The leader of Sudan's best-armed rebel group says an offensive against Khartoum could come soon if the Sudanese government rejects renegotiating the Darfur peace agreement.
Libya's rebel leaders claimed Monday they had captured three of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, including Saif al-Islam, who is wanted on war crimes charges by the International Criminal Court. But shortly afterwards, Saif appeared in public in Tripoli, where he spoke to reporters -- raising serious questions about the reliability of the rebels' account of events.
He stood 5-foot-8 and weighed 145 pounds. His face was gaunt and sunburned. Ticks, fleas and lice covered his body.
Battles raged in Libya on Friday as mixed messages of peace put forth from several corners brought no guarantees of an end to the bloody conflict.
As the world's attention is focused on the conflict in Libya, another African country -- the Ivory Coast on Africa's west coast -- may be sliding toward another bloody civil war, according to observers who keep a close eye on warring factions there.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame hit back Monday at human rights activists who say he's behaving like an autocrat and fueling a bloody civil war in Rwanda's neighbor, Congo.
The conflict in western Sudan generated global headlines and prompted a humanitarian response by governments, charities and Hollywood celebrities such as George Clooney, Mia Farrow and Don Cheadle.
CNN's Isha Sesay speakes with Beatrice Le Fraper about the arrest of former Congolese rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba.
Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is Monday due to appear before the International Criminal Court, where he faces war crimes charges of rape, torture and pillaging during civil war in the African republic.
After three days of gun battles, the Sri Lankan military said it has captured the last stronghold of the Tamil Tiger rebels and killed five rebel leaders.
Three former leaders of Sierra Leone's brutal Revolutionary United Front guerrilla movement were found guilty Wednesday of crimes against humanity including murder, rape, sexual slavery and forced marriages, the Special Court for Sierra Leone announced.
Sudan cut ties with neighboring Chad and threatened retaliation on Sunday after accusing it of helping train the rebels who attacked a suburb of Khartoum.
The Sudanese government said Saturday that it had defeated members of a rebel group in fighting outside the capital of Khartoum, and Sudanese television broadcast pictures of dead rebel fighters and torched vehicles, said sources in the northern Darfur town of El Fasher.
A bomb hidden on the baggage rack of a packed, rush-hour bus exploded on Friday evening outside Colombo, Sri Lanka.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy will send a humanitarian mission to Colombia's jungles to treat ailing hostages held by leftist rebels there, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said Tuesday.
As South American officials tried to ease tensions sparked by Colombia's killing of a rebel leader inside Ecuador, the Colombian army announced the death of another top militant Friday.
ITN's Jonathan Rugman reports on the rising tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.
Colombian forces on Saturday killed the second in command of the country's main rebel group, a strike the government said was the most significant yet.
The Karen National Union secretary-general Mahn Sha was shot and killed Thursday in what the ethnic rebel group is calling an assassination by the Myanmar junta, a KNU official told CNN.
Rambo is back and this time the action comes with a message about insurgency in Myanmar. CNN's Dan Rivers reports
The violence in Chad has opened up a new conflict next to Sudan's wartorn Darfur region, where more than 200,000 people have died since early 2003 and 2.5 million people have been chased into refugee camps.
Rebels who entered the Chadian capital of N'Djamena and engaged in fighting there agreed to a cease-fire Saturday, according to an official Libyan news agency.
A high-ranking rebel leader who opposed peace talks with the Colombian government has been captured, authorities said.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor appeared in court Monday at the resumption of his war crimes trial, six months after boycotting the opening session and calling the trial a "charade."
Preliminary DNA tests indicate a 3-year-old foster child is the son of a woman being held captive by leftist rebels, Colombian officials announced Friday.
Journalist Iqbal Athas joins CNN by phone to discuss the killing of Tamil Tiger rebel political leader S. P. Thamilselvam.
I was 14 at the time. Lebanon's civil war was in full flood. One afternoon the shells began raining down on our neighborhood in Beirut.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva speaks with Jason Small of the U.S. State Department about the Darfur peace talks in Libya.
Turkey demanded the extradition of Kurdish rebel leaders based in Iraq's north on Friday, the Turkish deputy prime minister said Friday after meeting with an Iraqi delegation
Hopes are high that a peace conference later this month will lead to an end to the killing in Darfur. But a key rebel leader tells TIME why he won't be attending
Analysis: African peacekeepers appear to have been killed not by those accused of genocide, but by those claiming to fight on behalf of the victims
A group of rebels stormed an African Union peacekeeping base in Sudan's Darfur region, killing 10 personnel from the AU mission and wounding several more, a U.N. spokeswoman said Sunday.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Thursday that new peace talks to end the four-year conflict in Darfur will start October 27 in Libya.
President Bush imposed new sanctions Tuesday against the Sudanese government in reaction to the violence in Darfur, preventing 31 companies and three people from doing business in the United States or with U.S. companies.
Below is the text of Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin's speech on Wednesday, the Democratic response to President Bush's address to the nation on a revised strategy in the Iraq war:
Attacks by Iraqi insurgents and sectarian militias jumped 22 percent from mid-August to mid-November, according to a Pentagon report released Monday.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that Iraq's violence meets the standard of civil war and that if he were heading the State Department now, he might recommend that the administration use that term.
President Bush on Tuesday called the latest violence in Iraq "part of a pattern" of attacks by al Qaeda in Iraq to divide Shiites and Sunnis and vowed again he won't support the removal of U.S. troops "before the mission is complete."
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice criticized the Sudanese government Monday for kicking out the top U.N. official in the country, calling the decision "unfortunate in the extreme."
