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President Islam Karimov was quick to blame the uprisings in the Ferghana valley region of eastern Uzbekistan on Islamists. That seemed to be an attempt to deflect criticism by the United States, which gave his regime $21-million in military aid last year. But pinning the blame on Islamists, while convenient, appears, at best, misleading and, at worst, an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.
Allegations from Tehran are straining already rocky relations with the West -- and could have a lasting impact in key policy areas.
Despite his absurd, buffoonish persona, Muammar Gaddafi clung to power in Libya for four brutal decades.
The official response to unrest on Tunisia's streets comes straight out of a tyrant's playbook.
Despite the biggest UN operation ever, large numbers of people are being killed and displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A damning report says the poor organisation of the aid response to the East African drought contributed to the deaths of tens of thousands of people.