February 3, 1997 |
Piled high on overloaded diesel trucks with their piteous cooking pots, bicycles and straw beds, thousands of Sudanese are making a halting escape northward on a rutted dirt track to escape a confusing new war. From whom are they fleeing? "Ethiopians! Jews! Tigreans!" the black Muslim peasants, dressed in white cotton robes and skullcaps, declare without hesitation.
December 17, 1998 |
U.S. and British forces launched a fierce aerial attack on Iraq on Wednesday, sending waves of missiles and planes on deadly sorties in response to Saddam Hussein's continued obstruction of U.N. weapons inspectors. The timing of the attack ignited an immediate political firestorm in Washington.