Daniel Tovrov

France: 10 More Islamists Arrested In Raids

French police arrested 10 more suspected Islamic radicals during pre-dawn raids across the country on Wednesday, marking the second such day of mass arrests in less than a week.

Syrian Troops Begin Pullout From 'Calm' Cities

The Syrian government began withdrawing troops from some cities on Tuesday, the first sign after more than a year of violence that President Bashar al-Assad is taking a peace plan seriously.

Nigeria: Boko Haram's Violence Moves South

Nigerian rebel group Boko Haram has established bomb-making factories in the southern state of Kogi, a sign that the group is spreading around the country and could be gaining strength.

Myanmar Election Results: Aung San Suu Kyi Victorious

Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi and the opposition National League for Democracy declared victory after Sunday's by-elections. Speaking to thousands of supporters from party headquarters in Yangon, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate hailed the success as the beginning of a new era for politics in Burma.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar Elections Unfair

Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi criticized the national elections in which she is taking part, saying on Friday that widespread irregularities went beyond what is acceptable for democratic elections.

Syria: Iraq PM Warns Against Arming Rebels

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Thursday that arming anyone in Syria could lead to a proxy war. Maliki made his comments during a speech at an Arab League summit in Baghdad, adding that diplomacy and a serious national dialogue are the only ways to stop the year-long violence in Syria.

West African Leaders Cancel Mali Visit

A group of West African president's cancelled their visit to Mali mid-flight after hundreds of pro-junta supporters rushed the runway at Bamako's airport on Thursday.

Sudan: World Powers Fear New Civil War

A number of international powers rushed to warn Sudan that recent military clashes near the border with South Sudan are propelling the nations toward war yet again.

MEK 'Only Way To Stop Iran': Giuliani

Undeterred by a federal investigation into his peers, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has shown unwavering support for an Iranian dissident group called the People's Mujahedin of Iran, also known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK.

Turkey Closes Embassy In Syria As Border Clashes Escalate

Turkey closed its embassy in Damascus on Monday, as the country stepped closer to suspending diplomatic ties with President Bashar al-Assad. Meanwhile, the Syrian military has cracked down on dissidents trying to cross the Syria-Turkey border.

Pope Benedict Travels To Communist Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba on Monday. The three-day trip marks the second time that the head of the Catholic Church has visited the island nation since the Communist Revolution of 1959.