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North Africa

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  • War is like rust

    War seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm. Throughout history, we have seen that war can sometimes be avoided or postponed, or its effects mitigated -- usually through a balance of power, alliances and...
  • Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades

    Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades
    In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart. Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
  • Market Watch: The best mandarins are usually from farmers markets

    Market Watch: The best mandarins are usually from farmers markets
    Mandarins at their best are arguably the finest-flavored of all citrus, and clementines are potentially among the best of mandarins. California farmers have planted them on tens of thousands of acres over the last decade, and they are readily available in...
  • Obama sees 'moment of opportunity' in Middle East

    President Obama on Thursday called out American friends in the Middle East for their treatment of peaceful protesters, naming Bahrain and Yemen along with Syria as states he said must yield to the aspirations of their people. While explicitly stating...
  • Coachella 2012: Afternoon jams with Greg Ginn and Seun Kuti

     
    Founding Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn plays a solo Coachella gig in which he lays down a mix of free jazz, noise and stoner rock that clears the Gobi tent. Across the Polo Grounds, Sean Kuti and his Egypt 80 bounce out the Afro-beat that gets a more...
  • Coachella 2012: Afrojack kicks off a pop-friendly dance lineup

     
    Afrojack's late night DJ set illustrated just how mainstream electronic dance music had become over the past year, especially, as producer-spinsters like Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Kaskade, AVICII and Swedish House Mafia have become major forces on...
  • Coachella 2012: Rihanna hits Calvin Harris party for 'We Found Love'

     
    Coachella: Rihanna made a cameo during Calvin Harris's Sunday night set at Coachella. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts calls it "one of the worst-kept secrets of the weekend."...
  • The life and death of French gunman Mohamed Merah

     
    Mohamed Merah, who confessed to killing seven people in a string of drive-by shootings in France, was shot in the head Thursday as he jumped from a window, still shooting, at the end of a standoff with police that lasted 32 hours. Though the siege is...
  • Tuareg rebels in Mali declare independent state

     
    Tuareg rebels who recently captured northern Mali in a stunning military advance declared their own independent state. The state, which the rebels call Azawad, was immediately dismissed by France, the former colonial power in the region. It was also...
  • Who are the Tuareg and how do they fit into the coup in Mali?

     
    The Tuareg are nomadic people in much of the central Sahara and Sahel. They’ve been romanticized as “the blue men of the desert” because of the indigo dye used in their traditional flowing garments. They have a common language, Tamasheq,...
  • A million face severe malnutrition in the Sahel, UNICEF warns

     
    A hunger emergency looms in the Sahel: Half a million children face starvation in the Sahel if help doesn’t arrive on time, according to humanitarian agencies. A recent UNICEF survey in the Sahel forecast a million cases of severe malnutrition...
  • Former dissident sworn in as Tunisia's president

     
    Moncef Marzouki, former dissident and veteran human rights activist, is sworn in as Tunisia's new president. Tunisia inspired the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East....