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Libya threatens to bomb ‘illegal’ North Korea-flagged tanker

Libya threatened Saturday to bomb a North Norean-flagged tanker, which is suspected of trying to load an illegal cargo at the Al-Sidra oil terminal, if the vessel does not leave port. Militants blockading the terminal in eastern Libya had been trying……

Gaddafi’s son Mohammed escapes from Libyan rebels

BENGHAZI, Libya — Mohammed Kadhafi, a son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, has escaped after having been arrested by rebels in Tripoli, Libya’s US ambassador said Monday. Mohammed Kadhafi, Kadhafi’s eldest son, and brother Seif al-Islam, who was regarded as the veteran leader’s intended successor, were arrested on Sunday as…

Obama backs allies sending military aides to Libya

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama supports the decision by allies to send military advisers to aid Libyan rebels but has no plans to put US “boots on the ground,” his spokesman said Wednesday. A senior American diplomat, meanwhile, told lawmakers in a letter obtained by AFP on Wednesday, that Obama…

AP photographer missing in Libya

NEW YORK – Associated Press photographer Altaf Qadri has gone missing while covering the military conflict in Libya, the news organization said Sunday. “We have lost contact with our AP colleague, photographer Altaf Qadri, in eastern Libya. We are concerned about his safety and are taking appropriate steps to locate…

UN Security Council approves no-fly zone over Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya – The UN Security Council on Thursday cleared the way for air strikes to halt Moamer Kadhafi’s assault on embattled rebels in Libya, sparking celebratory gunfire in the city of Benghazi under threat of imminent attack. Making the first raids possible within hours, the Security Council approved a…

‘Nothing new’ on missing NY Times journalists

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The New York Times said Thursday it had nothing new to report on the fate of its four journalists who went missing in eastern Libya, where rebels are battling Moamer Kadhafi’s forces. “Unfortunately, we have nothing new to report,” a Times spokeswoman said by email when asked…

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