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AU Plan for Libya at Impasse

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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African leaders trying to bring an end to fighting in Libya are stuck on what to do about Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Leaders from South Africa, Mauritania, Uganda, Mali and the Republic of Congo say they have a plan that calls for a cease-fire between the government and rebel forces, and a transition to democratic […]

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Libya Tops Agenda at African Union Summit

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The current head of the African Union is calling for less foreign intervention in African affairs. Speaking at the start of an African Union summit Thursday, Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said foreign moves to defend human rights in Africa have only deepened problems on the continent. Mr. Obiang also said the AU is […]

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Russia: France May Have Violated UN Arms Embargo on Libya

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says France may have violated a U.N. arms embargo on Libya by air-dropping weapons to rebels fighting troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi earlier this month. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday Moscow has asked Paris to explain the arms drop to rebels in Libya’s Western Mountains region. He says that if […]

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Libya Tops Agenda At African Union Summit

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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African leaders have opened a summit in Equatorial Guinea expected to focus mainly on the conflict in Libya. A panel of five African presidents is working on a plan for ending the crisis that they will present to the summit for approval. The proposal includes a call for a cease-fire in Libya and a transition […]

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Britain Sends Body Armor to Libyan Rebels

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Britain says it is sending body armor, police uniforms and communications equipment to Libyan rebels fighting against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Thursday his country is supplying 5,000 sets of body armor, 6,650 police uniforms and 5,000 high-visibility vests to police loyal to Libya’s opposition Transitional National […]

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France Defends Arms Airlift to Libyan Rebels

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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France has defended its move to airlift weapons to Libyan rebels, saying it did not break a United Nations arms embargo because the munitions were needed to defend civilians under threat. French Ambassador to the U.N. Gerard Araud said Wednesday that Paris had acted under a provision of the Security Council resolution adopted in March […]

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Obama Defends US Involvement in Libya Conflict

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama has defended U.S. involvement in Libya, saying a lot of the “fuss” U.S. lawmakers have made about the mission is political. At a news conference Wednesday, Mr. Obama repeated his administration’s view that his decision to intervene in Libya did not violate the 1973 War Powers Resolution. The law gives U.S. presidents 60 […]

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France Provided Weapons, Food to Libyan Rebels

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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French military officials say they aided Libyan rebels this month with weapons, munitions and food in their battle against government forces in the western Libyan mountains. Western news agencies on Wednesday quote unidentified French military officials confirming a Le Figaro newspaper reports of “large amounts” of weapons parachuted into the Jebel Nafusa region. Rebels on […]

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Libyan Rebels Seize Huge Arms Depot

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in western Libya have captured a massive arms depot from forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi, boosting critical resupply efforts and fueling an opposition push toward the capital, Tripoli. Hundreds of rebel fighters Tuesday combed through the weapons cache, a portion of which had exploded following NATO bombing. But much remained intact, and a […]

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US Senate Committee Approves Obama Action on Libya

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a resolution that would give President Barack Obama limited authority to continue the U.S. role in the military intervention in Libya. The measure, approved by a vote of 14-5 Tuesday, authorizes U.S. involvement in NATO operations for one year, but prevents the use of American ground troops […]

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