Tuesday, October 28, 2014
An Egyptian court sentenced 23 pro-democracy activists on Sunday to three years in prison each for holding an unlicensed protest, after international calls to free the defendants.
Activists pushing for women's right-to-drive in Saudi Arabia declared their online campaign a success Sunday, in the world's only country where women are not allowed to operate cars.
Monday, October 27, 2014
British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years which cost hundreds of lives.
An Afghan cleric has been jailed for 20 years for raping an 11-year old girl, her lawyer and activists said Sunday, after the child confronted her attacker in court despite fierce family opposition.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Iran hanged Saturday a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.
A state of emergency came into force Saturday across much of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by suspected jihadists.
Israeli police braced for the funeral Saturday of a Palestinian driver who drove into a crowd, killing an Israeli baby, with tensions further stoked after the army shot dead a West Bank teenager.
Tunisia's prime minister warned Saturday of possible jihadist attacks during a landmark election this weekend, as security was tightened for a vote he said offered hope to the entire region.
Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.
Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, had no doubt what to name her seventh child when he was born, safely in Turkey, after a harrowing month-long flight from her home in Kobane: Obama.