bulldozers are digging through the sand along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, pressing ahead with what appears to be a renewed campaign to pressure Gaza's Hamas rulers and stamp out militant activity along the border.
- 2 journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail claim trap Updated: Aug-31-15 4:09 am
PARIS - Two French journalists facing extortion charges on accusations that they tried to blackmail Moroccan King Mohammed VI say they were trapped into the agreement.
- Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt Updated: Aug-30-15 5:49 pm
ROME - The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.
- Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments Updated: Aug-30-15 3:36 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."
- Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November Updated: Aug-30-15 3:14 pm
CAIRO - Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent.
- Libya migrant disaster death toll rises to 117 Updated: Aug-29-15 11:56 am
TRIPOLI, Libya - Rescue workers have recovered 12 more bodies off the Libyan coast, raising the death toll from the latest disaster for migrants trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean to 117, Libyan authorities said on Saturday.
- The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am
CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):
- UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.