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NATO Chief Favors Financing Libyan Rebels

NATO Chief Favors Financing Libyan Rebels

BRUSSELS — NATO’s top official says financing the rebels in Libya would help protect civilians there.Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday that overthrowing Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is not one of NATO’s military o…

Saif Al-Arab Gaddafi Killed: Libyan Mourners Demand Revenge After NATO Strike Kills Leader’s Son

Saif Al-Arab Gaddafi Killed: Libyan Mourners Demand Revenge After NATO Strike Kills Leader’s Son

TRIPOLI, Libya — Mourners shouted for revenge Monday as some 2,000 people in the Libyan capital greeted a funeral procession carrying Moammar Gadhafi’s second youngest son, who officials say was killed in a NATO airstrike.The crowd jostled …

Seif Al-Arab Gaddafi Reportedly Killed, Survived U.S. Strike In 1986

Seif Al-Arab Gaddafi Reportedly Killed, Survived U.S. Strike In 1986

CAIRO — Seif al-Arab Gadhafi escaped a U.S. airstrike targeting his father’s compound in Tripoli in 1986. Twenty-five years later, the Libyan leader’s second-youngest son was reportedly killed in a NATO airstrike.Libyan officials announced …

16 Journalists Detained Or Missing In Libya: CPJ

16 Journalists Detained Or Missing In Libya: CPJ

NEW YORK — Sixteen journalists covering the conflict in Libya are reported missing or detained by authorities in the North African country. Three Americans are on the list of endangered journalists, compiled Tuesday by the Committee to…

Gaddafi’s Grip On Western Libya May Be Slipping

Gaddafi’s Grip On Western Libya May Be Slipping

TRIPOLI, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi has suffered military setbacks in recent days in western Libya, a sign that his grip may be slipping in the very region he needs to cling to power.His loyalists were driven out of the center of the city…

Rap Music Inspires Libyan Rebels To Defeat Gadhafi

Rap Music Inspires Libyan Rebels To Defeat Gadhafi

AJDABIYA, Libya — Libyan rebel fighter Jaad Jumaa Hashmi cranks up the volume on his pickup truck’s stereo when he heads into battle against Moammar Gadhafi’s forces.He looks for inspiration from a growing cadre of amateur rappers whose pow…

McCain Praises Libyan Rebels In Benghazi

McCain Praises Libyan Rebels In Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya — U.S. Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest proponents in Congress of the American military intervention in Libya, said Friday that Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi’s troops are his heroes.The top Republican on …

John McCain Heading To Libya To Meet With Rebel Forces

John McCain Heading To Libya To Meet With Rebel Forces

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest proponents in Congress of the U.S. military intervention in Libya, is heading to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi for a meeting with forces fighting to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi, an aide t…

NATO Mission Creep Not Leading To Libya Ground War: David Cameron

NATO Mission Creep Not Leading To Libya Ground War: David Cameron

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Thursday that NATO isn’t edging toward the deployment of ground forces in Libya – despite the decision by several European nations to send military staff to assist rebel forc…

France Send To Military Advisors To Libya

France Send To Military Advisors To Libya

PARIS — President Nicolas Sarkozy says France will intensify its airstrikes in Libya at the request of opposition forces.France’s Foreign Ministry also said Wednesday it already has military liaison officers on the ground in the rebel-…

Misrata Death Toll Hits 17: Fierce Fighting In Last Major Rebel Foothold In Western Libya

Misrata Death Toll Hits 17: Fierce Fighting In Last Major Rebel Foothold In Western Libya

AJDABIYA, Libya — Holding out under a rain of shelling and sniper fire, Libyan rebels fought Moammar Gadhafi’s forces Sunday in close-quarters battles in the city center of Misrata, the last major rebel foothold in western Libya. Seven…

Massoud Abu Assir, Libyan Rebel Guitarist Plays On Outskirts Of Ajdabiya

Massoud Abu Assir, Libyan Rebel Guitarist Plays On Outskirts Of Ajdabiya

AJDABIYA, Libya — The Libyan revolution has been tough on rebel fighter and guitarist Massoud Abu Assir’s rock band. His bass player was captured by Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, and his drummer is off fighting on the front line.But those setba…

Gaddafi Forces Pummel Rebel Town Of Misrata

Gaddafi Forces Pummel Rebel Town Of Misrata

TRIPOLI, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi’s troops launched a powerful assault with tanks and rockets Friday on Misrata, the last major rebel city in western Libya, sending residents fleeing to increasingly crowded safe areas of the city that a…

NATO Ministers: No Gaddafi In Libya’s Future

NATO Ministers: No Gaddafi In Libya’s Future

BERLIN — NATO nations stressed Thursday that their common aim in Libya is to bring an end to Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the world must increase its support for the Libyan oppositio…

Libyan Rebels Hijack Gaddafi’s Phone Network

Libyan Rebels Hijack Gaddafi’s Phone Network

A team led by a Libyan-American telecom executive has helped rebels hijack Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s cellphone network and re-establish their own communications.The new network, first plotted on an airplane napkin and assembled with the help of…

Hillary Clinton: Middle East Reform Risks Being ‘Just A Mirage In The Desert’

