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Mar 19th, 2011
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A French official says Mirage and Rafale fighter jets are flying over the Libyan city of Benghazi and could strike Libyan tanks. The official says the jets are flying over the opposition stronghold and its surroundings to ensure that Moammar Gadhafi’s forces could not take any action there. The...
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Mar 17th, 2011
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News of the UN Security Council vote has been met with relief by Libyan opposition groups. One of the most prominent – the National Front for the Salvation of Libya – calls the UN’s decision a major step for the anti-Gaddafi movement. But the group’s deputy secretary general M...
By benim
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Mar 17th, 2011
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New York – The UN Security Council has approved a no-fly zone over Libya and authorised “all necessary measures” to protect civilians from attacks by Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. The vote late on Thursday was 10-0 with five abstentions, including Russia and China. The US, France ...
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Mar 17th, 2011
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AJDABIYA, Libya – Libyan rebels battled to hold a strategic eastern city against a punishing offensive by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, voicing anger and frustration at the West for not coming to their aid. At the same time, government troops heavily shelled the last main rebel bastion near ...
By benim
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Mar 17th, 2011
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Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi said his forces would fight a “decisive battle” Thursday, as diplomats backing a no-fly zone to rein him in pressed for a vote at the UN Security Council. Kadhafi’s latest comments came after his forces pressed rebels in the west Wednesday and threate...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 16th, 2011
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Paris – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son on Wednesday told “this clown” French President Nicolas Sarkozy to “give us back our money” allegedly used to finance his 2007 election victory. Seif al-Islam told Euronews that “we have all the details and are read...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 16th, 2011
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London – Protesters climbed onto the roof of the Libyan embassy in central London on Wednesday, replacing the flag of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime with their own, police said. “A group of four or five protesters climbed up to the roof of the Libyan embassy in London at about 02:50,̶...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 16th, 2011
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Tripoli – Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday he was determined to crush the month-old uprising against him, while at the UN, proposals for a no-fly zone to ground his warplanes met stiff resistance. And as Gaddafi’s army announced it would soon move against the rebel bastion of Be...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 15th, 2011
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An Italian flagged ferry by the name of ‘Mistral express’ that was left stranded at 150 miles off the Sicilian coast due to concerns over lack of information on the 1,800 passengers intent, has turned around and is heading back for Libya. The Maltese government has denied previous reports...
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Mar 15th, 2011
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London – Britain has no intention of getting involved in a war in Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. Asked for reassurance that Britain would not get dragged into war as it seeks to step up pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Cameron told parliament: “There is no i...