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Factbox – Diplomats desert Libya’s Gaddafi

Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague said the defection of Libya’s former Foreign Secretary Moussa Koussa to Britain would encourage others close to Muammar Gaddafi to abandon the Libyan leader. Several Libyan diplomats and politicians have resigned or voiced opposition to … Continue reading

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Snap Analysis: Minister’s defection: how big a blow for Gaddafi?

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa flew to Britain on Wednesday and has resigned from Muammar Gaddafi’s government because he is no longer willing to represent it, a British government spokesman said. Koussa’s arrival at Farnborough airport, in the south of … Continue reading

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Reuters report on the destruction in Az-Zawiyah

Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi recaptured the western city on Thursday after pounding it with artillery fire for several days. The Hotel that was the opposition command centre has been burned out and a makeshift cemetery the revolutionaries made to … Continue reading

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Gaddafi regime suspends diplomatic ties with France

Gaddafi’s regime has suspended its diplomatic ties with France following the country’s official recognition of the Libyan National Transitional Council. Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim told journalists in Tripoli that the decision had been made today and that it is … Continue reading

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Reuters: Fresh air strikes in Uqaylah

Gaddafi’s forces have launched an air strike near the town of Uqaylah, east of the where rebels have been fighting for control of the oil town of Ras Lanuf: A rebel spokesman said there had been an air strike even … Continue reading

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Opposition forces retreat east of Ras Lanuf

There are reports of more clashes this morning in Ras Lanuf, Reuters reports. One of the opposition fighters had said the clashes are in the residential areas of Ras Lanuf and they have retreated and put up a check point … Continue reading

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Tanks closing in on Az-Zawiyah

A witness reports that tanks are closing in on the city center of Az-Zawiyah. He said that Gaddafi’s forces were 1500m away. According to him, half the city was destroyed by air attacks. Earlier this week a high-ranking cousin of … Continue reading

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Gaddafi’s forces seen heading to Ras Lanuf

Gaddafi’s forces advanced east of Bin Jawad on Sunday, heading towards the oil town of Ras Lanuf. “I went to Bin Jawad and about 20 km (13 miles) beforehand I saw Gaddafi forces, a large truck and army vehicles, and … Continue reading

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi says no need for mediation

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has said on Thursday that there was no need for foreign mediation to solve Libya’s crisis. In an interview with Sky News he said he had not heard from Venezuela’s offer. He thanked them for it, but … Continue reading

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Analysts say little chance of success for Chavez peace plan

Middle East analysts consulted by Reuters have commented on the peace plan involving Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. “I don’t think that another relatively extreme leader who is an ally to Gaddafi has a chance to be accepted as a peace-broker. It’s … Continue reading

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