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Islamists dominate urban areas in Morocco’s local elections, come in second overall

Islamists dominate urban areas in Morocco’s local elections, come in second overall

Morocco’s Interior Ministry says preliminary results of local and regional elections show a party created by the king’s political counselor leading, but with a strong showing by the Islamists.…

6 peacekeepers, including 4 US soldiers, injured in Sinai explosions, Pentagon announces

6 peacekeepers, including 4 US soldiers, injured in Sinai explosions, Pentagon announces

The Defense Department announced late Thursday that four U.S. soldiers and two Multinational Force and Observers’ peacekeepers were injured by improvised explosive devices in the Northeast Sinai region of Egypt.…

Guatemala swears in new president after Perez Molina resigns

Guatemala swears in new president after Perez Molina resigns

Guatemala’s newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following the surprise resignation earlier Thursday of President Otto Perez…

Judge accepts charges filed against former head of Brazil nuclear power firm

Judge accepts charges filed against former head of Brazil nuclear power firm

A federal judge Thursday accepted the charges filed by prosecutors against the former head of Eletronuclear, the state-owned company that operates Brazil’s two nuclear power plants, for his suspected role…

Mexico’s president acknowledges distrust, fear in state-of-nation speech

Mexico’s president acknowledges distrust, fear in state-of-nation speech

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has acknowledged that Mexico’s crime, corruption and economic troubles have caused distrust and anger among Mexicans.…

Bombs at mosque in Yemen’s capital kill at least 20 people

Bombs at mosque in Yemen’s capital kill at least 20 people

An Islamic State-claimed suicide bomber and a subsequent car bombing killed at least 20 people Wednesday at a mosque in Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid the country’s raging civil war,…

SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism and hurting interests of Palestinians

SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism and hurting interests of Palestinians

The chief executive of SodaStream, the beverage maker that is shuttering its West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, is accusing his company’s critics of anti-Semitism and…

Head of UN cultural agency says destruction of Syrian temple by IS ‘intolerable crime’

Head of UN cultural agency says destruction of Syrian temple by IS ‘intolerable crime’

The head of the U.N.…

Nigeria’s former security adviser pleads not guilty to illegal weapons charge

Nigeria’s former security adviser pleads not guilty to illegal weapons charge

Nigeria’s former national security adviser has pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing weapons illegally.…

IMF’s head says global economic growth likely to be weaker than earlier expected

IMF’s head says global economic growth likely to be weaker than earlier expected

The head of the International Monetary Fund says global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected and will remain at moderate levels.…