The Libyan regime's forces keep pressing ahead with attacks against the rebels. However, the pro-democracy fighters are going ahead to try and establish themselves. Their last act has been to form an “interim government”, that they hope would help them in their efforts to free the entire country from the current regime.
There are concerns that intermittent skirmishes between anti-government demonstrators and forces loyal to embattled Ali Abdullah Saleh could eventually spiral out of control and trigger a large-scale violence in Jemen. But a political analyst has advised Yemeni factions to avoid any armed conflict with the Sana'a regime since the embattled government may use it as a pretext to stay in power.
Fighting has continued between Libyan regime forces and rebels opposing the Al Qathafi government, at the rebel-held town of Misrata, where, it is reported, supplies are running low. Like Misurata, Ajdabiyah has also been been effectively cut off, with no telphone or internet services available. The battle is still on Wednesday as the Al Qathafi forces continue to attack rebel positions across the country.
Despite reports to the contrary, the American military has denied that US forces shot and wounded civilians during a rescue operation near Benghazi to pick up two crew members after their warplane crashed.
President Obama worked on Tuesday to bridge differences among allies about how to manage the military campaign in Libya, as airstrikes continued to rock Tripoli and forces loyal to Col. Muammar Al Qathafi showed no sign of ending their sieges of rebel-held cities.
In a live appearance in front of a cheering crowd of his supporters at his bombed compound at Bab Al-Azizia barracks in Tripoli that was hit by air strikes on Sunday, the Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi late Tuesday called what's happening in Libya right now an "historic battle" against the "unjust aggression".
Only a day after British Prime Minister David Cameron said at the House of Commons that NATO would be in charge of enforcing UN Security Council resolution 1973, France has now proposed that a new political steering committee outside NATO be responsible for overseeing military operations over Libya.
President Barack Obama repeated Monday that Muammar Al Qathafi "needs to go," but he acknowledged the Libyan dictator may remain in power for some time because the allied military mission in North Africa has a more narrow mandate of just protecting innocent civilians.
An American fighter jet crashed over Libya Tuesday. Both crew members ejected safely. According to reports, one of the crew members was quickly picked up by a US military helicopter. The other is said to be "safe" after being rescued by Libyan rebels.
The UN Security Council rejected a Libyan request for an emergency meeting to halt what it called "military aggression" by coalition forces three days after they began launching strikes aimed at disabling Libyan air defences.
Libyan government sources have denied unconfirmed reports published by various media outlets quoting sources mostly affiliated with the Libyan opposition, and Arab newspapers that lifted the news from them, including Algerian TV, that one of the Libyan leader's sons, 27-year-old Khamis, was killed in an air strike on the Libyan leader's compound in the heart of Tripoli.
Anti-aircraft fire rang out across Tripoli for a third night as air attacks in the capital and on targets in eastern Libya were reported, but a U.S. general said allied bombing raids were likely to become less frequent as Washington holds back from being sucked into the Libyan civil war.
The international community must “continue to speak with one voice” on the unfolding developments in Libya, or the humanitarian situation in the North African country will only worsen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned during a visit to the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
The UK prime minister's official spokesman has said that UK military targets in Libya would be chosen to achieve the two objectives stated in the UN resolution, i.e. the setting up of a no-fly zone and the protection of civilians.
Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved constitutional changes that eliminate restrictions on political rights and civil liberties, it was announced today. The elections commission chief said constitutional changes were approved in Egypt's landmark referendum, with 77 percent of the vote in favour, according to final results.
Libya to Host OPEC Summit in 2012 Libya is to host the OPEC summit for the year 2012 as a result of a decision adopted by the summit on Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.OPEC members will also discuss the dollar issue at the Dec. 5 meeting in Abu Dhabi.
ADCB Awarded “The Bank of the Year” in the Middle East The award received by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) for its achievements set a clear example to other institutions in the Arab world to do the same with regard to ambitious plans for re-invention, expansion and growth.