CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for "inciting debauchery."
The clip, a low-budget production entitled "Hands Off," or "Sib Eddi" in Egyptian Arabic, contains no nudity but plenty of scantily-clad booty shaking by the woman, Reda el-Fouly, who dances to the voice of a singer called Mena.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's federal high court is ordering drug agents to release a newly-elected senator, and suspend his extradition proceedings. The judge said there shouldn't be any action against the senator until a court ruling Wednesday on a suit he filed to block his extradition.
And he's ordered the country's attorney general and the head of Nigeria's Drug Law Enforcement Agency to appear in court by noon tomorrow to show why they shouldn't be charged with...
DUBLIN (AP) — Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald announced Monday that the bill to legalize gay marriage, following its landslide approval in Friday's referendum, should be passed before lawmakers' planned July 16 summer recess.
She says as part of the law, those gay couples already scheduled to be wed in civil partnership ceremonies...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.
Rodriguez is trying to beat the odds by running as an independent for governor of Nuevo Leon, a wealthy and strategic state bordering Texas.
The June 7 midterm election is the first time the country has allowed unaffiliated candidates, thanks to an...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Suriname's President Desi Bouterse is betting that elections to choose the South American country's next Parliament will keep him and his party in power for another five years.
Most recent polls conducted in Suriname give a comfortable majority to Bouterse's party. The 69-year-old was dictator of Suriname twice after leading coups, but was elected democratically to his current term.