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Kadhafi loyalists vow to snuff out protests

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Moamer Kadhafi’s regime vowed on Friday to snuff out attempts to challenge the Libyan leader, after an opposition “day of anger” became a bloodbath and two policemen were reported hanged by protesters. According to a toll compiled by AFP from different local sources, at least 41 people…

Angry protests continue throughout the Middle East

CAIRO — The Middle East boiled with anger as protesters trying to topple more of the region’s rulers staged fresh mass demonstrations after Friday prayers and buried the victims of crackdowns by embattled regimes. A week on from the overthrow of Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak, hundreds of thousands flooded Cairo’s…

Libyan crackdown on protesters kills 24: rights group

CAIRO — A “day of anger” against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi turned into a bloodbath when security forces gunned down at least 24 people in two of the country’s biggest cities, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. In a detailed account of the unrest in Benghazi and Al-Baida, the New…

Six die in Libya ‘Day of Anger’

NICOSIA (AFP) – Six people were killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, as Moamer Kadhafi’s regime sought to overshadow an opposition “Day of Anger” with its own rally in the capital Tripoli. Meanwhile, clashes broke out in the city of Zentan, southwest of the capital, in which…

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