ALGIERS, Algeria — Ten suspected Islamists and three soldiers
were killed in a fierce gunbattle in the Sahara Desert when a
convoy of heavily armed militants was attacked by the Algerian
army, officials said Saturday.
ACCRA, Ghana — President Obama dashed with pride onto the
continent of his ancestors this weekend, challenging its people to
shed corruption and conflict in favor of peace. "Yes, you can," he
said to all of Africa.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Al-Qaida's North African branch
has claimed responsibility for the killing of an American aid
worker shot dead this week in Mauritania's capital, Al-Jazeera TV
The popular uprising unfolding in Iran right now really is
remarkable. It is the rarest of rare things — more rare than snow
in Saudi Arabia, more unlikely than finding a ham sandwich at the
Wailing Wall, more unusual than water-skiing in the Sahara. It is a
popular uprising in a Middle East…
Some have been paved over with commerce. Others have turned into
tony resorts or spas frequented by the rich and the frazzled. All
were once dude ranches sprawling far out in the desert, off of
roads named Silverbell and Campbell, River and Wilmot.
LAAYOUNE REFUGEE CAMP, Western Sahara — Marathon runners from
more than two dozen countries raced through the rock-strewn desert
of Western Sahara on Monday to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of
the conflict-ridden territory's call for independence.