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Top US Lawmaker Warns Obama on Libya Conflict

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. lawmaker has warned President Barack Obama he will violate a law unless U.S. operations in Libya end by this Sunday, or he asks for and receives congressional authorization to continue the mission. The speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican John Boehner, issued the warning in a letter to Mr. Obama Tuesday. […]

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Libyan Forces Fire Rockets Along Tunisian Border

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have fired rockets at opposition fighters near the border with Tunisia. The Reuters news agency quotes witnesses who say the Libyan rockets crossed the border into Tunisia, an act that could raise tensions that are already high between the two countries. Libya fired rockets into […]

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Libyan Forces Fire Rockets Along Tunisian Border

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have fired rockets at opposition fighters near the border with Tunisia. The Reuters news agency quotes witnesses who say the Libyan rockets crossed the border into Tunisia, an act that could raise tensions that are already high between the two countries. Libya fired rockets into […]

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Libyan Rebels Push West from Misrata

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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(WRITETHRU; NEW INFO IN GRAFS 1-8; NEW HEAD)) Libyan rebels have advanced from the western port of Misrata towards the capital, Tripoli, breaking a government siege as fighters across the country renew their revolt against leader Moammar Gadhafi. Several rebel units Monday pushed the front lines west from Misrata to the outskirts of Zlitan, a […]

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Germany Gives Diplomatic Recognition to Libyan Rebels

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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(new Clinton info in graf 5 in Clinton-Africa CR)) Germany on Monday officially recognized Libya’s rebel council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people, as battles continued in several places between rebels and government loyalists. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle offered the recognition during a visit to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Germany does […]

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Germany Gives Diplomatic Recognition to Libyan Rebels

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Germany on Monday officially recognized Libya’s rebel council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people as battles continued in several places between rebels and government loyalists. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle offered the recognition during a visit to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Germany does not participate in NATO airstrikes aiding the rebel cause […]

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Libyan Rebel Forces Relaunch Attacks

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Fresh fighting between troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and resurgent anti-government rebels has broken out across the war-torn country as rebel forces take advantage of increased coordination with NATO to mount a series of attacks. In Zawiyah, a strategic city 50 kilometers west of the capital, Libyan rebels regrouped and clashed with pro-Gadhafi […]

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Libyan Forces Shell Rebels in West

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have hammered rebels in the west with heavy weapons, as separate fighting creeps toward the capital, Tripoli. Reporters at the frontline near the rebel-held western town of Zintan say government forces launched rockets during intense fighting Sunday. Elsewhere, rebels say clashes killed at least six at Dafniya, just […]

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Libyan Forces Shell Rebels in West

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have hammered rebels in the west with heavy weapons, as separate fighting creeps toward the capital, Tripoli. Reporters at the frontline near the western rebel-held town of Zintan say intense fighting Sunday caused damage without immediate report of casualties. In Zawiyah, 50 kilometers west of Tripoli, Libyan rebels […]

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SYRIA 2nd UPD CN RDY MIDEAST

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Loud blasts from apparent NATO airstrikes have rocked the Libyan capital, while fierce fighting has erupted between government forces and rebels near a western oil port. Western news reports say several loud explosions shook Tripoli late Saturday after what had been a mostly quiet day in the capital. Meanwhile, witnesses say clashes have erupted between […]

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