Libya's rebels say they have more than 10,000 fighters surrounding Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte and are waiting for the order to attack.The rebel officials say that order will be given this Saturday.
In the Horn of Africa, 12 million people are in need of food aid because of the drought. The people of Somalia, facing both famine and war, are some of the hardest hit.Many of those fleeing Somalia seek refuge in the southwest, at Kenya's giant Dadaab refugee camp.
It took a U.S.-led invasion force of more than 200,000 troops nine months to scour Iraq's nearly 170,000 square miles before they captured Saddam Hussein, in one of the largest manhunts ever.Now, Moammar Gadhafi is on the run in Libya — but chasing after him is a much smaller and less well-equipped
Libyan rebels fought to gain control of a major supply road to Tripoli on Saturday, seizing a border crossing with Tunisia and strengthening their hold on the oil-rich country as they hunt for Moammar Gadhafi.Controlling the road from the Tunisian border to the capital would help ease growing shorta
Packed into cars and pickup trucks, Libya's rebels honked their horns and fired into the air as they paraded through Tripoli's central square on Wednesday in a show of force and celebration.Some fighters deliberately targeted the ancient stone walls of the old city that flank the square — apparently
Even in the relentless heat and dust of the sprawling Dadaab refugee settlement in northern Kenya, camp residents observe the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast.Hawa Abdi is among them. She is from southern Somalia, a part of the country where famine has been declared by the United Nations.