Pakistan pledged to be the number-one U.S. ally in fighting the Taliban close to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, but after six years the success of the mission is highly doubted. The U.S. and Pakistani military forces aren't seeing eye-to-eye, thanks to distrust, uneven funding, and inadequate training.
Nine French citizens, working for L'Arche De Zoe or Zoe's Arc for the non-French, were arrested Tuesday after a failed attempt to fly 103 children out of Chad. Alongside them were seven Spanish nationals, all charged with abduction and fraud. The French members of Zoe's Ark claim they wished to place the orphans from the Darfur area with European families; if charged they could face up to 20 years of labor in the African state.