DUBAI — The famine in five regions of southern Somalia could spread to the entire area if relief supplies do not reach the starving population on time. The next four to six weeks could be crucial, according to a senior UN official, who said the humanitarian effort should be stepped up before it is too late.
SANAA - Six Yemeni soldiers were killed in a tribal revenge attack on Saturday in the southeastern province of Al-Baida, a tribal leader and a security official said.
When faced with problems, most authoritarian regimes maintain a policy of rigidity when the appropriate response would be flexibility, political wisdom and concessions. This policy gives authoritarian leaders their ability to control their populations to serve the interests of a few individuals and political and military elites. It can also, however, usher their downfall, for populations can only be oppressed, controlled and punished to a point.