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US Legal Adviser Defends Obama Action on Libya

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. government lawyer has defended President Barack Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya, saying the administration is acting “lawfully.” Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, State Department legal adviser Harold Koh said the situation in Libya does not constitute a war requiring specific congressional approval under the Constitution. He argued that […]

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NATO Says Not Scaling Down Libya Operation

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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NATO’s commander for the Libya operation says the allied force is not scaling down its airstrikes despite calls from some nations for a pause in the operation. Canadian Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard said the mission, entering its fourth month, has made “significant progress” and that attacks on civilians by Libyan government forces have lessened. The […]

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International Prosecutor Wants Libya to Arrest Gadhafi

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor demanded Tuesday that aides to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi arrest him and hand him to the court for trial. Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s remarks Tuesday came after The Hague-based court issued arrest warrants Monday for Mr. Gadhafi and two top lieutenants on war crimes charges linked to their suppression of an […]

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Libya Dismisses International Court Warrants for Gadhafi, 2 Top Aides

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya has dismissed arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court for leader Moammar Gadhafi and two top lieutenants on war crimes charges linked to their suppression of an opposition uprising. Justice Minister Mohammad al-Gamudi said Monday that Libya does not accept the legitimacy of the court. The ICC issued the warrants earlier Monday against […]

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International Court Issues Warrants for Gadhafi and 2 Top Aides

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Judges at the International Criminal Court have issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two top lieutenants on war crimes charges linked to their suppression of an opposition uprising against his 42-year rule. The court issued the warrants Monday in response to charges filed by ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo against Mr. Gadhafi, his […]

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International Court Issues Warrant for Gadhafi

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Judges at the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants on Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his most trusted lieutenants on war crimes charges. The decision came after ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo had asked for warrants for Mr. Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and the head of Libyan intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi. Moreno-Ocampo […]

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International Court Issues Warrant for Gadhafi

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Judges at the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants on Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his most trusted lieutenants on war crimes charges. The decision came after ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo had asked for arrest warrants for Mr. Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and the head of Libyan intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi. […]

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ICC Set to Rule on Gadhafi Warrant

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Judges at the International Criminal Court are set to decide whether to issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his most trusted lieutenants on war crimes charges. The court in The Hague is expected to announce the judges’ decision Monday. ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has asked for arrest warrants for Mr. […]

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ICC Set to Rule on Gadhafi Warrant

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Judges at the International Criminal Court are set to decide whether to issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his most trusted lieutenants on war crimes charges. The court in The Hague is expected to announce the judges’ decision on Monday. ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has asked for arrest warrants for […]

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Libyan Rebels Claim Advances in Western Mountains

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in Libya’s western mountains say they have advanced and are battling leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces in a strategic town 80 kilometers southwest of the capital, Tripoli. Opposition commanders said Sunday’s fighting on the outskirts of Bair al-Ghanam follows weeks of intense clashes in the Nafusa Mountains that have pushed government troops steadily back toward […]

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