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UN approves use of force in Libya, Gaddafi vows to crush opposition

TRIPOLI/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations authorized Western-led attacks on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, as he vowed to crush Libya’s revolt with “no mercy, no pity” and rebels pleaded for military aid before time runs out. French sources said action could follow in hours, and could include France, Britain, possibly…

Gaddafi loyalists seize key city, head for opposition stronghold of Benghazi

AJDABIYAH, Libya (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s forces seized a strategic town in eastern Libya on Tuesday, opening the way to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi while world powers failed to agree to push for a no-fly zone. The small town of Ajdabiyah was all that stood between the relentless eastward…

Watch: GCC armed forces enter Bahrain to quell protests

Armed troops of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) entered Bahrain days ago amidst escalating pro-democracy protests. A large contingent of GCC military units drove into the Arab country Saturday — as filmed in the video below, which was posted to YouTube by user 000friendly. The Saudi-headquartered GCC is a political…

Clinton wades into Arab revolutions on overseas tour

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves Sunday for an overseas tour to find ways to help the Libyan opposition oust a third Arab leader and maintain the momentum of democracy revolutions. The chief US diplomat is due first in Paris for face-to-face talks with Libya’s opposition before…

Federal Reserve expected to claim no homes have been wrongfully foreclosed

Can you justify putting a family out on the streets? What about millions of families? According to remarks at a recent public meeting, the Federal Reserve is preparing to do just that. In a recent meeting of the Fed’s Consumer Advisory Council, the nation’s central bank came under intense criticism…

Libya no-fly zone a UN decision, ‘not US’: Clinton

LONDON – Any decision to impose a no-fly zone over battle-torn Libya should be taken by the United Nations and “not the United States”, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Sky News on Tuesday. “I think it’s very important that it is not a US-led effort because this comes…

US, Libyan opposition meet in Cairo

WASHINGTON – US Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz and other US officials met in Cairo with members of the opposition seeking to topple Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, the State Department said Tuesday. The State Department declined to identify Cretz’s interlocutors but said Washington has been in contact with opposition members…

Britain, France ready Libya no-fly zone resolution

UNITED NATIONS – A British-French resolution demanding a no-fly zone over Libya could go before the UN Security Council as early as this week, diplomats said Monday. While Moamer Kadhafi’s offensive against rebels is intensifying, any demand for military action would set off a new diplomatic battle at the Security…

World powers move towards further action on Libya

GENEVA – World powers ramped up the pressure on Moamer Kadhafi’s regime on Monday, as the United States urged the international community to work together on further steps to end bloodshed in Libya. “The people of Libya have made themselves clear: it is time for Kadhafi to go — now,…

Libya attacks could be crime against humanity: court

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor said on Monday military attacks against civilians in Libya could be a crime against humanity and warrant the launch of a full investigation within days. The United Nations Security Council on Saturday imposed sanctions on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and…

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