Government formed in East Libya by former justice minister, prepare for elections

Libya’s former justice minister says he has formed a transitional government based in the country’s east, the focal point of an uprising against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Mustafa Abdel Jalil made the announcement in an interview with Qatar-based television network Al-Jazeera late Saturday. Abdel Jalil says the transitional government is based in Libya’s second-largest city […]

International community: Gaddafi has lost all legitimacy, must go now

The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed travel and asset sanctions on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and close aides, ratcheting up pressure on him to quit before any more blood is shed in a popular revolt against his rule. It also adopted an arms embargo and called for the deadly crackdown against anti-Gaddafi protesters to be […]

Libyans in tears plea to U.N. Security & Human Rights Councils to ‘Save Libya’

The Libyan ambassador to the United Nations made an impassioned appeal Friday to the U.N. Security Council, calling on the U.N.’s most powerful body to adopt a strong resolution and “save Libya.” His speech ended with him embracing his deputy, who had defected from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s camp earlier this week, and both men […]

Gaddafi would rather go down ‘like Hitler’ than surrender

Muammar Gaddafi vowed to “crush any enemy” on Friday, addressing supporters in central Tripoli as Libya’s popular uprising closed in around him and Western powers set about punishing him for attacks on his own people. “We will fight if they want,” the 68-year-old leader declared after a day of clashes in parts of the capital […]

As end nears, Gaddafi offers $400 per family to stop the uprising

Libyan state television said Moammar Gadhafi’s government was raising wages, increasing food subsidies and ordering special allowances for all families, in its first practical attempt to win the support of citizens since the uprising began. Each family will receive 500 Libyan dinars ($400) to help cover increased food costs, and wages for some categories of […]

Gaddafi: Protesters high on hallucinogen-laced Nescafe

Opposition activists are increasing the pressure on Muammar Gaddafi’s ailing regime, shutting down oil exports and mobilising rebel groups in the west of the country as the revolution rapidly spreads. In a rambling appeal for calm on state TV, Gaddafi blamed the revolt on al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, and said the protesters were fuelled […]

Gaddafi forces execute hospital patients, bomb mosque

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi stormed hospitals in Tripoli and summarily executed injured anti-regime protestors who were being treated, a report said Thursday. Members of the Libyan Revolutionary Committee, the backbone of Gaddafi’s regime, “burst in hospitals and killed wounded people who had protested against the regime,” said Slimane Bouchuiguir, who leads the […]

Bush believes 2006 war strengthened Lebanon

Former US President, George W. Bush considered in his memoirs “Moments of Decision” that the Israeli war on Lebanon in July 2006 contributed to the weakening of Hezbollah and strengthened what he used to call “the newly born democracy in Lebanon”. About the July war, Bush said: “The newly born democracy in Lebanon became stronger […]

Geagea: Hezbollah’s military does not strengthen Lebanon

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea addressed Israel’s release of Lebanese captive activists who were on the Freedom Fleet, saying “This is how Israel is confronted,” and not through a show of strength. “In any confrontation between Israel and Hizbullah, the international community will stand by Israel, but if the confrontation was between Israel and the […]