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Libya updates: Gadhafi vows ‘martyrdom’ as rebels storm his compound in Tripoli

The mystery surrounding Moammar Gadhafi’s whereabouts continued to complicate the Libyan conflict’s endgame. As rebels stormed his compound in Tripoli, the elusive autocrat was nowhere to be found.


Clashes continue in Tripoli, as Western officials say Gadhafi regime is ‘crumbling’

Opposition forces made quick inroads into the capital Sunday, cheered on by celebrating residents. One of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons was captured; the status of the autocrat himself was unclear.


Two sides of the Mubarak trial: Justice, or humiliation?

Egyptian-American journalist Hoda Osman reports from Cairo, where public opinion is deeply divided over the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.


Photo: Standing trial, lying down

Bed-ridden and caged, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak went on trial today for corruption and unlawful killing.


Tim Pawlenty, neocon?

The former Minnesota governor has tried to burnish his public image by adopting a hawkish foreign policy platform in the early days of the campaign.


  The youth of Iran

VII photographer Ziyah Gafic traveled to Iran and talked to young Iranians about their lives, prospects for democracy and misconceptions the West has of their country.


Republican rift on foreign policy widens as Pawlenty criticizes ‘isolationist’ rivals

The Republican party is deeply split on America’s wars, and that rift widened Tuesday as Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized his rivals for appealing to “isolationist sentiments.”


Treatment of jailed Bahrain dissidents called ‘brutal,’ as activists call for U.S. action

Ibrahim Sharif, who was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday, was seen as especially threatening to the government of Bahrain because he was a Sunni leading a largely Shiite movement.


In turnaround, Republicans struggle to attack Obama on national security in first debate

“Republicans won’t have the historic advantage that they enjoyed for something like 30 years” on matters of national security, said one Democratic strategist.

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