In order to sustain operations, experts say France and Britain need to forge a broader European consensus on Libya intervention.
A boy wades in neck-deep seawater filled with debris while searching for valuable items after a fire razed some 500 houses along a coastal village in Malabon city, north of Manila. The fire, believed to be caused by an exploding liquefied petroleum gas tank, started before dawn. No casualties were reported but at least 3,000 residents lost their homes.
While it was late in embracing movements that ousted old allies in Tunisia and Egypt, France has led on Ivory Coast and Libya. How much are domestic politics influencing this role?
The French rescue was requested by the UN and Japanese after incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo's fighters broke into the ambassador's home.
Renegade President Laurent Gbagbo is surrounded in his presidential bunker, but it would be a mistake, analysts say, to assume the end of his rule means the end of violence in Ivory Coast.
The security situation is preventing the Abobo hospital from replenishing its medical supplies and the wounded from leaving their homes to seek medical treatment.
Ivory Coast’s long-anticipated Nov. 28 presidential election was meant to help the country move beyond its deep divisions. Instead, the vote fueled a political stalemate that sucked the country back into civil war.More than four months after voters elected President Alassane Ouattara, renegade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo still refuses to step down even though rebel forces have now confined him to a bunker beneath the presidential residence. Hundreds of Ivorians have died in increasingly heavy fighting that included attacks this week by the United Nations and France. How did a simple vote turn into this? There are a number of reasons that go back years, even decades.
Forces loyal to Ivory Coast President-elect Alassane Ouattara have stormed the presidential palace and pledged to capture former President Laurent Gbagbo, a day after negotiations for Gbagbo's surrender broke down.
President-elect Alassane Ouattara's plan was to rally the international community to cut off Ivory Coast's finances so renegade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo would be forced to surrender.
Saudi border guards demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.