The government of Sudan on Sunday gave the top U.N. official in the country three days to leave, marking the latest hurdle in international efforts to bring peace to the nation torn apart by civil war.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans surveyed consider Iraq to be in a civil war, a CNN poll said Thursday, and more people view the three major architects of the U.S.-led operation there unfavorably than favorably.
On a day in which at least 50 people were killed, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said he did not foresee a civil war in Iraq and that violence in his country was abating.
Norwegian peace envoy Jon Hanssen-Bauer is to meet Tamil Tiger rebel leaders Saturday, a day after deadly clashes with government troops in Sri Lanka's northeast created a new stream of refugees.
Under tough questioning from U.S. senators, the head of U.S. Central Command acknowledged Thursday that Iraq could descend into civil war.
The UK's outgoing ambassador to Baghdad has warned government ministers that a civil war in Iraq is more likely than a successful transition to democracy, according to a news report.
A top negotiator for the Tamil Tiger rebel group has issued "regret" for the 1991 assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor spent his first night in a Dutch prison as prosecutors prepared to move quickly to bring him to trial on 11 war crimes charges.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor arrived Tuesday in the Netherlands, where he will stand trial on 11 war crimes charges, an International Criminal Court spokeswoman said.
Police in Chechnya killed rebel leader Abdul-Khalim Saidulayev during a special operation Saturday, according to Interfax, the Russian news agency.
New fighting on both land and sea was reported Saturday in Sri Lanka, raising new worries that the South Asian island nation may be heading toward civil war.
Britain has promised to hold Liberia's Charles Taylor in jail if he is convicted of war crimes, paving the way for the West African country's former president to be tried in the Netherlands.
The main rebel group in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region signed a peace agreement Friday aimed at ending the violence that has spawned what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
President Bush said Tuesday that he believes the United States will succeed in Iraq, and that if he didn't believe so, he would withdraw U.S. forces.
On the third anniversary of the Iraq war, more than 2,300 U.S. troops have died, tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed and a fledgling democratically elected government is trying to hold the country together.
On the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, officials from the war-torn nation and the United States differed on whether there is all-out civil war there.
U.S. and Iraqi forces ferreted out insurgents and weapons caches in a rural area north of Baghdad on Friday, U.S. military officials said, as Operation Swarmer entered its second day.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged Tuesday the potential for civil war in Iraq but slammed the media for "exaggerated" reports about the security situation following recent violence between religious factions.
Iraq's national security adviser said Sunday that violence from the past week is not a precursor to civil war between the country's religious factions.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been sworn in as Liberia's new president, becoming Africa's first elected female head of state and vowing to lead the country away from its turbulent past.
Chechen separatists have vowed to press on with their fight for independence after the killing of guerrilla leader Aslan Maskhadov.
Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov -- who had a $10 million bounty on his head -- has been killed by Russian troops, according to Russian news agencies.
The weapon: A powerful car bomb. The target: A police station. The toll: At least six policemen blown up. This scene and the refrain from Iraq's current leader strike a familiar chord.
After nearly three years of negotiations, Sudan's government and main rebel group Sunday have signed comprehensive peace accords to end more than 21 years of civil war.
The deadly tsunamis that destroyed large swaths of southern Asia could provide a chance for two civil wars in the region to at last come to an end, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell have said.
Tsunami survivors are struggling to cope in northern Sri Lanka, already ravaged by two decades of civil war.
The Bush administration has expressed grave concern over a recent increase in violence in the Darfur region of Sudan and called on both sides to honor a cease-fire.
Warring factions in southern Sudan are set to sign a pledge to formally end their 21-year old civil war in front of a rare meeting of U.N. Security Council ambassadors in Nairobi.
The U.N. Security Council has voted to impose a 13-month arms embargo on the Ivory Coast.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that mid-level officials in the U.S. government were undermining his country's war on terrorism by supporting Chechen separatists, whom he compared to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Tens of thousands of stunned, sad and angry Russians Tuesday staged a somber demonstration in the nation's capital, protesting and mourning the massacre of at least 335 hostages at a school in the country's restive Caucasus region.
Alkhanov, almost certain to become president of Chechnya in this weekend's election, is a career policeman who unlike many officials who will form his government never fought against Moscow's rule.
A rebel leader from Sudan's troubled Darfur region says his group will not talk to the Sudanese government until it disarms Arab militias, casting doubts on U.N. hopes of fresh peace talks.
As the Civil War made a rare foray into the North, residents of the small southern Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg buzzed with excitement in summer 1863 and jockeyed for the best vista to watch the approaching Confederate and Union armies.
Maudie Celia Acklin was only 19 when she married 87-year-old Civil War veteran William M. Cantrell in February of 1934. Little did she know her marriage would make her famous 70 years later, as one of the few living Civil War widows.
Millions of men, women and children may die in the Darfur region of Sudan unless there is an immediate outpouring of international aid, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday.
Authorities in Thailand are bracing for possible revenge attacks after police killed more than 100 assailants in the predominantly Muslim south.
Sudan's government and its two main rebel groups have agreed to sign a cease-fire, Sudanese officials say
President Bush demanded Wednesday that the Sudanese government end mass fighting with rebels, calling the African nation's civil war "one of the worst humanitarian tragedies of our time."
A powerful renegade rebel commander has accused the Tamil Tigers' top leadership of planning to attack him, saying it would lead to bloody factional fighting among the Sri Lankan guerrillas.
The Tamil Tiger rebel group says it has relieved one of its top military commanders, Colonel Karuna, of his duties after the renegade leader voluntarily split from the group.
The commander of U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq is predicting more violence as the United States prepares to hand over the country to Iraqis but said he thinks civil war is unlikely.
Sri Lanka's peace process has suffered another blow with President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party formally committing itself to discarding a pact with the Tamil Tiger rebels.
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