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Libyan Leader Laughs Off NATO, Rebels' Insistence to Leave Country
Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi said he would die for his people and would never leave them if he is allowed to lead the fight. He delivered his remarks over the telephone in a Libyan state television transmission and directed them to a crowd in Az Zawiyah.
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong
Tripoli was rocked by a series of airstrikes by NATO forces in the early hours of the morning Sunday, with Libyan television reporting that the “NATO crusader forces” had hit civilian and military targets in the eastern suburb of Tajoura.
Update: Al Qathafi Dismisses Contact Group's Recognition of TNC
In reaction to the Libyan Contact Group's decisions in Istanbul, late Friday evening Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi said in a televised speech that the contact group's recognition of the "so-called" National Transitional Council does not represent the decision of the Libyan people.
Heavy Clashes Erupt in Battle for Brega
The Libyan rebels have entered the key eastern city of Brega, forcing government troops to retreat, according to reports, that also went on to say that forces loyal to the Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi withdrew to Bishr town, about 50 kilometres west of Brega.
United States Recognises Rebels' Council
At the end of the fourth meeting of the Libya Contact Group in Istanbul that discussed the five-month-old conflict in Libya, on Friday, the United States formally recognised the rebel leadership (TNC) as the country’s legitimate government.
Suicide Bomber Kills At Least Two in Algeria Town
A suicide bomber Saturday targeted a police headquarters in a town 72 kilometres east of the capital, Algiers killing two people and wounding several others
UN Warns Drought in Horn of Africa to Worsen
The plight of millions of people left hungry by a harsh drought across the Horn of Africa is set to worsen, with the rains not expected soon and harvests months away, a top United Nations official warned Saturday.
Al Qathafi Says Recognition of TNC is Not Libyan People's Decision
In reaction to the Libyan Contact Group's decisions in Istanbul, late Friday evening Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi said in a televised speech that the contact group's recognition of the "so-called" National Transitional Council does not represent the decision of the Libyan people.
Libyan Rebels Say They Have Entered Brega
Libya's rebels said a light mobile force had breached the strategically vital oil town of Brega late Friday, before pulling back in anticipation of a renewed offensive at daybreak.
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong
The Obama administration on Friday formally recognized Libya’s leading rebel group as the country’s legitimate government, a move designed to increase pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi, while freeing up foreign-held funds for the cash-starved rebels.
Syrian Security Forces Kill At Least 32 in Mass Protests
At least 32 demonstrators in several parts of the country have reportedly been killed by Syrian security forces on Friday including 23 in Damascus, according to Reuters news agency.
Libyan Rebels Win Contact Group's Recognition as Country's “Legitimate Authority”
The rebels fighting to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi, on Friday achieved a great victory its National Transitional Council based in Benghazi won recognition as the country's "legitimate authority" from the entire international Libya Contact Group co-ordinating policy on the crisis at its meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.
Egyptians Protest Over Slow Pace of Reform
There's no end to the crisis in Egypt it seems. The people are not happy with the way the pace the transitional government, the military rulers, are using to lead the country to democracy and elections. Thousands of protesters rallied across Egypt on Friday, demanding political change as anger grows over the slow pace of reform.
Tunisian Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up Demo
Tunisian police had to use tear gas after Friday prayers to break up an anti-government protest in the capital, Tunis with demonstrators accusing the authorities of using violence to end their peaceful action.
Al Qathafi Vows to Fight On, Urges Supporters to March on Benghazi
Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi has urged his supporters in a speech on Thursday evening to march on the rebel capital of Benghazi in eastern Libya and to liberate the city of "traitors."
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Libyan Leader Laughs Off NATO, Rebels' Insistence to Leave Country
Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi said he would die for his people and would never leave them if he is allowed to lead the fight. He delivered his remarks over the telephone in a Libyan state television transmission and directed them to a crowd in Az Zawiyah.
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong
Tripoli was rocked by a series of airstrikes by NATO forces in the early hours of the morning Sunday, with Libyan television reporting that the “NATO crusader forces” had hit civilian and military targets in the eastern suburb of Tajoura.
 
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