March 31, 2011 |
Troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the man widely viewed as the legitimate president of Ivory Coast, have seized the nation's capital in their effort to remove his rival from power, a spokesman said late Wednesday. "Yamoussoukro has fallen," said Patrick Achi, a spokesman for Ouattara, who was recognized internationally as the country's president after winning a U.N.-certified election in November. However, Ouattara's rival, incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, has refused to relinquish power.
February 20, 1986 |
Four guerrillas from the pro-Iranian Hezbollah organization died in a clash with Israeli and allied forces in southern Lebanon on Wednesday as 1,200 to 1,500 Israeli troops continued their search for two comrades captured in a guerrilla ambush on Monday, the military command said in Tel Aviv.
March 6, 1992 |
United Nations peacekeeping troops will plunge into the tense, heavily armed conflict areas of Yugoslavia next week, despite obstacles and new outbreaks of violence, U.N. special envoy Cyrus R. Vance announced after a visit here Thursday. Vance, who was secretary of state during the Carter Administration and who is now overseeing U.N. efforts to end eight months of civil war in Yugoslavia, declared after shuttling among rival leaders that tensions are high but that U.N.
February 28, 2007 |
A top Sudanese government official colluded with militias to commit atrocities against civilians in the Darfur region, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said Tuesday.
January 23, 1985 |
Israeli and Lebanese negotiators resumed talks Tuesday on the possibility of military coordination of Israel's planned troop withdrawal from southern Lebanon, while a few miles away Lebanese residents protested a fatal bombing that underlined the dangers that the talks are meant to address. Ranking Israeli defense sources said the two nations' military delegations made no concrete progress toward a coordinated policy in the 13th round of U.N.-sponsored discussions at Naqoura, Lebanon.
October 21, 2001
The air war in Afghanistan continues, the ground war has barely begun and the duration of both is uncertain. Yet now is the time to consider the makeup of a future government in the landlocked Asian nation. Whatever regime succeeds the Taliban must not provide a haven for terrorists like Osama bin Laden, prime suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks. Further, it must meet at least minimum human rights standards, including letting women work and girls attend school.