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EU no longer recognizes Gaddafi as leader of Libya

At the emergency summit held by the EU today, European governments declared that Gaddafi can no longer be considered the leader of Libya and must step down immediately. They did not, however, officially recognize the Libyan Council. It is a … Continue reading

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Northern Irish compensation deal put on hold

In 2009, Northern Irish MPs opened up talks with the Libyan government in order to secure a multi-million compensation deal for victims of the Irish Republican Army. Gaddafi supplied the IRA during its armed struggle against British rule. Read the … Continue reading

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France: Humanitarian aid a priority over installing a no-fly zone

France has urged humanitarian aid to take priority over installing a no-fly zone. In a radio interview, European Affairs Minister Laurent Wauquiez said: Libya is twice the size of France. So is it even possible to set up a no-fly … Continue reading

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EU agrees on arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban

The European Union has announced that it has agreed on an arms embargo against Libya and an asset freeze and travel ban for Gaddafi and those close to him. The move coincides with a meeting of the UN today in … Continue reading

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British government revokes Gaddafi’s diplomatic immunity in the UK

The British government has said that it is time for Col Gaddafi to go. They have revoked the political immunity of Gaddafi and his sons, Foreign Secretary William Hague said. Read the article here.

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EU weighs intervention in Libya for evacuation of citizens

The European Union said it was considering sending a humanitarian intervention force to Libya in order to evacuate EU citizens. This will perhaps come as salt in the wound to those who feel humanitarian intervention is necessary to protect the … Continue reading

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EU says it can’t intervene

Ministers of the European Union have said that they cannot intervene in Libya. They focus instead on trade and aid measure in order to help Libya and other countries. “It’s not our job to change the leader of Libya,” Finland’s … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch put the confirmed death toll at 233

Human Rights Watch yesterday upped their estimated death toll to at least 233, based on conversations they had with staff at two hospitals in Benghazi. They were unable to contact two other hospitals in the area so the number is … Continue reading

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‘Witnessing Gaddafi’s Overthrow would be a special pleasure’

Der Spiegel have put up an article about the protests, see it here. They quote the Financial Times Deutschland as writing: “The deaths in Bahrain and Libya, however, are a reminder that things can also go in a different direction, … Continue reading

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