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Britain Recognizes Libyan Opposition

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Britain has officially expelled all diplomats from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s regime and recognized the opposition Transitional National Council as the country’s legitimate government. Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday the move is based on the opposition’s increasing legitimacy, competency and success in reaching out to Libyans across the country. He said Britain will deal […]

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Libyan PM: No Talks on Gadhafi Departure

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s prime minister says leader Moammar Gadhafi’s departure is not up for discussion. Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi also said Tuesday there will be no way to have dialogue on Libya’s political crisis until what he called NATO “aggression” stops. He commented after talks with U.N. special envoy Abdul Elah al-Khatib, who met with the Libyan opposition on […]

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Libyan PM: No Talks on Gadhafi Departure

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s prime minister says leader Moammar Gadhafi’s departure is not up for discussion. Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi also said Tuesday there will be no way to have dialogue on Libya’s political crisis until what he called NATO “aggression” stops. He commented after talks with a U.N. special envoy who met with the Libyan opposition on Monday in […]

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NATO: Libya’s Gadhafi ‘Cannot Wait Us Out’

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A NATO spokeswoman says allied forces will continue military operations in Libya for as long as needed and that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi cannot “wait” them out. Carmen Romero said in Brussels Tuesday that NATO will keep up its airstrikes as long as pro-Gadhafi forces attack or threaten civilians. Her comments come at a time […]

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UN Says Urgent Aid Needed in Libyan Capital

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations humanitarian agencies say residents in some parts of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, need urgent aid as a result of the ongoing conflict in the country. The U.N. says medical supplies, including vaccines, are running low, and that residents are facing shortages of fuel and power. It also says food prices are rising and there […]

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Libya Claims NATO Strikes Hospital

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Libyan government has accused NATO of bombing a hospital during an air raid, killing seven people. Libyan officials on Monday showed journalists a destroyed clinic in the town of Zlitan, east of the capital, Tripoli. The officials also took journalists to food warehouses in the town and said these buildings were damaged by airstrikes […]

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Rebel Chief: Gadhafi and Family Can Remain in Libya

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Libya’s opposition movement says leader Moammar Gadhafi and his family may stay in the country as long as they give up power and rebel leaders determine where and under what conditions they remain. In an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal Sunday, Mustafa Abdel Jalil said Mr. Gadhafi’s ability to stay […]

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Rebel Chief: Gadhafi and Family Can Remain in Libya

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Libya’s opposition movement says leader Moammar Gadhafi and his family may stay in the country as long as they give up power, and rebel leaders determine where and under what conditions they remain. In an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal Sunday, Mustafa Abdel Jalil said Mr. Gadhafi’s ability to stay […]

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Germany Offers Loans to Libyan Rebels

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Germany is offering loans of up to $144 million to the Libyan rebels’ leadership council to help with humanitarian needs and rebuilding. Germany’s foreign minister said Sunday his country is granting the loans because the frozen assets of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi cannot be released to the rebels at this time. He said the loans […]

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NATO Warplanes Bomb Sections of Libyan Capital

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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NATO-led airstrikes targeted Libya’s capital, Tripoli, early Sunday. Witnesses said at least one explosion occurred near a residence of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Libyan state television also reported airstrikes in the capital, but gave no details. There are no reports of any casualties. On Saturday, one of at least six bombings occurred at a military […]

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