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President Obama seems to have trouble giving the Libyan rebels what they need most in their life-and-death struggle to topple Col. Moammar Gadhafi's repressive dictatorship: weapons.
A global health fund believes millions of dollars worth of its donated malaria drugs have been stolen in recent years, vastly exceeding the levels of theft previously suspected, according to confidential documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The wife of a prominent human rights lawyer who disappeared for two months amid a massive Chinese security crackdown said her husband has returned home and appears to be well.
Col. Moammar Gadhafi's loyalists shelled a mountain town and clashed with opposition forces in a besieged coastal city Wednesday, rebels said, as the Libyan leader sought to quell resistance in the western part of the country, which is largely under his control.
Heavy fighting raged Tuesday in the western Libyan city of Misrata, witnesses said, while a NATO commander complained the alliance was having trouble destroying Col. Moammar Gadhafi's mortars and rockets attacking rebels there, and Britain said it would send senior military officers to advise the opposition in the east.
Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters Tuesday, killing at least three amid rising international concern over the strategically located nation.
Croatia is headed toward another war. The Balkans - again - will explode with violence. It is only a matter of time. And the so-called "international community" has been pivotal in stoking the flames of ethnic conflict.
About four months ago, at about midnight, 16-year-old Wetemwami crept out of the military camp that had been his home for three years.
The late Croatian President Franjo Tudjman had every reason to think that he could get way with ridding Croatia of its pesky Krajina Serbs ("U.N. court convicts Balkan wartime hero to Croatians," Web, Friday).