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Visiting Living History but preferring modern day

Visitors could go back in time during Living History Day at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. But many said Saturday they wouldn’t want to make the trip without …


Film Of Bosnia Tragedy A Wake-Up Call In Belgrade New Release ‘Welcome To Sarajevo’ Shocks Serbs Isolated From Sad Truth

Some cried, some booed. But few remained unmoved. For two hours, hundreds of residents of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, lived through the nearly four-year siege of Sarajevo by Bosnian …


Sri Lanka Gunboats Attack Rebel Convoy

Navy gunboats attacked a convoy of rebel boats Sunday off Sri Lanka’s northeastern coast, killing more than 100 Tamil insurgents, a military official said. The casualties were aboard seven rebel …


Faction’s Cease-Fire Doesn’t Quell Algeria’s Horror 105 People Killed Despite Weaker Islamic Group’s Truce

Algeria’s bloody insurgency shows no sign of abating despite one militant group’s cease-fire, with witnesses Saturday reporting 105 people killed in a 48-hour spree of massacres and bombings. Four days …


Residents Retreat Behind Barricades

Residents of an Algiers suburb retreated behind barricades and armed themselves with hatchets and knives Sunday after screaming marauders massacred at least 87 people over the weekend. A second night …


Fighting Rages In Cambodia Prince’s Forces Resist Assault Of Their Mountain Stronghold

Cambodian refugees father Friday at the front gate of a displaced persons camp in Khueng Hoeicheung, Thailand. Photo by Associated Press


Guerrillas Repel Sri Lankan Troops

Tamil guerrillas fought off thousands of Sri Lankan troops as government forces tried to surround a key northern town on Thursday. At least 46 soldiers were killed. As many as …


Coup In Cambodia Condemned Hun Sen’s Troops Move To Consolidate Control Amid Reports Of Arrests And An Execution

Boys scavenge for anything they can find at a bombed-out building in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. Hundreds of people combed debris left from fighting in the capital. Photo by Associated …


Central African Warfare Eases Factions Honor Cease-Fire Ordered By Republic Of Congo Rivals

A member of the “ninja” militia that controls the southern part of Brazzaville waves down a car at a checkpoint. Photo by Associated Press


Zaire Rebel Leader Dons Respectability On The Eve On Ascension

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Mobutu Flees As Zairian Rebels Close In Military Expected To Quit Without A Fight

Mobutu Sese Seko was Africa’s longest-serving despot. Photo by Associated Press


U.S. Claims French Forces Aiding Mobutu Covert Action Allegedly Sent To Combat The Rebel Offensive

France has conducted a covert military operation to prop up Mobutu Sese Seko, the Zairian leader, as rebels advanced across the country, according to American intelligence reports and an official …


Zaire Leader No-Show For Flight To Peace Talks

Without explanation, President Mobutu Sese Seko failed to show up Thursday for a flight to talks with the rebel leader who has seized half his country. Mediators and Zairian officials …


Zaire Prepares To Defend City At Gates Of The Capital

Moving to mount a final stand against rebels rapidly closing in on this capital, the head of Mobutu Sese Seko’s Presidential Guard Saturday urged his troops to “fight to the …


Afghan Refugees Flee From Fighting

Renewed fighting in Afghanistan has sent tens of thousands of refugees to the capital and to the border with Tajikistan and Iran, aid workers and officials said Saturday. An estimated …


Zairean Soldiers Join Rebels

In the most dramatic setback for the Zairian government in a calamitous six-month civil war, troops in the country’s second-largest city on Monday laid down their arms and declared common …


Mediating Council Proposed In Zaire But Diplomats Say Mobutu’s Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough And Won’t Achieve Truce

Hoping to preserve some remnant of its fast-fading power, President Mobutu Sese Seko’s regime Tuesday proposed the creation of a seven-member council to seek negotiations and a cease-fire with rebels …


Both Sides Wage ‘Campaign Of Terror’ In Zaire

An international human rights watchdog group said Thursday it has new evidence of “a campaign of terror” waged by Zairian rebels and government troops against civilians and refugees. The report …


Rebels Claim Victories Throughout Eastern Zaire Biggest Port Surrounded While Major Cities Captured

Advancing Zairian rebels said Tuesday they had surrounded the country’s main port on the Zaire River and captured three other major cities in eastern Zaire. “We will liberate our people …


Jets, Cannons Used To Blunt Offensive

A Taliban soldier, AK-47 at his side, washes his feet before prayers in the Blue mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul Friday. Photo by Associated Press


Islamic Troops Win Battle For Village, Reversing Trend

The Taliban religious army captured a strategic village north of Kabul on Sunday in a battle involving heavy artillery and jet fighters. The Taliban said its troops captured Guldarah, about …


Returning Hutus Find Tutsis Living In Their Homes

A little boy ran down a muddy path here just after noon Monday to break the news. “They are coming!” he shouted. Soon they straggled in, 33 ethnic Hutus who …


Uncertain Mission Awaits Gis Refugees Caught Up In African Chaos

Members of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing load up at Fairchild Air Force Base after being deployed to Spain on Thursday to assist in the U.N. mission to Zaire. See …


Tribal Fighting Continues In India

Tribespeople fought with guns and poison-tipped arrows Saturday in the fourth day of violence that has killed 40 people and destroyed 38 villages in a remote northeastern state. Twenty bodies …


Liberian Refugees Are Vaccinated

Aid agencies began to vaccinate Liberian refugees aboard a ship off Sierra Leone on Friday while U.N. officials tried to convince officials to let them disembark. One thousand other Liberians …


Ghana Allowing Liberian Refugees Ashore

Under pressure from relief groups and foreign governments, Ghanaian authorities allowed more than 3,000 Liberian refugees to come ashore Tuesday, ending a hellish journey aboard a rusting freighter that tested …


Ivory Coast Refuses Liberian Refugees

Thousands of sweltering Liberian refugees, packed onto a leaky freighter with no toilets or beds, journeyed across the choppy Atlantic Friday in search of safety in Ghana. Relief officials said …


Liberian Factions Take War To Streets Ghana Peace Summit Collapses; Aid Worker Warns Of Cholera Epidemic

Fighters loyal to Charles Taylor shoot from a home on the front line in Monrovia. Photo by Associated Press


Capital Of Liberia Consumed By Violence As Thousands Flee

Liberians at a refugee camp watch as parts of Monrovia burn on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Street Battles Move Closer To Liberian Warlord Home

Rebel factions moved their battles away from the U.S. embassy and into the neighborhood of Liberia’s main warlord on Wednesday, littering the streets with bodies and provoking a strong showing …