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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…

Gaddafi’s time ‘is running out,’ NATO declares

MISRATA, Libya (AFP) – Time is running out for Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, even as the strongman’s forces laying siege to Misrata intensified their assault on the lifeline port. “The game is over for Kadhafi. He should realise sooner rather than later that there’s…

Obama confident Gaddafi will step down

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was confident that Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi would “ultimately” step down and that he had not ruled out supplying arms to rebels seeking to oust him. Obama said the “noose” is tightening around the Libyan strongman, but noted it did not…

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