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  • Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi greets supporters in Tripoli on Sunday as envoys from the African Union, including South African President Jacob Zuma, arrived for two days of talks with Col. Gadhafi and rebel leaders. The African Union repeated its call for a cease-fire. (Associated Press)

    LAMBRO: Obama's Libyan dalliance

    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.


  • U.S. adding armed drones against Gadhafi forces

    The United States will deploy for the first time armed Predator drones over Libya to strike more accurately at Col. Moammar Gadhafi's forces loyal and protect civilians, especially in urban areas, defense officials said Thursday.


  • First Lieutenant Ungaro and Second Lieutenant Tilly standby as EOD preps a robot at an IED site in Iraq. (U.S. Army)

    Pentagon team seeks new ways to foil buried explosives

    A Pentagon agency has set up a team of experts to find ways to foil buried homemade explosives that increasingly are killing and maiming troops in Afghanistan.


  • Briefly

    China's Cabinet ordered authorities across the country on Thursday to step up their battle against illegal food additives following several recent tainted-food scandals.


  • Pakistani army rips U.S. for 'negative propaganda'

    The Pakistani army Thursday rejected what it called "negative propaganda" by the United States, hours after the top U.S. military officer accused the country's spy agency of continued links to a powerful Afghan Taliban faction.


  • Illustration: Egypt by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    INNOCENT & BOUASRIA: End U.S. aid to Egypt

    A majority of Americans say they favor cutting U.S. foreign aid. So they should, especially for Egypt. The former president, Hosni Mubarak, left behind a political structure molded in his image. In fact, the soft transfer of power from Mr. Mubarak to the armed forces revealed Egypt's inability to break free from the repressive features of military rule. The result: post-Mubarak Egypt has morphed into a dictatorless tyranny.


  • Tim Hetherington

    2 Western photojournalists killed in Libya

    An aid ship on Thursday ferried the bodies of two Western photojournalists out of the besieged Libyan city of Misrata after they were killed and two others working alongside them were wounded while covering battles between rebels and government forces.


  • Ugandan military police arrest a demonstrator during Monday's "walk to work" protest against the high cost of fuel and food in Kampala. The same day, police arrested Kizza Besigye, the country's top opposition leader, for the third time in a week. Mr. Besigye and about a dozen members of parliament were arrested while they were trying to walk to work. (Associated Press)

    Ugandan protesters ordered shot for walking to work

    Voters who re-elected President Yoweri Museveni in a landslide in February never thought he would repay them by ordering soldiers to shoot them for walking to work.


  • Syrians pray in Clock Square in the center of the city of Homs on Monday. Syrian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition Tuesday at hundreds of anti-government protesters who took over a main square in Homs, the country's third-largest city, witnesses and activists said. (Associated Press)

    Assad reforms not enough for thousands of protesters

    Thousands of students held demonstrations Wednesday against Syria's authoritarian regime, brushing off President Bashar Assad's sweeping declarations of reform as the country's growing protest movement vowed to stage the biggest rallies to date on Friday.


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