Libyan rebels suffered a third straight day of setbacks as troops loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi recaptured more territory along the coast. Geraint Vincent of Independent Television News reports from the front lines near the oil town of Brega, and Jeffrey Brown reports on the resignation of two top officials. Continue reading
After several days of gains on the back of coalition missile strikes, opposition forces retreated from Sirte, the hometown of Moammar Gadhafi, under heavy fire from government troops. Independent Television News’s Lindsey Hilsum reports on the fighting from the front lines. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, the federal government’s operations are now funded at least through March 4 after President Obama signed a temporary spending bill that freezes most agency budgets at current levels. Continue reading
Protests intensified in London after legislation passed to triple university tuition fees. Margaret Warner gets the latest on the protests, what’s behind them and what’s next with Ned Temko from The Observer. Continue reading
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange turned himself into Scotland Yard Tuesday, but his lawyers vowed to continue fighting extradition to Sweden, where he faces sexual-assault charges. Kwame Holman has more on the arrest and the threat of prosecution of the U.S. government. Continue reading
Howard Jacobson is a writer and journalist whose novel, “The Finkler Question”, was named winner of the Man Booker Prize in London on Tuesday.
Starting with the 1842 Anglo-Afghan War and running through to the present day conflict in Afghanistan, a new theater production called “The Great Game: Afghanistan” attempts to educate audiences about the history of modern foreign intervention in that region with an entertaining cycle of 12 plays.