December 8, 2012 The referendum on the draft constitution is still set for Dec. 15, an official said in an overnight news conference. President Mohammed Morsi had been planning to give up those extra powers then.
December 8, 2012 Egypt's army also warned both supporters and opponents of President Morsi that they must hold talks, otherwise Egypt will enter a "dark tunnel" leading to catastrophe — and the army won't allow it.
December 8, 2012 In many countries, the very young have zero interest in politics. After decades of conflict, however, Gaza is an intensely political place and its young people were out in force to give Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal a hero's welcome — even though many are still suffering the effects of the recent eight-day missile offensive.
December 8, 2012 As its economy prospers, the country has gained an enviable reputation in its often-turbulent West African neighborhood. It's admired for being a relative oasis of stability and peace in the region — despite tensions in the build-up to the vote.
December 7, 2012 The rebels have been increasingly active in and around Damascus and now say that they consider the main airport, south of the city, to be a battle zone.
December 7, 2012 Farmers in the communist nation were once banned from freely selling their crops. As the country struggles to feed itself, the government has begun to accept a greater role for the profit motive. Now each night, in a muddy vacant lot on the edge of Havana, a market appears after sundown.