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US under pressure to arm Libya rebels

WASHINGTON – The administration of President Barack Obama has come under mounting pressure to arm Libyan rebels facing an emboldened and regrouping military, amid charges Washington missed recent chances to oust the country’s strongman. Obama has insisted that all options, including military action, remain on the table with respect to…

“Thugs” continue to attack protestors in Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) — Dozens of men wielding knives and machetes and hurling bricks and petrol bombs confronted protesters at the headquarters ofEgypt’s state security, a force whose abuses fueled an uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, they said. It appeared to be the first time armed men in plain clothes had deployed…

Obama steps up pressure as Libya jets strike

BREGA, Libya – Libyan jets struck rebel positions Thursday as US President Barack Obama stepped up demands that Moamer Kadhafi cede power and his Russian counterpart warned of an impending civil war. Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez joined the diplomatic offensive, proposing an international mediation mission to pull the North African…

Libya jets hit rebel town, crimes probed

BREGA, Libya (AFP) – Government jets pounded the rebel-held town of Brega on Thursday sparking fears of a fresh onslaught by loyalist soldiers as the warcrimes court announced a crimes against humanity probe in Libya. With thousands fleeing a violent crackdown on an anti-regime uprising that began on February 15,…

Gaddafi blames hallucinogens, Osama bin Laden for insurrection

BENGHAZI, Libya – Moamer Kadhafi blamed Al-Qaeda on Thursday for an insurrection wracking Libya as he addressed his divided nation for the second time this week to galvanise support for his crumbling regime. Speaking on state television, the embattled Kadhafi insisted the uprising against his 41-year rule was not a…

Watch uprising in Libya live on Al Jazeera English

The video below is a live broadcast from Al Jazeera English, covering the Libyan revolution.…

Military urges halt to strikes gripping Egypt

CAIRO – Egypt’s military government on Monday urged a halt to widespread strikes inspired by a popular uprising that threatened to paralyse the country following Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow. The orders came after the elderly generals now ruling the country met some of the young Internet activists who triggered the revolt…

Iran: Egypt revolt is ‘step towards Islamic Middle East’

TEHRAN — Iran said on Tuesday the uprising in Egypt will help create an Islamic Middle East but accused US officials of interfering in the “freedom seeking” movement which has rocked the Arab nation. “With the knowledge that I have of the great revolutionary and history making people of Egypt,…

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