Libyan rebels needed NATO’S military might to bring Muammar Qaddafi’s rule to the brink of collapse. About $50 billion in cash abroad means they can do without foreign aid to rebuild the country after a six-month conflict.
France is working to check the authenticity of a video by the leader of an al-Qaeda African group demanding the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan, Agence France-Presse said, citing foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero .
Iran agreed to hand to Turkey about half of its enriched uranium in exchange for fuel to run a medical reactor, possibly thwarting U.S. efforts to step up international sanctions over the Iranian atomic program.
International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn awaits his first court appearance on attempted rape charges after giving police permission to examine him for physical evidence of scratches and DNA from his accuser.