African Union and Somali troops launch an attack on al-Shabaab, a militant group linked to al-Qaida, in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Thursday in an effort to protect famine relief efforts, officials said. The World Food Program says it cannot reach 2.2 million people in need of aid in the militant-controlled areas in southern Somalia because of insecurity. AP hide caption

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Conflict Zone Slows Aid For Somalia's Famine Victims

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Worries Grow Over Palestinian U.N. Bid

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Ali Aujali (second from right) listens to President Obama speak at the State Department in May. Aujali was Moammar Gadhafi's ambassador to the U.S., but resigned after the Libyan uprising began. He now represents the rebels' Transitional National Council. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Libyan Diplomat Takes On A New, Yet Familiar, Role

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Terrorists, U.S. Policy Hinder Famine Aid To Somalia

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with the Contact Group regarding a Libya road map on May 5 in Rome. Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images hide caption

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2 Forms Of Anger

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Clinton Pushes African Nations To Break With Gadhafi

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Clinton's Africa Tour Underscores The Power Of Women

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Clinton In Zambia To Woo Africa From Chinese Rivals

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking at a news conference in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, following the Third Contact Group Meeting on Libya. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Clinton Urges Preparation For A Post-Gadhafi Libya

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Protesters demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down, in front of Arab League headquarters in Cairo. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Change Appears Inevitable In Syria, Analysts Say

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President Ali Abdullah Saleh attends an interview with selected media in Sanaa on May 25. Saleh said he would not step down or allow the country to become a "failed state." Mohammed Hamoud/AP hide caption

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U.S. Concern Grows As Turmoil In Yemen Drags On

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) gala banquet in Washington, D.C., on Monday. He has promised to present his vision for Israeli-Palestinian peace in a speech before a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Mideast Peace Deal 'Must Leave Israel With Security'

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Obama, Netanyahu Meet At White House

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Obama Uses Speech To Support Democratic Change

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Syria Faces New U.S. Sanctions

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