BAGHDAD (AP) ¿ Iraq's top Shiite cleric stepped up the pressure Friday on politicians to agree on Iraq's next prime minister, after incumbent Nouri al-Maliki lost the confidence of former allies in the fight against Sunni militants.
The results of primary elections in Maryland on Tuesday bode well for LGBT rights -- at least according to Equality Maryland, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization.
A group of Baltimore youths are calling on the school board to pull out of its agreement to purchase energy from a planned incinerator that will burn waste within a mile of two schools in one of the most polluted neighborhoods of the city.
As expected, former Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won the latest Egyptian election for president by a landslide, giving the military establishment total control of all governmental instruments of power. He won 92 percent of the votes with 46 percent turnout. President-elect el-Sissi now has an historic chance to usher in a new democratic Egypt. Unfortunately, the last 10 months of his rule have indicated a far different future for his struggling country.
The two women who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage received honorary degrees during Johns Hopkins University's commencement ceremonies in Baltimore on Thursday.
Sen. Ben Cardin will join a congressional delegation headed to Ukraine this weekend to monitor the country's presidential election, which is taking place amid that country's tense standoff with Russia.
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin met with members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot on Tuesday to bring attention to human rights abuses in Russia as well as his efforts to expand economic sanctions against top officials in the country.
A plan to sell Baltimore's public housing high rises to private developers has left us residents concerned about guarantees of our rights, oversight of maintenance, loss of union jobs and the loss of our homes.
The mother of a Maryland man with Down syndrome who died during a confrontation with police last year told a Senate panel Tuesday that the federal government needs to spend more to train law enforcement on how to approach the disabled and mentally ill.
Ashraf Ghani left a comfortable life as an anthropology professor at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to help rebuild his war-torn homeland of Afghanistan after U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban government. Now, he is a step away from becoming its president, expected to compete in a runoff election against the front-runner, Abdullah Abdullah.