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Report: US Costs for Libya Soaring

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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A memo obtained by the Financial Times says the U.S. military effort in Libya is costing hundred of millions of dollars more than first estimated. The Pentagon memo, which the newspaper says was given to some U.S. lawmakers, says the military is spending $2 million a day on air strikes, refueling operations and intelligence gathering […]

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NATO Bombs Tripoli as World Powers Chart a Libya Without Gadhafi

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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NATO has launched more airstrikes near the residence of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as global powers gathered to discuss a Libya without him. Loud explosions rocked the Libyan capital Tripoli late Wednesday, with the first bombs striking an area near Mr. Gadhafi’s compound and the second attack near a hotel where foreign journalists have been […]

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China Says Libyan Rebels Will Visit Beijing

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say they will soon receive a delegation from the Libyan opposition movement in Beijing. The official Xinhua news agency quoted Foreign Ministry official Chen Xiaodong announcing the visit at a briefing Thursday. He spoke as an envoy from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was ending a two-day visit in which he urged China to […]

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Libya Seeks Chinese Help in Securing Cease-Fire With Rebels

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say an envoy from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has urged China to help secure a cease-fire between his government and rebel forces in the east of the country. The official Xinhua news agency said Abdelati Obeidi made the remark at a meeting in Beijing Wednesday with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. Yang was […]

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UAE Talks to Focus on ‘Post-Gadhafi’ Libya

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Western and Arab nations are meeting in the United Arab Emirates Thursday for talks on planning a Libya without leader Moammar Gadhafi. The group is also expected to discuss measures to activate a fund agreed to in May that would provide financial and other assistance to Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council. Foreign ministers from the […]

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Gadhafi Forces Attack Misrata

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Government forces in Libya have carried out a heavy assault on the rebel-held city of Misrata on the same day that NATO vowed to keep up its air campaign against the embattled Libyan leader. Witnesses say the port city came under heavy shelling Wednesday as thousands of pro-Gadhafi troops advanced from the south, east and […]

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Gadhafi Forces Attack Misrata

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Government forces in Libya have carried out a heavy assault on the rebel-held city of Misrata on the same day that NATO vowed to keep up its air campaign against the embattled Libyan leader. Witnesses say the port city came under heavy shelling Wednesday as thousands of pro-Gadhafi troops advanced from the south, east and […]

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NATO Plans for Libya Without Gadhafi

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says it is committed to its military campaign against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and is preparing for a Libya without the authoritarian leader. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday after a meeting of alliance defense ministers in Brussels that Mr. Gadhafi’s departure is no longer a question of “if” he […]

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NATO Defense Chiefs Discuss Libya Campaign

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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NATO warplanes rocked the Libyan capital, Tripoli, overnight before alliance defense ministers began talks to assess their military campaign against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he expects the Wednesday meeting in Brussels to discuss preparations for the future of Libya without Mr. Gadhafi. On Tuesday, NATO carried […]

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NATO Defense Chiefs to Discuss Libya Campaign

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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NATO defense ministers are set to meet Wednesday in Brussels to assess the campaign in Libya, a day after NATO warplanes pounded Tripoli with some of the most intense airstrikes since the coalition operation began in March. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he expects to discuss preparations for the future of Libya without leader […]

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