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’s government said it respects human rights “scrupulously” in connection with its deportation of Roma immigrants after a United Nations agency criticized the recent push by President Nicolas Sarkozy to expel some of them.
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 .
Ivory Coast President-elect Alassane Ouattara announced the reopening of the nation’s airspace after forces backing him said they seized the state broadcaster and attacked incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo ’s residence.
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.