CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country.
The main evidence cited in the 57-page document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday was footage produced by the journalists that included voices critical of the government and showed the turmoil in Egypt after the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last...
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic signed a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday in neighboring Republic of Congo.
The ceremony was carried live on the Republic of Congo's state television.
The signing on Wednesday comes after heavy pressure from regional mediators and only one day after the Seleka Muslim rebels failed to show up for the second day of talks....
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg landed Wednesday in Israel in spite of a U.S. flight ban amid the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, offering the country support amid growing international frustration over the violence.
Bloomberg arrived at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport on Israel's national carrier El Al, where he was met by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — After years of exhaustive preparation formulating tactics to deliver success, comes the final push for glory in Scotland.
Not just for the thousands of athletes in Glasgow for the start of the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday but also for the nationalist politicians trying to persuade Scots to sanction the breakup of Britain.
The once-in-a-generation chance to change the course of a nation's history comes in less than two...
TOCOA, Honduras (AP) — Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.
Then the killers came looking for her.
Ramirez had seen Facebook messages and heard from relatives that mothers travelling to the United States with children would be allowed to stay if they made it across the border, so she took off...
PARIS (AP) — Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, several thousands of demonstrators marched Wednesday through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this time in a legal protest.
With banners featuring slogans such as "Boycott Israel" and "Israel Murderer," demonstrators tested a government grappling with how best to allow freedom of expression while containing violence — and hate speech against France's Jews.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus (AHN'-yuh NEE'-dring-hows) and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.
The ruling announced today by a court in Kabul followed a two-hour court hearing yesterday and a three-month police investigation.
Six judges at the Kabul District Court found the former Afghan police unit...