Courts in Bahrain have issued a string of guilty verdicts against Shiite activists and clerics, including a blogger who was sentenced to one year in prison for insulting the king and inciting hatred against the government.
Macedonia's feuding party leaders agreed late Wednesday to hold early national elections on Dec. 11 to end a festering political crisis that has seen two previously agreed election dates cancelled this year.
A leading member of the nationalist party Alternative for Germany has launched an attack on a prominent Jewish activist, calling for the anti-racism organization she heads to be shut down.
Two dramas that grabbed global attention — the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the removal of Brazil's president — have now concluded.
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to ten years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism on Twitter.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has announced that the interior minister has stepped down and is being replaced by the labor minister.
Israeli media say the government has advanced plans for the construction of 285 housing units in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Two Eritrean baby boys were recovering well at a hospital in Palermo on Wednesday, a week after they were born prematurely in Libya and then -- at only 5 days old -- put on a cramped boat headed to Europe's shores.
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