A top Libyan al Qaeda commander has urged his countrymen to overthrow Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime and establish Islamic rule, expanding the terror network’s attempts to capitalize on the wave of unrest sweeping the region.
Libyan rebels on Sunday retreated from another key town under heavy shelling from government forces as Muammar Gaddafi loyalists swept closer towards the main opposition-held city of Benghazi.
The United States backed a call by the Arab League for a United Nations no-fly zone over Libya, as government troops backed by warplanes fought to drive rebels from remaining strongholds in western Libya.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Saturday that the U.S. military, already fighting two wars in Muslim nations, would have no trouble enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya if President Obama orders one. The comments appeared designed to counter the criticism surrounding his earlier remarks on the issue and came as the Arab League […]
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has sent a tough message to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi – freezing his government’s assets in South Africa and telling him to “stop killing innocent civilians”. The Department of International Relations and Co-operation yesterday confirmed that the government had written to financial institutions, private agencies and state departments ordering […]
Muammar al-Gaddafi the strongman of Libya who has been orchestrating attacks on rebels from Ras Lanuf to Benghazi underwent cosmetic surgery in 1995 in order to avoid appearing old to his countrymen. According to a prominent Brazilian cosmetic surgeon he operated on Gaddafi 16 years ago in order to give him a more youthful look.
Al-Jazeera says a cameraman for the pan-Arab satellite station has been killed near the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. It was the first death of a journalist since the Libyan uprising began on Jan. 15.
Heavy fighting continued in Libya Saturday as government forces escalated efforts to retake control of territory held by rebel-led forces, according to Arab media reports.
The European Union has rejected calls to impose a no-fly zone over Libya that would be enforced by NATO.
Establishing and taking control of the skies over Libya could cost the Pentagon up to $300 million a week – or around $15 billion a year – under mission scenarios formulated by a top Washington defense think tank.