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World leaders open Libya talks in Turkey

Top officials from major Western and regional powers began talks in Istanbul Friday to discuss strategies to strengthen the Libyan opposition and force embattled strongman Moamer Kadhafi out. The fourth meeting of the Libya contact group opened at an Ottoman palace on the banks of the Bosphorus, with senior officials…

Senator McCain: Arm Libyan rebels, like Afghanistan in 1980s

PARIS — The revolt against Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi could stall unless the United States arms the rebels battling his regime, influential US Senator John McCain warned Wednesday. “There is a possibility if not a probability of a stalemate, and that should be of deep concern to us,” the former…

Libya rebels slam NATO over besieged city’s plight

BENGHAZI, Libya – Libyan rebels hit out at the NATO-led air mission on Tuesday saying that it was failing in its UN mandate to protect civilians in the besieged third city of Misrata. The accusation came as the rebels sustained their first significant loss of territory to Moamer Kadhafi’s forces…

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