Updated: June 16, 2011, 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time The police in Vancouver did little at first, when drunken and angry sports fans took to making sport of the streets of the city
There was more bad news on Sunday for a Pakistani military already reeling from the fallout of the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden: suspected Islamist militants launched a brazen large-scale attack on a Pakistani naval base in the southern port city of Karachi
On Wednesday, when asked why the Libyan rebels were retreating, one of their spokesmen, Colonel Ahmed Bany, said archly, “You are obviously well aware of the difference between a tank and a Kalashnikov.” It could be the difference between victory and defeat. The rebels have repeatedly emphasized their relative hopelessness in squaring off against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, using only an apparently large supply of light arms, including AK-47s, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
East Libya’s rebels are fighters, but they’re not an army.
How soon we forget. Surely the tragic deaths of 14 American service members and civilians in helicopter crashes serves to underscore why Afghanistan matters.
Pirates seized control of a cargo vessel near the Seychelles Thursday, one of two attacks that took place within minutes of each other off the coast of east Africa, according to the European Union Naval Force.
Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police in east Jerusalem stretched into Sunday evening after a visit by a Jewish group to one of the city’s holiest sites. Street battles began in the Old City on Sunday morning, when Palestinians praying at the site — known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or “Noble Sanctuary,” and to Jews as Temple Mount — began to throw rocks at the visiting Jews, said Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.