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Gaddafi accepts ‘peace roadmap’ from African leaders

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi has accepted a roadmap for ending the civil war in Libya, South African President Jacob Zuma said after leading a delegation of African leaders at talks in Tripoli. Zuma, who with four other African heads of state met Gaddafi for several hours at the Libyan…

Prospects fade for military overthrow of Gaddafi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan government forces tried to storm into the besieged city of Misrata on Friday as NATO generals acknowledged their air power was not enough to help insurgents remove Muammar Gaddafi by force alone. Misrata, a lone rebel outpost in the west of the country, has been under…

Uganda says it would consider granting asylum to Gaddafi

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda would consider an asylum application from Libyanleader Muammar Gaddafi, as it would for anyone seeking refuge in the east African country, a minister said on Wednesday. Al Arabiya television reported that Uganda would welcome Gaddafi after Western and other states suggested the Libyan leader should go into exile to end…

NATO may order ground forces into Libya, U.S. admiral admits

Speaking to members of Congress today, Adm. James Stavridis admitted that, while allied forces were not yet considering the deployment of troops on the ground in Libya, it was a possibility. This could run counter to President Barack Obama’s pledge that no U.S. soldiers would set foot on the ground…

World powers raise pressure for Gaddafi’s exit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States stepped up pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to quit on Tuesday, and rebels fighting him promised to build a free, democratic state if they won power in Tripoli. British Prime Minister David Cameron, opening a conference of 40 governments and international bodies on Libya, accused Gaddafi’s supporters of “murderous attacks”…

As clash continues, Gaddafi accuses Westerners of massacre

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s better armed and organized troops reversed the westward charge of Libyan rebels as world powers gathered in London on Tuesday to plot the country’s future without the “brother leader.” Ahead of the conference,President Barack Obama told Americans in a televised address that U.S. forces would not…

Gaddafi in Tripoli compound: Libyan state TV

TUNIS (Reuters) – Libyan state television broadcast on Sunday what it said was live footage of Muammar Gaddafi in a car in his Tripoli compound where hundreds of supporters waved green flags and chanted slogans. Gaddafi could not be seen in the white car but the television said the Libyan leader was in…

Rumsfeld: Leaving Gaddafi in power will ‘embolden’ America’s enemies

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday that the reputation of the United States would be damaged if Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is allowed to remain in power. “My personal view is that once you’re involved, you have to recognize that the prestige of the United States is at…

Libyan Rebels Make Key Advances

AJDABIYAH, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan rebels backed by allied air strikes retook the strategic town of Ajdabiyah on Saturday after an all-night battle that suggested the tide was turning against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in the east. France said its warplanes had destroyed five Libyan and two helicopters on the ground…

Gaddafi forces ease attacks on rebel-held Misrata, coalition planes present

ALGIERS/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi eased their attacks on rebel-held Misrata on Saturday as planes belonging to the Western coalition appeared in the skies above the city, a rebel said. “The shelling has stopped and now the war planes of allies are above the sky…

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