Articles by Alexandra Zavis



Iraqi Police Find Dozens of Corpses

  • 15 March 06
  • The Associated Press
Iraqi police in the past 24 hours have found the bodies of at least 87 men killed by execution-style shootings in a gruesome wave of apparent sectarian killing, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

String of Explosions Rocks Baghdad

  • 07 March 06
  • The Associated Press
The bombs come as the Iraqi president announces that the country's parliament will meet for the first time on Sunday.

Serial Bombings Rock Baghdad

  • 01 March 06
  • The Associated Press
Suicide, car and roadside bombs kill at least 41 people, edging the country closer to civil war.

First Peacekeepers Arrive in Liberia

  • 05 August 03
  • The Associated Press
The first West African forces landed Monday on an international rescue mission for Liberia to help end 14 years of carnage -- and oversee the departure of warlord-turned-President Charles Taylor.

Rebels Open 2nd Front in Liberian Civil War

  • 29 July 03
  • The Associated Press
Insurgents attacked government forces Monday in Liberia's second-largest city, Buchanan, stepping up the war against President Charles Taylor's forces on a second front, government forces and aid workers said.

Hussein's Half-Brother Captured

  • 18 April 03
  • The Associated Press
A half-brother of Saddam Hussein who is believed to have extensive knowledge of the toppled regime's inner workings was captured Thursday, U.S. military officials said.

Street Fighting on Road to Baghdad

  • 02 April 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. soldiers on the road to Baghdad fought bloody street-to-street battles with Iraqi forces loyal to Saddam Hussein, while tense U.S. troops in southern Iraq shot and killed seven women and children when the driver of a van failed to stop at a checkpoint.

Hussein's Troops March On South

  • 27 March 03
  • The Associated Press
A 1,000-vehicle convoy of Iraq's Republican Guard headed south Wednesday toward central Iraq, site of the heaviest fighting of the war. In Baghdad, Iraqi officials said two cruise missiles hit a residential area, killing 14 people.

Ivory Coast Talks Fail, Rebel Areas Attacked

  • 08 October 02
  • The Associated Press
The thud of heavy arms fire shook Ivory Coast's second city Monday as government troops fought to reclaim the rebel-held north after efforts to restore peace in the once-stable West African country collapsed.

Foreigners Flee Ivory Coast Crisis

  • 01 October 02
  • The Associated Press
French military helicopters plucked missionaries, Peace Corps workers and orphans from a second rebel-held Ivory Coast city, as West African leaders debated ways to persuade forces behind the country's deadliest uprising to lay down their arms.

French Evacuation of Congo Ends as Peace Effort Begins

Foreigners Flee as Congo Battle Rages

Congo Oppositionist's Home Surrounded by Kabila Troops

Zaire Rebel Leader Delays Peace Talks

Mandela's Party Tells Of Attacks

South Africans Scramble To Beat Amnesty Deadline

ANC Admits 'Excesses' to Truth Panel

IAAF Reverses Hard-Line Drug Policy

Nelson Sacks Winnie After Calls for Ouster

Mandela's First Budget Seeks to Help Poor Blacks

Mob Threatens Black Schoolchildren