Hillary Clinton: Middle East Reform Risks Being ‘Just A Mirage In The Desert’

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that the Arab world’s revolutions could be remembered as “just a mirage in the desert” if leaders fail to make good on demands for greater democracy and economic oppor…

U.S: Libya Role To Remain Limited Despite Setbacks

U.S: Libya Role To Remain Limited Despite Setbacks

WASHINGTON — Despite rebel setbacks and an increasingly public rift with NATO allies, the U.S. will stick to its plan to remain in the back seat of the Libya air campaign, the Obama administration insisted Tuesday after three weeks of …

NATO General: ‘We’re Doing A Great Job’ In Libya

NATO General: ‘We’re Doing A Great Job’ In Libya

BRUSSELS — A NATO general sharply rejected French criticism Tuesday of the operation in Libya, saying the North Atlantic military alliance is performing well and protecting civilians effectively.French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe had …

Libya Cease-Fire: South Africa Says Gaddafi Has Accepted African Union ‘Road Map’

Libya Cease-Fire: South Africa Says Gaddafi Has Accepted African Union ‘Road Map’

TRIPOLI, Libya — A delegation of African leaders said Sunday that their Libyan counterpart Moammar Gadhafi accepted their “road map” for a cease-fire with rebels, whom they will meet with Monday. They met hours after NATO airstrikes ba…

Libyan Government Troops Shell Rebel Front-Line Outpost

Libyan Government Troops Shell Rebel Front-Line Outpost

AJDABIYA, Libya — Government soldiers and rebel gunmen battled in the streets of a key front-line city Saturday after the Libyan military used shelling and guerrilla-style tactics to open its most serious push into opposition territory sinc…

NATO: Libya Rebel Deaths Don’t Require Apology

NATO: Libya Rebel Deaths Don’t Require Apology

BRUSSELS — NATO acknowledged Friday that its airstrikes had hit rebels using tanks to fight government forces in eastern Libya, but said it would not apologize for the deaths because no one told them the rebels had tanks.British Rear A…

Omar Fathi Bin Shatwan, Libya’s Former Energy Minister, Flees To Malta

Omar Fathi Bin Shatwan, Libya’s Former Energy Minister, Flees To Malta

LONDON — Libya’s former-energy minister said Wednesday that several members of Moammar Gadhafi’s inner circle want to defect, but many are too scared to abandon the dictator fearing the safety of themselves and their families.Omar Fathi bin…

Hala Misrati, Libyan State TV Host, Leaps To Fame

Hala Misrati, Libyan State TV Host, Leaps To Fame

TRIPOLI, Libya — Hala Misrati once wrote romance tales about lost love. Now she’s the ferocious face of Libya’s regime, a star talk-show host on state TV lashing out daily against Moammar Gadhafi’s enemies.She railed against a Libyan w…

Libya Oil Production Falters

Libya Oil Production Falters

TRIPOLI, Libya — NATO on Thursday dismissed Libyan claims that Britain had struck the North African country’s largest oil field, blaming Moammar Gadhafi’s forces for the attacks that halted production. The eastern Sarir and Messla fiel…

Libya Rebel Oil Production Halted by Gaddafi Attacks

Libya Rebel Oil Production Halted by Gaddafi Attacks

BENGHAZI, Libya — Three days of attacks by supporters of Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi have halted oil production in rebel-held fields in the country’s east, a rebel spokesman said Wednesday.The rebels had just begun exporting oil again…

Gaddafi Gets Love From Serbian Nationalists On Facebook

Gaddafi Gets Love From Serbian Nationalists On Facebook

BELGRADE, Serbia — Five years after their leader Slobodan Milosevic died while on trial for genocide, some Serb nationalists have found a new idol: Col. Moammar Gadhafi.A Facebook group supporting the Libyan leader has gathered more than 66…

Libya Rebels Unable To Hold Oil Port Despite NATO Airstrikes

Libya Rebels Unable To Hold Oil Port Despite NATO Airstrikes

BREGA, Libya — Libyan government forces on Tuesday unleashed a withering bombardment of the rebels outside a key oil town pushing them back, even as the regime said Moammar Gadhafi might consider some reforms but would not stepping dow…

Iman al-Obeidi, Libya Woman Who Claimed Rape, May Be Free

Iman al-Obeidi, Libya Woman Who Claimed Rape, May Be Free

TRIPOLI, Libya — A Libyan woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel to tell foreign journalists that she was gang raped by Moammar Gadhafi’s troops was quoted by news media Monday as saying she is not in custody.Iman al-Obeidi made headline…

Libya Rebels: ‘No Place For An Islamic State In Libya’

Libya Rebels: ‘No Place For An Islamic State In Libya’

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libyan rebels want to install a parliamentary democracy in place of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, one of their top leaders said Sunday, dismissing Western fears that their movement could be hijacked by Islamic extre…

Marco Rubio Speaks Out After Low Profile Early In Senate

Marco Rubio Speaks Out After Low Profile Early In Senate

WASHINGTON — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a breakout star of the 2010 election and a tea party favorite, kept a low profile early on in the Senate. That’s begun to change.In a matter of days, Rubio made his opposition clear in a Wall Stre…