RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was jailed again after returning to Morocco in September has been released, but still waits to learn whether he will be charged with "conspiring against national security."
Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri, 46, spent 13 years in Guantanamo without charges. The hearing on the charges in Morocco is due to resume on Feb. 23, following multiple postponements.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its international creditors are still weeks away from any possible agreement about the targets that Athens must meet to secure billions to rebuild its shattered economy.
The chairman of the 19 nations using the euro single currency, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, said Thursday "further work is needed in a number of areas before a staff-level agreement can be reached." He said technical-level talks must continue at a good pace so senior officials can...
BALIKESIR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian man saved in a dramatic rescue operation following a migrant boat accident says his goal was to reach Germany but now he is unsure of his future.
Pelan Huseyin, 20, was rescued by a Turkish coast guard helicopter Monday as he clung to the tip of an almost submerged boat which sank in the Bay of Edremit on its way to the Greek island of Lesbos. The incident left 27 dead, including at least 11 children.
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican governor says no escapes have been reported during a brutal fight between rival factions at a prison, which left 52 inmates dead and injured 12 others.
The governor says the battle, which sent flames billowing into the pre-dawn sky, didn't involve guns. It's Mexico's deadliest prison riot in many years. And it comes six days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit another Mexican prison.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A United Nations official says the Islamic militant Hamas has prevented a senior employee of the international organization from leaving the Gaza Strip.
The official said Mahmoud Daher, the Palestinian head of the World Health Organization's Gaza office, was barred from leaving Thursday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the incident.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has appointed a new head of its shadowy Shin Bet internal security agency.
In a statement from his office Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Nadav Argaman would soon head the organization. Argaman, 55, is the current deputy chief. He's been with the Shin Bet since 1983 and spent four years as its representative in the United States.
Netanyahu said he was confident the Shin Bet would "continue to...
BERLIN (AP) — Actor George Clooney says he plans to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in Syria, which has contributed to the surge in refugees coming to Europe over the past year.
Clooney told reporters at the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday that the movie industry is sometimes slow to react to events in the news.
The Hollywood star was asked whether he plans to make a sequel to his 2005 political thriller "Syriana" that...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The judge presiding over the trial for Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre who faces charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes during his rule has said a verdict will be given by May 30.
Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam made the statement Thursday after closing arguments for the unprecedented trial in which one African country is prosecuting the former ruler of another.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested the former president of construction giant Andrade Gutierrez for his suspected role in a bribery scandal involving the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants.
Police arrested Otavio Marques de Azevedo on Wednesday, less than a week after he was placed under house arrest for his involvement in the corruption-kickback scheme engulfing state owned oil company Petrobras. He was arrested in June...