Rebel forces fended off Moammar Gadhafi's troops in the western part of Libya on Tuesday, and thousands of people fleeing the violence massed at the North African nation's borders prompting warnings from international aid groups of a humanitarian crisis.
Israel's defense minister said Monday that his country would be ready to talk peace with Syria if Damascus were serious about doing so — a sharp departure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's go-slow approach to peacemaking while the Middle East is in turmoil.
Egypt's top prosecutor has banned ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his family from travel abroad and ordered their funds "impounded," the state TV reported Monday.
Osama bin Laden's deputy sought to co-opt the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia in a new message, urging the countries' peoples to create Islamic states and warning that the United States is trying to manipulate the events to ensure American and Israeli interests are preserved.
Those of us who lived through long decades of the Cold War can look back to mistaken views of a world scene played out on many stages. Then, as now, drama tended to overshadow more important currents.
Large numbers of police — and new tactics such as shrill whistles and street cleaning trucks — squelched overt protests in China for a second Sunday in a row after more calls for peaceful gatherings modeled on recent democratic movements in the Middle East.
As Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime crumbles, questions are being raised about whether Britain, the United States and others were too quick to embrace a volatile despot linked to terrorism and oppression as they sought lucrative business deals.
Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman on Sunday criticized President Obama's handling of the ongoing revolution in Libya, urging the White House to enforce a "no-fly" zone over the North African country to prevent strongman Moammar Gadhafi from using air power against anti-government protesters.
Iraq's prime minister, following a string of deadly anti-government protests, gave his ministers on Sunday 100 days to improve their performance or risk being fired.