How Goldman Sachs created the food crisis (opinion)

by Frederick Kaufman Foreign Policy April 27, 2010

Demand and supply certainly matter. But there’s another reason why food across the world has become so expensive: Wall Street greed. ...

Syrian security forces kill dozens of protesters

by Tara Bahrampour Washington Post April 23, 2010

BEIRUT — Syrians who took to the streets Friday after prayers knew they were defying threats from their president....

Fighting nears Tripoli, where Quaddafi keeps grip on power

by Kareem Fahim and David D. Kirkpatrick New York Times February 23, 2010

BAIDA, Libya — As rebellion crept closer to the capital and defections of military officers multiplied, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi called on thousands of mercenaries and irregular security forces on Wednesday to defend his bastion in Tripoli, in what residents said was a desperate and dangerous turn ...

Somalis ‘at war’ with Ethiopia

by BBC News December 13, 2006

"All Somalis should take part in this struggle against Ethiopia," Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys said from Mogadishu. Fresh heavy fighting is reported near the weak Somali government's Baidoa base, amid fears conflict could plunge the entire Horn of Africa into crisis. ...