A Moroccan court has convicted two men of homosexuality and public indecency, and sentenced each to four months in prison, in the latest case against gays in this North African nation.
Thousands of women have taken to the streets in Togo to protest the death of an opposition figure who had been jailed.
A Palestinian report shows human rights abuses by the rival governments in the West Bank and Gaza are on the rise.
One Pistorius brother is free of charges -- acquitted Tuesday of culpable homicide in the death of a woman in a road accident. The famous younger brother, Olympian double-amputee Oscar Pistorius,...
Pope Francis has expressed his "closeness to the families of all who died in the Oklahoma tornado," with special concern for "those who lost young children." The pope posted a Twitter message to...
Egyptian officials say troops and police mistakenly fired on a Bedouin funeral in the Sinai during a sweep searching for security personnel kidnapped by suspected militants.
Chinese vice-premier Wang Yang has arrived in Zimbabwe at the start of an official trip to view his nation's burgeoning trade and development ties in Africa.
Egypt's president has signed a new tax law that cuts the amount paid by poorer Egyptians while increasing taxes on small and medium-sized businesses.
A magistrate drops charges against the boyfriend accused in the brutal gang-rape and killing of a teenager that shocked South Africans.
Some members of the rebel alliance who overthrew the president of Central African Republic are protesting outside the luxury hotel where their leader is based.
Spain says it favors a partial lifting of sanctions against Syria that would allow the delivery of "defense material" that could include arms to help protect the population.
Experts commissioned by the operator of a Japanese nuclear plant that faces possible closure because of a suspected active seismic fault say a decision should wait, citing insufficient data.
Boruch Spiegel, one of the last remaining survivors of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, a 1943 revolt by poorly armed Jewish insurgents against the powerful Nazi German force that occupied Poland...
Officials say five Serbian citizens have returned home after spending 21 months in captivity in Libya.
Hungarian police say they are investigating an incident in which an elderly man may have been mauled to death by two donkeys.