Morocco's King Mohammed VI responded swiftly last year to protests. He offered up a series of reforms, including changes to the constitution. But activists say the changes were limited, and they continue to push for more reforms.
Chaos inevitably erupts in China each year when millions of people swamp the transport system as they return to their hometowns for Lunar New Year celebrations. This year, authorities thought selling tickets online would make things easier. Instead, it led to long waits and short tempers.
NATO said in a statement early Friday morning that there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash in southern Afghanistan. A military official said all six dead were Americans. The cause of the crash is being investigated.
The wreck of the cruise liner Costa Concordia, which ran aground last week off the coast of Tuscany, is not unlike a car accident. The first order of business is determining whether it's worth repairing or it gets junked. Then there's the question of how best to go about it — and who pays.
Anouar Male is a former Algerian political prisoner who went to Syria as one of the Arab League monitors. He quit this week, calling the mission a sham. Audie Cornish hears from him — and she talks to NPR's Peter Kenyon about the mission overall.
In the modern history of Asia, college students have often played a leading role in pushing for political reform. But in Malaysia, a 40-year-old law bans the country's college students from participating in politics. Adam Adli, 22, is leading a high-profile battle to abolish the law.
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