Mar 11, 2013 18:18 EDT
Detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp are staging a hunger strike to protest the confiscation of personal items, including Korans, in early February, their lawyers and prison officials said Monday.
Mar 11, 2013 16:31 EDT
An Egyptian Christian jailed in Libya has been tortured to death in custody, an Egyptian human rights lawyer told AFP in Cairo on Monday, with demonstrators attacking the Libyan embassy in protest.
Mar 11, 2013 15:52 EDT
Some 40 Greenpeace activists were arrested inside an atomic power plant in Argentina on Monday at a protest on the second anniversary of the earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan, the group said.
Mar 11, 2013 15:20 EDT
Dozens of Malian Arabs and Tuaregs protested Monday in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott during a visit by Mali's president, calling for an end to rights abuses by soldiers in their homeland.
Mar 11, 2013 15:02 EDT
Malawi police on Monday arrested 11 people, including the former president's brother and a serving minister, for an alleged coup plot, sparking violent protests.
Mar 11, 2013 14:33 EDT
The International Monetary Fund said Monday that it could provide an emergency short-term loan to Egypt if needed, as talks for a longer-term $4.8 billion financing program have bogged down.
Mar 11, 2013 13:10 EDT
Police said they had detained the deputy head of Bangladesh's main opposition party and a string of top party officials in a major crackdown after clashes rocked the capital Dhaka on Monday.
Mar 11, 2013 12:58 EDT
Hungary's parliament approved Monday changes to the constitution that have raised fears in Brussels and Washington of growing authoritarianism under Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the European Union member state.
Mar 11, 2013 10:53 EDT
Mali's media announced on Monday the launch of a nationwide strike to protest against the arrest of a reporter by the war-torn country's intelligence services.
Mar 11, 2013 10:11 EDT
Toppled president Hosni Mubarak, awaiting trial over his role in the deaths of protesters, believes Egyptians should rally around his Islamist successor and end violent protests, his lawyer told AFP on Monday.
Mar 11, 2013 10:03 EDT
Saudi authorities have freed all but two of a group of women arrested early this month while staging a sit-in to demand the release of Islamist prisoners in the city of Buraida, police said on Monday.
Mar 11, 2013 07:46 EDT
A Bahrain court on Monday acquitted leading Shiite rights activist Yousif al-Muhafda who was on trial for spreading false news, his lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi wrote on his Twitter account.
Mar 11, 2013 06:26 EDT
International Airlines Group says it has accepted a mediator's compromise proposal to end a strike by workers at Spanish airline Iberia in protest against plans to slash jobs and cut salaries following its merger with British Airways.
Mar 11, 2013 06:04 EDT
Malawi police on Monday arrested at least two ex-ministers for an alleged coup plot aimed at preventing President Joyce Banda coming to power last year, sparking protests met with police tear gas.
Mar 10, 2013 15:57 EDT
Greece's finance minister held new talks Sunday with the country's international creditors, hours after the Greek reform team was hit by the resignation of two top officials.
Mar 10, 2013 15:15 EDT
Christians demonstrated in cities around Pakistan on Sunday to protest after a Muslim mob torched more than 100 Christian homes following allegations of blasphemy.
Mar 10, 2013 13:18 EDT
Gunmen killed an anti-government protest organiser in north Iraq on Sunday, while a city council member and a farmer were shot dead in other attacks, police and doctors said.
Mar 10, 2013 11:15 EDT
Supplies of Libyan natural gas to Italy via the Greenstream pipeline have resumed after a week-long interruption caused by clashes between former rebels, the Mellitah Oil and Gas company said on Sunday.
Mar 10, 2013 10:54 EDT
Angry workers staged mass demonstrations in Spanish cities on Sunday, protesting the country's high unemployment rate and demanding political reform.
Mar 10, 2013 10:12 EDT
Azeri police on Sunday arrested about 60 protesters demonstrating against the deaths of 15 soldiers who were killed in accidents or were allegedly abused by their officers in the past two months.