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Sudan's military rulers step up crackdown, arrest activists

Amira Osman, a Sudanese women's rights activist, was getting ready for bed a few minutes before midnight when about 30 policemen forced their way into her home in Khartoum last month. The men, many in plainclothes and armed with Kalashnikov rifles, pistols and batons, banged on her bathroom...

Libya politicians on efforts to coordinate roadmap

Lawmakers in the Libyan capital of Tripoli began talks on Sunday on the future of their government, more than a month after the country failed to hold its first presidential election. The First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Fawzi Al-Nuiri, invited deputies to the meeting to...

Morocco's king says boy, 5, trapped in deep well has died

The Moroccan royal palace says a 5-year-old boy who was trapped in a deep well for four days has died. Moroccan King Mohammed VI expressed his condolences to the boy’s parents in a statement released by the palace. The boy, Rayan, was pulled out Saturday night by rescuers after a...