Daily Archives: August 7, 2011

Libyan PM: Libyan Army reclaims key town

The Libyan government said Sunday it had retaken the key town of Bir Al-Ghanam after losing it briefly to rebel forces. Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi told reporters in Tripoli that rebel forces had the town for only a few … Continue reading

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Sukant Chandan discusses the role of NATO in the Middle East and North Africa

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Pahad, Khumalo calls for end to Libya war

“The UN Security Council must therefore know that at least with regard to Libya, it has acted in a manner which will result in, and has led to, the loss of its moral authority effectively to preside over the critical … Continue reading

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Pope calls for ‘revival’ of Libyan peace efforts

Pope Benedict XVI urged the international community Sunday to “revive” their search for a peace plan for Libya, saying force was not the answer. “I exhort the international organisations and those who bear political and military responsibility to revive with … Continue reading

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Rare mainstream coverage of the racist attacks black Libyans and migrant workers have faced throughout the ‘rebel uprising’

“They wanted to kill blacks there,” he says. “I’d be killed if I stayed.” “They catch me with a gun in front of my wife and kids. They arrested me, tied me up and covered my eyes and took me … Continue reading

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Media group urges UN probe of strike on Libya TV

An international media safety group has joined calls Friday for the United Nations to investigate NATO’s bombing of Libyan television, which reportedly killed 3 people and injured 15. The International News Safety Institute (INSI) asked U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to … Continue reading

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Qatari plane illegally supplies ammunition to Libya rebels

A Qatari plane made a quick stop in the rebel-held Libyan city of Misrata on Saturday to offload ammunition destined for rebel fighters, sources with knowledge of the flight said. Officials at the airport acknowledged a Qatari plane landed at … Continue reading

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