A battered but still boisterous Syrian opposition movement and a worn out and increasingly isolated government confronted each other again on Friday on the last Muslim Sabbath before the emotionally charged holy month of Ramadan.
Britain has ordered the Libyan Embassy's remaining staff members to leave the country and has recognized the Libyan rebels' ruling council as the only official representative of the North African nation, Foreign Secretary William Hague told a televised news conference Wednesday.
It was supposed to be a defining moment for Norwegian terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik.
He'd hoped that the first hearing Monday into last week's twin attacks would be televised live by the world's media. He wanted to dress in a uniform to defend his actions as part of a bid to trigger an anti-Islamic revolution in Europe.
As the Libyan war grinds on across three fronts and rebel forces find themselves pinned down on their own territory outside two strategic eastern oil cities, the rebels' most resolute European ally, France, is insisting that they negotiate with Moammar Gadhafi to peacefully end their 5-month-old uprising.
To save themselves, Rahmo Ibrahim Madey and three of her children escaped on foot this month from southern Somalia's Bakol region — a drought-racked land controlled by the Islamist militants of al-Shabab.