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Photo: Al Jazeera March 14, 2011

Battle for control rages in Libya—Gaddafi forces inch towards opposition stronghold of Benghazi while wrangle over UN decision on no-fly zone crawls

by Al Jazeera March 15, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader's forces and rebels are fighting for control of the oil town of Brega as the battle for eastern Libya edged closer to Benghazi, the so-called "rebel capital" in the east....

Libyan forces rout rebels as West’s effort for no-flight zone stalls

by Anthony Shadid New York Times March 15, 2011

AJDABIYA, Libya — Behind tanks, heavy artillery and airstrikes, forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi routed a ragtag army of insurgents and would-be revolutionaries who were holding the last defensive line before the rebel capital of Benghazi on Tuesday....

Surge in drug violence puts prosperity at risk in Monterrey, Mexico’s richest city

by Nick Miroff and and William Booth Washington Post March 10, 2011

When American baseball executives were looking for a place to move the struggling Montreal Expos franchise five years ago, Mexican investors brought them here, to this booming metropolis two hours south of the Texas border....

Egyptians desperate for democracy, but wary of US assistance in part because most past US aid has gone to the military and been interpreted by Egyptia...

by Kathy Lally and Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post March 5, 2011

CAIRO - For years, the United States tried to offer democracy-building help here but was thwarted by an Egyptian government that was committed to the opposite....

Headquarters of Egypt’s widely feared security agency overrun in Cairo

by William Wan and Liz Sly Washington Post March 5, 2011

CAIRO - Hundreds of protesters stormed the headquarters of Egypt's widely feared State Security Investigations agency in Cairo on Saturday and began sifting through thousands of potentially inflammatory documents, marking another step toward dismantling the administration of ousted President Hosni M...

Gaddafi adresses loyal crowd in Tripoli; many protesters shot

by Al Jazeera February 25, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, has appeared in Tripoli's Green Square, to address a crowd of his supporters in the capital....

Swiss freeze Qaddafi assets: How dictators stash their cash 101

by Stephen Kurczy Christian Science Monitor February 25, 2011

Boston — Switzerland on Thursday announced it was freezing any assets in its banks belonging to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, yet another blow to the embattled strongman who faces increasing pressure to step down....

Photo: Andrea Bruce/New York Times

Middle East protests: A country-by-country look

by New York Times February 25, 2011

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Feeding the world: Will there be enough food as world population grows to nine billion?

by The Economist February 24, 2011

THE 1.6-hectare (4-acre) Broadbalk field lies in the centre of Rothamsted farm, about 40km (25 miles) north of London. In 1847 the farm's founder, Sir John Lawes, described its soil as a heavy loam resting on chalk and capable of producing good wheat when well manured. The 2010 harvest did not seem ...

Bengazi, Libya: Citizens protest 42 year rule of Gaddafi—security forces respond, killing 200

by Al Jazeera February 20, 2011

Anti-government protesters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have reportedly seized army vehicles and weapons amid worsening turmoil in the African nation....

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