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Libya’s Gaddafi denies fleeing as cities overrun

TRIPOLI – Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi denied Monday he had fled his country after protesters overran several cities, as his four-decade rule was under assault amid claims of a “massacre” in Tripoli. “I am going to meet with the youth in Green Square,” in downtown Tripoli, he said, in what…

Oil soars past $105 on Libya violence

LONDON – Brent oil prices soared above $105 per barrel on Monday, striking a fresh two-year peak as deadly violence in Libya fuelled concerns over spreading unrest in the Middle East and north Africa region. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in April surged to $105.15 per barrel, the highest…

Libyan protesters occupy several cities, launch counter-attacks on police, military

Dictator rumored to have fled country for Venezuela, but details remain scarce CAIRO (AFP) – Protesters Monday overran several Libyan cities and regime stalwarts began defecting as the pillars of Moamer Kadhafi’s hardline rule were targeted in Tripoli amid reports he had fled the country. Cities including Benghazi in the…

EU fears for citizens in Libya

BRUSSELS — European governments faced mounting fears for their citizens in Libya on Monday as Tripoli warned of civil war, but cracks remained on how to deal with veteran leader Moamer Kadhafi. After a deadly crackdown on revolutionary protesters, events took an increasingly violent turn with Libyan state television headquarters…

Clashes erupt as Libya braces for ‘Day of Anger’

TRIPOLI – Dozens of people were injured in clashes in Benghazi, a hospital in Libya’s second city said, on the eve of a nationwide “Day of Anger” called by cyber-activists in a bid to emulate revolts in neighbouring Egypt and Tunisia. The director of the eastern city’s Al-Jala hospital, Abdelkarim…

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