Defectors from Syria's armed forces raided an intelligence compound near the capital Damascus Wednesday.
Some Western observers see Morocco's referendum on constitutional reform today as forging a new path for embattled Arab leaders. It is widely expected to pass, but many protesters boycotted.
A member of Norway's Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (His Majesty the King's Guard) is seen during a changing of the guard ceremony in Oslo.
Egyptian finance officials, in Washington to press the IMF and World Bank for debt relief, appeal to US political and business leaders to get off the sidelines and invest in the 'new' Egypt.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI says Moroccans will vote on proposed constitutional changes in a national referendum. The country's reform movement wants to lessen the monarchy's power.
The Middle East has been riveted by the success of the grass-roots revolution that ended Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year reign.
Violence on the North Africa coast comes as Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front begin informal talks at the United Nations in New York over the disputed Western Sahara.
Legendary rocker Elton John will appear at an upcoming music festival in Morocco, despite the protests of some anti-gay religious conservatives.
Morocco has ordered dozens of Christian aid workers in five major cities to be deported this week, with a Western official saying there may be another wave. The expulsions call into question an unspoken but longstanding truce.
Boys play football on a dusty patch of land on the streets in Bentiu, south-central Sudan, on Nov. 8. Bentiu was a flash point during the two-decade civil war between North and South Sudan.