Jan 08, 2013 15:06 EST
African Union Chairman Thomas Boni Yayi on Tuesday called for NATO troops to join African Union forces in a mission to stabilize Mali following a coup last year.
Jan 08, 2013 14:23 EST
Malian soldiers fired warning shots at Islamist fighters overnight amid fears they plan to advance on the government-controlled south of the country, a military source said Tuesday.
Jan 08, 2013 07:42 EST
Malian soldiers fired warning shots at Islamist fighters overnight amid fears that they plan to advance on the government-controlled south of the country, a military source said Tuesday.
Jan 08, 2013 07:06 EST
Thousands took to the streets in predominantly Shiite southern Iraq on Tuesday in a show of support for the Shiite premier after more than two weeks of protests in the mainly Sunni Arab north and west.
Jan 08, 2013 03:42 EST
Rights groups urged the Indonesian government to block a proposed law banning women from sitting astride motorcycles in deeply Islamic Aceh province, where the position is deemed "improper".
Jan 07, 2013 13:32 EST
Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq has claimed a wave of attacks across Iraq in the run-up to Shiite mourning rituals on New Year's Eve that killed 23 people, the SITE Monitoring Service said on Monday.
Jan 07, 2013 11:39 EST
Taliban militants have threatened to attack a rally for election reforms, to be held in Islamabad next week, Pakistani interior minister Rehman Malik said on Monday.
Jan 07, 2013 10:48 EST
A 15-year-old in the Maldives whose father is accused of repeatedly raping her and killing the resulting baby risks being flogged for "fornication" with another man under the nation's strict Islamic law, a police source said Monday.
Jan 07, 2013 10:44 EST
A mother who was convicted of beating her seven-year-old son to death for failing to learn the Koran by heart was jailed in Britain for a minimum of 17 years on Monday.
Jan 06, 2013 14:22 EST
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday warned of "polarisation" across the region as he led a low-key ceremony marking the anniversary of the founding of the country's armed forces.
Jan 06, 2013 13:59 EST
Iran's parliament on Sunday urged "judicial action" against police officers involved in the death in detention of a blogger last year, adding he may have died of "shock."
Jan 06, 2013 11:06 EST
Egypt's minority Coptic Christians celebrate on Monday their first Christmas under Islamist rule and amid a climate of fear and uncertainty for their future.
Jan 05, 2013 23:00 EST
It served as an Ottoman headquarters, a prison, an ice factory and a mill before falling into neglect. Now Najaf's historic and much loved Khan al-Shilan is getting a new lease of life -- as a museum.
Jan 05, 2013 02:43 EST
The United Arab Emirates has rejected a request from Egypt for the release of 11 of its nationals detained for suspected links to Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood, according to the Gulf News newspaper.
Jan 04, 2013 13:22 EST
One of the Islamist groups controlling north Mali said in its political programme handed to regional mediators that it wants autonomy for the north and the rule of sharia law, according to the document seen Friday.
Jan 04, 2013 08:17 EST
The rival leaders of Sudan and South Sudan arrived in Ethiopia Friday for a summit to push stalled economic, oil and security deals between the former civil-war foes, officials said.
Jan 04, 2013 05:14 EST
The death toll from a truck bomb targeting pilgrims after the conclusion of annual mourning rituals for a revered figure in Shiite Islam has risen to 23, an official said on Friday.
Jan 03, 2013 18:39 EST
Thousands of protesters in Sunni-majority areas of Iraq called Thursday for the release of prisoners and the resignation of the Shiite premier, the latest in more than a week of anti-government rallies.
Jan 03, 2013 17:21 EST
Mistrustful ties between Islamist-run Egypt and the United Arab Emirates deteriorated further this week with the reported arrest in the UAE of more than 10 Egyptians allegedly spying for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
Jan 03, 2013 15:53 EST
One of the armed Islamist groups occupying northern Mali, Ansar Dine, said on Thursday that it had revoked a pledge to end hostilities, accusing the government of giving nothing in return.