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  • UNDER FIRE: Two Libyan rebels duck as others take cover when attacked by pro-Gadhafi forces along the front line on the outskirts of Brega, Libya, on Monday. Meanwhile, a government envoy is in Europe for talks about ending the fighting. (Associated Press)

    Gadhafi's inner circle beginning to crack

    Cracks are emerging in Col. Moammar Gadhafi's inner circle, raising the possibility that the Libyan dictator's grip on power may be weakening after 42 years.

  • EDITORIAL: Israel vindicated

    In February 2010, President Obama's genocide muse, National Security Council senior director of multilateral affairs Samantha Power, harshly criticized Israel's reaction to the controversial Goldstone report on the 2008-2009 Gaza War. "Is the correct strategy fighting Goldstone on all fronts?" she asked. Turns out it was; good thing the Israeli government ignored Mrs. Power.

  • A unidentified soldier patrols a street in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Monday, April 4, 2011. The army chief for Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo has rejoined the military days after deserting and seeking refuge at a foreign diplomat's residence, officials said Monday, as fighters backing the democratically elected leader, Alassane Ouattara, sought to topple the entrenched president. (AP Photo/Emanuel Ekra)

    U.N. copter fires at Gbagbo forces in Ivory Coast

    A United Nations helicopter fired at strongman Laurent Gbagbo's forces on Monday as France authorized its military to take out his heavy weapons, an unprecedented escalation in the international community's efforts to oust the entrenched leader.

  • Official: U.N. plane crash in Congo kills 26

    A U.N. plane carrying staff members and peacekeepers crashed Monday upon landing at the airport in Congo's capital, breaking into pieces and killing at least 26 people, a top Congolese aviation official said.

  • Libyan National Transitional Council's Foreign Minister Ali al-Essawi talks during a press conference in Rome on Monday with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini. Italy on Monday recognized the opposition Libyan National Transitional Council as the only legitimate voice in the north African nation, the Italian foreign minister said. Rome also dismissed a diplomatic push in Europe by Moammar Gadhafi's government to discuss an end to the fighting. Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said that any solution to the Libyan conflict involved the departure of Moammar Gadhafi and his family. (Associated Press)

    Libyan rebels reject role for Gadhafi sons

    A diplomatic push by Moammar Gadhafi's regime ran into trouble Monday as opponents at home and abroad rejected any solution to the Libyan conflict that would involve one of his sons taking power.

  • Two men aid another who was wounded in two suicide blasts at one of Pakistan's most important Sufi Muslim shrines near Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan, on Sunday, April 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Saleem Raza)

    Captured bomber in Pakistan vows attacks

    His accomplices brought carnage to a Sufi shrine, but the 14-year-old suicide bomber who was captured after his explosives failed to detonate was unrepentant.

  • **FILE** Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou (Associated Press)

    Greek PM to unveil Libya peace plan in 'next day or two'

    Greece will present a peace initiative for Libya's civil conflict "in the next day or two," Greece's deputy foreign minister told The Washington Times on Monday.

  • Protesters demonstrate in Laghman, Afghanistan, on Monday, April 4, 2011, against a Florida pastor's burning of the Quran, making four straight days of demonstrations, some deadly. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan president: 2 dead in attack are Americans

    Two Americans training security forces were killed Monday by a man in an Afghan police uniform, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said.

  • Libyan rebels on an armed pickup truck drive past an Arabic sign with the words "You are welcome" on their way into the Brega, Libya, during an exchange of fire with pro-Gadhafi forces along the front line at the outskirts of the city on Monday, April 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Italy recognizes rebels as legitimate Libyan voice

    Italy recognized opponents of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi as the country's only legitimate voice on Monday as the rebels advanced on a war-battered oil town and a Gadhafi envoy pressed other European countries for help in ending the crisis.

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