A Guatemalan court has convicted former dictator Efrain Rios Montt of genocide and crimes against humanity, with a jail term of 80 years, in the first such sentence handed down against a former Latin American leader.
Three people who came into contact with France's only confirmed case of coronavirus have tested negative for the SARS-like disease, with results pending on two others, health minister Marisol Touraine said yesterday in Lille.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was back in court yesterday for a retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of protesters, reopening a case that has shown the problems of the judicial system in post-revolutionary Egypt.
Israeli police held back thousands of ultra- conservative Jews who tried to drive liberal women worshippers from Judaism's sacred Western Wall, marking a shift in the authorities' handling of a long-running religious schism.
Former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan's party enjoyed a late surge of support on the eve of a landmark election, raising the prospect of a fragmented parliament that could lead to weeks of haggling to form a coalition government.
JERUSALEM: Back-of-the-bus seating for women on public transport in Israel will be outlawed soon, its justice minister said yesterday, pledging sweeping legislation to stop Jewish religious zealots trying to enforce gender segregation in many spheres of life.