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Egypt Muslims, Christians clash over prophet cartoon

Cairo, Dec 31, 2011 (AFP) Sectarian clashes broke out in the southern Egyptian province of Assiut after a Christian student posted a drawing of the Muslim prophet...

Egypt: UN rights office voices alarm at raids on offices on...

Geneva, December 31, 2011 The United Nations human rights office voiced alarm yesterday at reports that the Egyptian military has carried out raids against the...

U.N. chief to focus on sustaining Arab Spring

December 31,2011 (AP) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his second term as chief of the United Nations, wants to help people who rose up in the...

Saudi diesel grant covers two months: Yemen oil minister

By REUTERS December 30,2011 Yemen’s oil minister said on Saturday that a grant of diesel from Saudi Arabia would be enough to cover the country's needs for...

Lower House Speaker Committed to Promoting Participatory, Consultative Approach

Rabat, December 31, 2011 New Speaker of the House of Representatives, Karim Ghellab, expressed his determination to promote a participatory and consultative approach regarding the...

Iran test fires long range missiles; minister says oil price to...

December 31, 2011 Iran test-fired long range missiles on Saturday during a naval exercise in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency said, following a...

Touaregs back fight against al-Qaeda

By Jemal Oumar Nouakchott, December 31, 2011 A prominent Touareg group says al-Qaeda is "an intruder" on their territory. A leading Touareg separatist group in northern Mali...

Exclusive Interview with Pakistani Counter-extremism movement Khudi

By Loubna Flah Morocco World News Casablanca, December 31,  2011 Pakistan, a country devastated by all types of evils ranging from corruption, to terrorism has been battling...

Egypt risks losing military aid with raids

WASHINGTON, December 30, 2011 (AFP) Egypt runs some risk of losing $1.5 billion in US military aid now that Egyptian prosecutors and police have stirred...

Panetta calls Egypt military chief over NGO raids

WASHINGTON, December 30, 2011 (AFP) US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta conveyed his "deep concern" Friday to Egypt's military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi over police...

Morocco intercepts 32 migrants off its Mediterranean coast

RABAT, December 30, 2011 (AFP) Morocco's navy on Friday intercepted 32 of the country's nationals as they tried to reach southern Spain by rubber dinghy,...

Egypt to stop raids on NGOs: US official

WASHINGTON, December 30, 2011 (AFP) Egypt has assured the United States that it will stop raids on US and other pro-democracy groups and that it...

Al-Qaeda trying to recruit fighters in Libya: report

WASHINGTON, Dec 30, 2011 (AFP) Al-Qaeda has sent seasoned militants to Libya in a bid to recruit a fighting force after the fall of Moamer...

Mark Zuckerberg Celebrates Christmas and New Year where Facebook is Banned

By Nidal Chebbak Morocco World News Fez, December 30, 2011 The Communist State of Vietnam unofficially bans the use of Facebook on its territory. Despite the tight...

Egypt crackdown calls into question army’s reform pledges

By Jailan Zayan Cairo, Dec 30, 2011 (AFP) A major clampdown on human rights groups in Egypt has called into question the ruling military's pledges of reform, drawing...

Free Syrian Army halts operations as 250,000 protestors rally across Idlib

By AL ARABIYA WITH AGENCIES December 30, 2011 Syria’s opposition army, Free Syrian Army, has ordered its fighters to stop offensive operations pending a meeting with Arab...

UN concern over Egypt raids on rights groups

GENEVA, Dec 30, 2011 (AFP) Raids by Egyptian police on rights groups were aimed at intimidating campaigners, the UN human rights body said Friday, calling for an...

Leila Hanafi, MWN’s Moroccan-American Law Personality of the Year

Morocco World News New York, December 30, 2011 Please allow us to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for Leila’s service as a staunch rule...

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