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Libya gets U.N. welcome, pledges of support

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Libya’s new flag flew at the United Nations on Tuesday for the first time since Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow as U.S. President Barack Obama called for the last of the deposed leader’s loyalists to stop … Continue reading

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UN assembly recognizes Libya’s interim government

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly on Friday approved a Libyan request to accredit envoys of the country’s interim government as Tripoli’s sole representatives at the world body, effectively recognizing the National Transitional Council. The 193-nation … 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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17th March: As it happened

This post is being constantly updated All times are in Libyan local time GMT +2 01:13 United Nations Security Council passes resolution for a no-fly zone over Libya. Ten nations voted for the motion, 5 abstained and there were no … Continue reading

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First food aid to arrive in Benghazi tonight

The first delivery of food aid to Libya since the start of the fighting is due to arrive in Benghazi some time tonight. A convoy of trucks carrying 70 metric tonnes of high-energy, fortified date bars entered the country from … Continue reading

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UN moves in response to casualties

In a statement, the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon “notes that civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence, and calls for an immediate halt to the government’s disproportionate use of force and indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets. He stresses … Continue reading

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Chavez: Gaddafi wants UN to visit

“Look, Chavez, not only of countries; I hope the whole United Nations come here to see the reality of what’s happening before they start condemning the Libyan government or the Libyan people, before they start thinking as they are now, … Continue reading

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China signals potential opposition to no-fly zone

China, like Russia, signaled potential opposition to a no-fly zone above Libya. Li Baodong, China’s ambassador to the United Nations, outlined three guideline principles for China’s position. He said that China believes it is important to resolve this dispute through … Continue reading

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Some mercenaries “immune from prosecution”

The UN resolution that was agreed upon on Saturday called for the International Criminal Court to investigate the killings. However, it has been widely reported that Gaddafi hired foreign mercenaries to carry out some of the killings.  The US insisted … Continue reading

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UN Resolution in detail

The United States Mission to the United Nations has posted a fact sheet detailing the UN resolution. See it  here The full text of the resolution can be found here.

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