Today's Story Line

In Zimbabwe, one woman's plight has highlighted disparities in the treatment of women in Africa. Women in Iran, gaining more freedom, turn to a questionable trend. And women around the world celebrated International Women's Day yesterday (page 8).

A group of ethnic Albanian soldiers, part of the former Kosovo Liberation Army, pose a special dilemma for US soldiers posted in Kosovo.

Faye Bowers Deputy world editor

REPORTERS ON THE JOB

*NOSE TO NOSE: When the Monitor's Scott Peterson pressed the plastic surgeon in his story today on the psychology behind the requests of women seeking his services, he provided lots of minute detail. He showed Scott before and after sketches, and explained the procedure, which Scott says sounds like torture, in detail. But he wouldn't give on why the women think it's so important, because, he said, "It is great for me, because it means more business."

HELP FOR MRS. MAHUREVA

* BUYBACK: The agency helping the widow in Zimbabwe has not yet raised half of the $12,940 needed to buy out the new owner of her home. Readers who want to help may send money orders to either of the following:

Rita Makarau P.O. Box 388 Harare, Zimbabwe

HelpAge Zimbabwe Attn: Mr. D. Mhizha 32 Hillside Road Hillside, Harare

Let us hear from you.

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