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U.S. meets with Gaddafi representatives: official

US envoys held a rare meeting with representatives of Moamer Kadhafi’s regime over the weekend and urged the Libyan strongman to cede power, a US official said Monday. The one-off meeting on Saturday came a day after the United States and other Western and regional powers recognized the rebel Transitional…

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…

Arab League criticizes Western strikes on Libya

CAIRO – The Arab League on Sunday criticized Western military strikes on Libya, a week after urging the United Nations to slap a no-fly zone on the oil-rich North African state. “What has happened in Libya differs from the goal of imposing a no-fly zone and what we want is…

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