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Thursday, 31 March, 2011, 18:40 ( 16:40 GMT )
Update: Moussa Koussa Not Offered Immunity, British FM says
Mr William Hague, the British Foreign Minister said Mussa Kussa, the former Secretary of the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation (Foreign Minister) of Libya, who defected to the UK, Wednesday, will not be offered any immunity from international or British justice.
NATO Takes Sole Control of Libya Air Operations
NATO's Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday the organisation has taken sole control of air operations over Libya, and that the alliance doesn't support U.S. and British suggestions that the U.N. mandate for the international military operation in Libya allows arming rebels who are fighting Muammar Al Qathafi's troops.
Two Injured as Bomb Targets Swiss Nuclear Lobby
Two people were injured when a parcel bomb exploded in the offices of a group representing the Swiss nuclear power industry, police were quoted saying by MSNBC Thursday.
Severe Blow For Al Qathafi as Foreign Minister Defects to Britain
Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi has been dealt a severe setback with the defection of one of his most trusted allies, Foreign Secretary (Minister) Mussa Kussa who arrived in Britain of his own free will Wednesday evening saying he was was resigning his post and was "no longer willing" to represent the Libyan regime.
China Demands Ceasefire in Libya
At a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for an immediate ceasefire in Libya to "give peace a chance" in that region.
CIA Agents Reportedly Involved 'On Covert Missions' in Libya
Various international news agencies are reporting that, according to United States officials, British special forces operating in Libya have now been joined by CIA agents and said to be providing on the ground intelligence to direct air strikes being launched against Muammar Al Qathafi's armoured vehicles and heavy weaponry.
News Summary from the US/International Press on the Libyan Crisis - by Morgan Strong
The government advance appeared to return control of eastern Libya’s most important oil regions to Colonel Al Qathafi’s forces, giving the isolated government, at least for the day, the east’s most valuable economic prize.
Adjdabiyah Residents Fear Another Onslaught After Rebels Forced to Concede Brega
The mood in the eastern part of Libya has darkened as news of the pro-government's advances came through with people at Adjabiyah asking why coalition planes cannot take out Col Muammar Al Qathafi's tanks and armoured cars that are enabling them to keep their steady pace of advancing towards the towns that on Sunday had been taken by the rebels.
Britain Expels Libyan Diplomats
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that Britain has expelled five Libyan diplomats loyal to the Libyan leader, Muammar Al Qathafi because of their intimidation of opposition supporters and their potential threat to the U.K.'s national security.
Struggling Al Qathafi Opponents Now Also Lose Ras Lanuf
The rebels fighting against the Al Qathafi regime in Libya keep on losing towns they had captured early on. The latest town to fall back into the hands of the regime's forces is they key oil port of Ras Lanuf.
President al-Assad: 'Syria Targeted from Outside'
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told parliament in a national address, Wednesday that Syria will defeat those behind a "plot" against his country. He also defied expectations and dashed widespread hopes by not mentioning the lifting of a state of emergency that has been in place since 1963.
Japan Earthquake, Tsunami Update: TEPCO Chairman Apologises
The chairman of the Tokyo Electric Power Company has apologised for trouble and anxiety caused by radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
World Conference Holds Al Qathafi Accountable
At the end of the Libya Conference in London, Tuesday, world powers and international institutions agreed that Muammar Al Qathafi and his regime have "completely lost legitimacy and will be held accountable for their actions".
Obama Does Not Rule Out Arming Libyan Rebels
U.S. President Barack Obama said in an NBC interview Tuesday that he did not rule out arming Libyan rebels as they seek to make territorial gains and overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi.
Libya's Interim Council Sets Out Its Vision
Representatives of the Libyan opposition, from the Libya National Interim Council, (INC), also known as the transitional council, that was in London for the conference Tuesday set out their vision for a democratic country if, and after Al Qathafi is removed from power.
 
 
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Update: Moussa Koussa Not Offered Immunity, British FM says
Mr William Hague, the British Foreign Minister said Mussa Kussa, the former Secretary of the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation (Foreign Minister) of Libya, who defected to the UK, Wednesday, will not be offered any immunity from international or British justice.
NATO Takes Sole Control of Libya Air Operations
NATO's Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday the organisation has taken sole control of air operations over Libya, and that the alliance doesn't support U.S. and British suggestions that the U.N. mandate for the international military operation in Libya allows arming rebels who are fighting Muammar Al Qathafi's troops.
 
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