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Video: Al Jazeera interview with new Arab League head Nabil el-Araby

Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin speaks with Nabil el-Araby, who replaced Amr Moussa as the new Secretary General of the Arab League. He talks about whether the No-Fly Zone on Libya was a mistake. Edit: sorry, he did not speak about … Continue reading

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Nato’s strategy in Libya is working – talks with Gaddafi won’t

By Ranj Alaaldin – On Monday, the South African president, Jacob Zuma, once again went to Tripoli in an attempt to broker a peace deal between Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and the opposition forces. As expected, he failed. But mediation or … Continue reading

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Al-Jazeera footage captures six westerners in Libya

In this report, Al Jazeera showed footage of six westerners, casually clothed and five of them armed, talking with opposition fighters at the front line. An al-Jazeera report appears to show western special forces on the frontline in Libya, in … Continue reading

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I was wrong to oppose military intervention. No ifs, buts or maybes; I was wrong, wrong, wrong.

Today in the Middle East Monitor, Yvonne Ridley describes how visiting Libya for a few days made her completely change her standpoint on the international intervention. A few short weeks ago I stood on a public platform in London and … Continue reading

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Video: Turkish ship arrives at Misratah port on April 2nd to take wounded

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Video: Belgian F16s bombard storage facility and airplane

Belgian newspaper De Standaard has posted two videos of Belgian F-16 fighter jets in action. The first video shows them bombing a storage facility at a regime-controlled airfield, the second shows them bombing a Libyan plane.

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Video: President Barack Obama’s address on Libya

In case you missed it, the complete speech of Barack Obama Watch live streaming video from theuptake2 at livestream.com

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Summary of President Barack Obama’s address on Libya

We have combined the updates published by the BBC and The Guardian which have brilliantly summarized President Barack Obama’s address today on Libya. 12.32am: Obama has started by paying tribute to US troops on the ground in Afghanistan and on … Continue reading

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Sarkozy and Cameron issue a joint statement about Tuesday’s conference

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have issued a joint statement about Tuesday’s conference. “Tomorrow in London, the international community will come together to support a new beginning for Libya. A new beginning in which the … Continue reading

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Libya: a legitimate and necessary debate from an anti-imperialist perspective

An interesting analysis of the Libya debate by Gilbert Achcar today in the English edition of Le Monde Diplomatique. He picks apart the debate around the legitimacy and motivations for the intervention. He also feels that resolution 1973 leaves too … Continue reading

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