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US recognizes the NTC in Libya

ISTANBUL, Turkey — The United States formally recognized the rebel leadership in Libya as the country’s legitimate government on Friday, news agencies reported. The move ratcheted up the diplomatic pressure on Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi amid a continuing NATO-led bombing campaign … Continue reading

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Libya crisis key topic in Russia-Nato talks at Sochi

Russia and Nato are meeting for talks in the southern Russian resort of Sochi, with the crisis in Libya a key item on the agenda. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia wanted to use the mechanisms of the council … Continue reading

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Warrants Send Strong Message to Abusive Leaders

(New York) – The International Criminal Court (ICC), by issuing an arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi, signaled that the law can reach even those long thought to be immune to accountability, Human Rights Watch said today. The ICC judges granted … Continue reading

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June 21st Updates

New York: London: Tripoli: 08:50 Reuters More than 20 troops from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces have defected from a brigade based in southern Libya and joined the other side, revolutionaries said on Monday. Four of the men were presented … Continue reading

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Misrata Update June 19th

Here are the updates on the events in Misrata on Saturday, showing the situation as it is on June 19th, 00:00 hrs. Thanks to FunGuerillaz. Additional commentary by FunGuerillaz: War Crimes Investigations at The Guardian and a rocket launcher firing … Continue reading

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Qatar’s big Libya adventure

Although gas markets have faced a severe glut in the past few years, the outlook is improving fast, especially in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima disaster and the decision by Germany to phase out nuclear power. “Qatar is putting energy … Continue reading

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Video: Opposition forces edge towards Tripoli

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Libya rebels frustrated by Nato’s safety-first strategy

Tension between Libyan rebels and Nato commanders is growing over the military tactics being used to put pressure on Colonel Gaddafi’s forces. Rebel leaders in Misrata say they are being urged not to launch further pushes against regime troops to … Continue reading

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UK Foreign Minister William Hague in Benghazi

The foreign secretary, William Hague, has flown into the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi for the first ministerial-level talks with opposition figures. Hague said the mission, on which he is accompanied by the international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, was designed … Continue reading

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Libyan parents hope for long-sought answers in HIV mystery

In the late 90s, more than 400 children were infected with the AIDS virus at a children’s hospital. Gaddafi called it a deliberate act by several Bulgarian nurses, but some now dare to openly question Gaddafi’s own role in the … Continue reading

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