Libyan rebels are facing a new battle by struggling to provide Tripoli's residents with water, electricity, petrol and food.
With his flipped-round baseball cap and "Just Do It" T-shirt, Tareg Gazel looks like any other 19-year-old. But his job is to kill Gaddafi snipers.
Egyptian protesters massed on Friday for sweeping "departure day" demonstrations to force President Hosni Mubarak to quit.
Africa's mediator in Côte d'Ivoire's leadership crisis flew to Abidjan on Monday, armed with a new offer to get Laurent Gbagbo to step down.
Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo's stand-off with the world intensified on Friday after Britain and Canada rejected his expulsion of their envoys.
Gbagbo's government said it was expelling the British and Canadian envoys from Côte d'Ivoire, as the countries no longer accepted his ambassadors.
Laurent Gbagbo's government said it was expelling the British and Canadian envoys from Côte d'Ivoire, as countries stopped accepting his ambassadors.
African mediators flew in to Côte d'Ivoire on Monday in their bid to get President Laurent Gbagbo to stand down following disputed polls.
French workers and students took to the streets once again on Tuesday to defend their right to retire at 60.
Masked bandits have kidnapped a group of 19 foreign tourists and Egyptians who were on an expedition in a remote corner of the Sahara Desert.
Damage to undersea internet cables hit businesses across the Middle East and South Asia on Thursday, including the vital call-centre industry, prompting calls for people to limit their surfing. About 70% of internet users in Egypt have been affected since two submarine cables in the Mediterranean Sea were damaged on Wednesday.