Osama bin Laden? Citizen weapon seizures? Muammar Qaddafi blames Osama bin Laden and hallucinogenic drugs for the Libya protests. Qaddafi urges citizens to take weapons away from armed protestors adding that "no sane person" would join the protests against his rule.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is earning widespread condemnation for his brutal tactics against a populist uprising. As the international community wrestles with how best to show their disapproval, one suggested option is imposing sanctions – a step French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the European Union to take. But their effectiveness is hotly contested. Here’s a look at how useful sanctions have been in changing the behavior of other nations.
An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has plunged the South Korean farming sector into crisis mode, threatening the livelihoods of a generation of farmers and hitting consumers.
Exuberance fills the streets of eastern Libya, but many can't shake the fear that Col. Muammar Qaddafi will find a way to crush their revolt.
Umm Karim, a mother of four, can only afford one meal per day. Her teenage sons both lost their jobs when the factory they worked in burned down in Egypt's revolution.
A small Internet posting in China triggered a massive response from the state this week, highlighting just how concerned the government is that citizens might be inspired by protesters in Egypt, Libya, or at home.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is almost entirely isolated from the international community now, as EU leaders call for sanctions and the African Union condemns his actions.
In an interview, two of Donald Trump's children outline the firm's investment vision for Panama, unveiling the first Trump tower outside the US.
South Korea, one of the biggest investors in construction projects in the Middle East for more than 40 years and a major importer of oil, may have more to fear than most as it evacuates Koreans in Libya.
With the New Zealand earthquake death toll now at 98, authorities have mounted the country's largest-ever rescue operation in a bid to save as many of the 226 missing people as they can.
Italy and Spain depend on Libya for as much as 22 percent and 13 percent of total crude consumption, respectively, a supply not easily replaced on short notice.
Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, was a bombing ordered by Muammar Qaddafi, according to a former Libyan justice minister, in an interview with a Swedish newspaper. All 243 passengers and 16 crew members on Pan Am Flight 103 were killed.
A South Sudanese man who was sent to Cuba to receive a communist education is back in South Sudan, reaping the benefits of a booming economy.
In eastern Libya, local youths – some in uniform, some with guns slung over their shoulders – and tribes that have dropped their support for Qaddafi appear to be running the show.
South Sudan's charges that Khartoum is arming rebel movements to destabilize the future independent country could further strain between the historic rivals.
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India's first bill to protect women against sexual harassment has been slammed for excluding a provision for domestic workers who make up the bulk of women workers.