Mar 16, 2013 03:09 EDT
Muslim and Western nations overcame deep divisions to agree on a landmark United Nations code to combat violence against women and girls.
Mar 16, 2013 00:15 EDT
Unrest in northern Mali has left Liya Ag Ablil living in exile for years, but as he takes his Saharan desert blues to the wider world, he looks forward to peace back home.
Mar 16, 2013 00:01 EDT
Muslim and western nations overcame deep divisions to agree a historic United Nations declaration setting out a code of conduct for combatting violence against women.
Mar 15, 2013 15:15 EDT
Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated in Cairo on Friday to press for the army to assume power in a country plagued by unrest and instability two years after a revolution which toppled president Hosni Mubarak.
Mar 15, 2013 13:17 EDT
UN envoy on the Western Sahara conflict, Christopher Ross, is to start a new tour next week in a bid to revive talks between Morocco and the Polisario Front, a UN spokesman said Friday.
Mar 15, 2013 11:43 EDT
Stung by mounting allegations of human rights abuses, Syrian rebels are keen to show off their treatment of prisoners from the increasingly brutal conflict.
Mar 15, 2013 06:10 EDT
US President Barack Obama says his forthcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories is to "listen" to both sides and hear their views on how to move forward after over two years without peace talks.
Mar 15, 2013 05:42 EDT
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has warned that a UN document demanding global standards to prevent violence against women is un-Islamic and would lead to the "complete degradation of society."
Mar 14, 2013 19:42 EDT
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday expressed his sorrow over the dozens of people killed in recent violence in Port Said, following a court verdict over a deadly riot at a football match there last year.
Mar 14, 2013 18:31 EDT
US President Barack Obama said Thursday his forthcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories was to "listen" to both sides and hear their views on how to move forward after over two years without peace talks.
Mar 14, 2013 15:31 EDT
The International Monetary Fund will send a new mission to Egypt to discuss the next steps toward a potential aid program, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.
Mar 14, 2013 11:27 EDT
The Muslim world on Thursday expressed hopes for better ties with the Vatican under new Pope Francis, after years of strained relations with Benedict XVI who was seen as hostile to Islam.
Mar 14, 2013 10:50 EDT
The Egyptian opposition is more determined than ever to boycott parliamentary elections after Islamist President Mohamed Morsi challenged a court decision delaying the polls, former Arab League chief Amr Mussa said on Thursday.
Mar 14, 2013 10:33 EDT
Pope Francis embarked Thursday on a ground-breaking papacy as the first Latin American leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics and a Church in turmoil.
Mar 14, 2013 09:26 EDT
South Africa dropped captain Bongani Khumalo Thursday for a 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Central African Republic in Cape Town this month.
Mar 14, 2013 08:01 EDT
Pope Francis received a flood of goodwill messages from around the world Thursday with non-Catholics hoping his papacy will usher in better ties with the Vatican.
Mar 14, 2013 06:32 EDT
Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning, Al-Azhar, said on Thursday that it wants "better relations" with the Vatican under Pope Francis.
Mar 13, 2013 15:42 EDT
Arab interior ministers gathered for a security meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday accused Iran of supplying "logistic help to terrorist operations" in Bahrain and Yemen.
Mar 13, 2013 14:33 EDT
It is not as ornate the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, but a life-sized replica of the polychrome ceiling of an 18th-century synagogue inspired awe as it was unveiled in the Polish capital.
Mar 13, 2013 12:11 EDT
Arab interior ministers were advised to confront the spread of extremism through social media networks with their own cyber knowhow, as they gathered for a security meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday.