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Zuma Warns NATO Against Killing Gadhafi

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma has warned NATO not to use its military power to kill Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Mr. Zuma spoke in Pretoria Sunday as a high-level African Union panel discussed ways of ending the four-month conflict between Mr. Gadhafi and eastern-based rebels. Mr. Zuma said the U.N. resolution that authorized NATO action […]

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AU Panel Discusses Libya Peace, Aid Efforts

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union panel on Libya is meeting to discuss peace and humanitarian aid efforts in the war-torn country. South African President Jacob Zuma is hosting heads of state from Mauritania, Uganda and Mali at Sunday’s meeting in Pretoria. Mr. Zuma’s office says the leaders will discuss efforts to secure a cease-fire and to bring […]

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NATO Responds to Libya Claim that Strikes Kill 15 Civilians

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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NATO officials have responded to Libyan claims that alliance forces struck a restaurant and bakery in the eastern city of Brega, killing 15 civilians, saying its aircraft hit “legitimate military targets.” A spokesman for the NATO mission in Libya said Saturday that allied warplanes hit key command and control centers in the strategic port city, […]

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US Lawmakers Reject Measure to Cut Funding for Libya Mission

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has rejected two competing measures on the U.S. military role in Libya, which has been a source of anger for many in Congress. House lawmakers voted Friday against both resolutions — one to authorize ongoing U.S. military action in Libya and another to cut off funding for U.S. military […]

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US Lawmakers Reject Measured to Support Libya Mission

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has rejected a measure authorizing ongoing U.S. military action in Libya. The vote of 295 to 123 has no immediate effect on the U.S. role on the NATO-led operation in the country, but is rather a direct criticism of President Barack Obama. House lawmakers will vote later Friday on […]

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Red Cross Ferry Takes 300 From Libyan Capital

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The International Committee for the Red Cross has brought some 300 people out of Tripoli to be reunited with family members in eastern Libya, under rebel control. A VOA correspondent on scene says the ship pulled into Benghazi harbor Friday on the first of three journeys the Red Cross has arranged to bring home those […]

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US Lawmakers Consider Cutting Funds for Libya Operations

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives takes on two critical votes Friday on the U.S. military role in Libya that has been a source of anger for many in Congress. House lawmakers are considering two resolutions: one that would cut off funding for U.S. military attacks in Libya and a competing one that would authorize […]

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US Lawmakers to Vote on Curbing Libya Operations

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives says lawmakers will vote Friday on a resolution to cut off funding for U. S. drone attacks and airstrikes in Libya. John Boehner said Thursday the measure orders the removal of U.S. forces except for those engaged in non-hostile operations. The bill would allow the military to […]

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International Criminal Court to Issue Gadhafi Warrant Decision

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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International Criminal Court judges are scheduled to decide next week whether Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will face arrest for crimes against humanity. The court announced on Thursday that a hearing will take place in The Hague on Monday. An ICC prosecutor has asked for arrest warrants for Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and the head […]

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Defiant Gadhafi Denounces NATO as “Murderers”

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has vowed to continue fighting, as he denounced NATO for airstrikes that caused civilian casualties. Mr. Gadhafi said in an audio statement broadcast late Wednesday that NATO states are “murderers” who have “killed our children and grandchildren.” NATO acknowledged an airstrike on Sunday that caused civilian casualties and one on Friday […]

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