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Heavy gunfire reported near parliament in Libya capital Tripoli

Heavy gunfire and clashes broke out Sunday in the south of the Libyan capital, near the country's interim parliament whose members were evacuated, witnesses and an MP said. They said the clashes erupted after a convoy of armoured vehicles entered Tripoli……

Abidjan plunged into fear as gun battles rage

ABIDJAN – Armed opponents of Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo advanced through Abidjan on Monday as heavy fighting spread to new parts of the economic capital, striking fear into residents. Forces loyal to internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara were continuing to move south through Abidjan from their powerbase in the…