On a sunny winter day in the heart of old Baghdad, in a melting-pot neighborhood where everyone knows everyone and the routines of daily life are prized, the prospect of war can seem distant indeed.
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As President George W. Bush prepared Tuesday to make his case for confronting Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the only sign of impending war in Baghdad was the stoic anticipation by average people of havoc to come.
On a stretch of empty desert just south of the Iraqi border, some 5,000 suffering Iraqis have been waiting 12 years for the United States to make good on its promises.
Saudi Arabia is a deeply conservative kingdom that has long balanced a fierce commitment to Islamic tradition with a close embrace of the United States.
The Saudi foreign minister, en route Wednesday between Cairo and Istanbul, said resistance to a U.S. war on Iraq is producing an extraordinary coming together of Islamic countries.
Rebel commander Peter Malueth points with pride to his recent victories in repulsing attacks on four villages in this region.
The wild card in Sudan's civil war is a "lake of oil" that happens to ooze just beneath the surface of some of the most contested real estate on the face of the earth.
In a makeshift camp of some 2,000 refugees fleeing one of the most recent spasms of violence in Sudan's long civil war, a baby born Tuesday morning may face the bleakest prospects of all.
For 13 years, families have clung to the squatter camp of Shikla, a place where toddlers suck on hypodermic needles they fish out of stagnant pools of sewage and trash.
For a society like Sudan's,which is officially committed to restricting women's rights, the Ahfad University for Women is nothing but trouble.
The oversized man in the camouflage fatigues, the guerrilla leader with a big say in whether Sudanends a brutal war, interrupts a midnight interview to put a football question to an American journalist:
If peace comes to Sudan,perhaps children like Awein Mayan will get help in time.