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  • Split of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood blow to regional group

    Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood has formally split after 70 years — a breakup blamed on long-running ideological disputes, but also on a government attempt to further weaken what was once the country's main opposition group. The split deals a new...
  • Brazil leader facing turbulence, but ouster unlikely

    Massive protests calling for the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff have narrowed her options to fend off political and economic crises and will mean more turbulence for the nation in the months to come, but her ouster remains highly...
  • Hundreds of thousands march to ask Brazil president's ouster

    Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians marched peacefully Sunday in more than 150 cities around the country to demand President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment and to criticize government corruption amid a sprawling graft inquiry at state-run oil firm...
  • Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Brazil to demand president's impeachment

    Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Brazil to demand president's impeachment
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faced the biggest challenge yet of her young and turbulent second term, as hundreds of thousands of protesters took to streets in more than 150 cities to demand her impeachment and an end to corruption. The Sunday...
  • Venezuela conducts military exercises, claiming US threat

    Soldiers rolled out shoulder-fired missiles, fighter planes and armored trucks Saturday for the first of 10 days of military exercises that the president of socialist-governed Venezuela says are needed to protect against a looming threat from the U.S. As...
  • In Ferguson, a night of political theater, protest and peace

    In Ferguson, a night of political theater, protest and peace
    Facing off across the very spot where two St. Louis-area police officers were wounded by gunfire less than 24 hours earlier, police and protesters engaged in a long evening of stare-downs and posturing late Thursday. A line of police officers stood next...
  • Egypt seeks to bolster economy after four years of turmoil

    Egypt seeks to bolster economy after four years of turmoil
    Egypt on Friday opened an international investors’ conference that it hopes will drum up billions of dollars in business and help revive an economy that has been in dire straits for the last four years of political turmoil. Heavy security...
  • US boosts non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition

    The Obama administration says it wants to boost non-lethal assistance to moderate Syrian opposition groups. In an announcement coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the start of the conflict, the State Department said Friday it is working with...
  • A look at key events in Syria since March 2011

    As the Syrian crisis enters its fifth year, here are some of the key events since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began: — March 2011: Protests erupt in the city of Daraa over security forces' detention of a group of boys accused of...
  • Activists' disruption of skid row tour was legal, court rules

    Activists' disruption of skid row tour was legal, court rules
    Los Angeles police erred in 2011 when they arrested a homeless activist and threatened criminal sanctions against others for holding a noisy protest on skid row, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit...
  • Syria's 4-year march toward destruction

    It began in March 2011 with a few words spray-painted on a schoolyard wall: "Your turn is coming, doctor." The doctor in question was Syrian President Bashar Assad, a trained ophthalmologist whose family has ruled the country for more than 40 years....