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Nearly a year after a Moroccan teen took her life after being wed to her rapist, the country is poised to change a law allowing "seducers" to escape prosecution by marrying their victims. Rights activists were heartened by Justice Minister Mustapha...
Tags: Morocco, Sex Crimes, Feminism, Civil Rights, Rape
A deadly hostage-taking at an Algerian gas complex and an armed international confrontation in Mali herald the opening of another front in the global war on terrorism and serve as stark reminders that Al Qaeda retains the power to inflict death and...
Tags: Terrorism, Defense, U.S. Department of State, Africa, Al-Qaeda
The son of the late strongman Moammar Kadafi appeared in a Libyan court Thursday for the first time, facing charges tied to the controversial detention of his attorney last year. Seif Islam Kadafi has been accused of crimes against humanity by the...
World NowTwo protesters were killed Friday after a massive protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis turned violent, devolving into chaos after protesters scaled an embassy wall and set off a huge explosion with a Molotov cocktail....
World NowKonate is one of more than 16,000 people who have boarded boats and landed on Malta over the past decade, often by accident. The tiny Mediterranean nation is a refugee destination out of happenstance, as people fleeing North Africa aim their boats at...
World NowMore countries around the world are clamping down on religious freedom and harassment and intimidation of religious groups has surged, according to a new study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The new report tracked changes in religious...
World NowEgyptian President Mohamed Morsi plans to visit Iran this month for an international summit in what would mark the highest-level official contact between the two nations in more than 30 years, according to Egypt's state news agency....
L.A. NOWChristopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in an attack on the consulate there, was raised in a musical San Francisco Bay Area family and played the saxophone “about at the Bill Clinton level,” his stepfather joked in a tribute...
L.A. NOWNakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the anti-Islamic film "Innocence of Muslims," used aliases to deceive people, a prosecutor says. Nakoula apparently has used names including Sam Bacile, Abanob Basseley Nakoula and Mark Basseley Youssef....
How do you convey to the world the American ideal of free speech or curious turns of phrase like "stump speech" and "gerrymandering"? Abderrahim Foukara does it daily, as Al Jazeera's bureau chief in Washington. I first met the Moroccan-born journalist at...
Only 27% of people older than age 15 globally are working more than 30 hours a week for an employer, according to a new report from Gallup. The percentage is highest in North America, where it’s 41%. But in sub-Saharan Africa, just 12% of adults...
World NowThe airing of the documentary, Femme de la Rue, ignited a firestorm last week in Belgium and France over the unwanted attention that many women report getting in the streets. The furor appears to be fueling real action: The Belgium interior minister...
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