Gwladys Bernard (l.) and Clémentine Pirlot of La Barbe (The Beard), a French feminist group, pose by a Paris subway wearing the group’s trademark fake beards. Photo by Bastien Inzaurralde/The Christian Science Monitor
Women Around the World: Three stories of politics, women’s rights, and efforts at change in Kenya, France, and India
What worries us is not who is giving what, but simply that weapons are being distributed by all parties and to all parties. We already have proof that these weapons are in the hands of al-Qaeda, of traffickers. These weapons will contribute to the destabilization of African states.
African Union Commission Chief Jean Ping, as seen in RIA Novosti.
France’s admission Wednesday that it provided weapons to Libyan rebels renews debate on the legality and wisdom of arming rebels in conflicts whose outcome is unpredictable.
A bather watches as French police on horses patrol the beach near the venue of the G8 summit in Deauville, northern France, May 25, 2011. Police today sealed off the area around the venue where the leaders of the G8 countries are due to meet in Deauville on May 26-7. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
I love it when news and features meet in the middle. This is the perfect example.