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Libyan rebels free more than 10,000 prisoners

BENGHAZI — More than 10,000 prisoners held by the regime of Moamer Kadhafi have been released since the rebels captured Tripoli, but nearly 50,000 are still missing, a rebel military spokesman said Sunday. “The number of people arrested over the past months is estimated at between 57,000 and 60,000,” said…

Somali government offers amnesty to rival rebels

Somalia’s embattled government offered an open amnesty on Tuesday to Islamist Shebab fighters after the rebels made a surprise withdrawal from the famine-struck capital over the weekend. The Al-Qaeda affiliated insurgents have waged a bloody war since 2007 to topple the Western-backed transitional government, which they had hemmed in to…