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Latest Libya Items
Libyan government forces shelled the outskirts of the western city of Misrata from three sides Wednesday, killing 10 rebels in a show of defiance as NATO airstrikes shook the capital of Tripoli and the alliance's top official said Col. Moammar Gadhafi's fall is only a matter of time.
A top Nigerian politician has pleaded not guilty to charges that he defrauded the state of more than $1.7 million
NATO warplanes subjected Tripoli to hours of heavy bombing on Tuesday, apparently hunting Libyan leader and international outcast Moammar Gadhafi. But as NATO's mission to protect Libyan civilians continued, so did Bashar Assad's mission to gun down demonstrators against his regime in Syria. Over a thousand have been killed and reports emerging from the country indicate worse things are coming.
NATO's top official said Wednesday that the alliance won't put troops on the ground in Libya to keep order once the civil war ends and that it will be up to the United Nations to help the North African country toward its future once Col. Moammar Gadhafi is no longer at its helm.
Opening a day focused on both policy and pomp, President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed the relationship between their nations as the cornerstone of efforts to promote peace and prosperity around the world.
When a joint session of the U.S. Congress gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 29 standing ovations - four more than President Obama received for his last State of the Union message - there was little doubt that Israel is an integral part of the American body politic. It was a hard-line speech by an Israeli on the right of the Israeli spectrum that firmly rejected Mr. Obama's proposal for Mideast peace: The pre-1967 war frontier with minor land swaps for both sides.
Government forces have killed 30 Islamic militants in Yemen's troubled southern province of Abyan, the defense ministry said Tuesday, in what appears to be an escalation of a military campaign to retake areas captured by extremists.
China said Tuesday that Libya's foreign minister is visiting Beijing just days after Chinese officials announced they had reached out to rebel forces challenging Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
President Obama said Tuesday it's "just a matter of time" before Col. Moammar Gadhafi steps down after weathering more than two months of NATO airstrikes — even as the embattled leader vowed on Libyan state television to fight until his death.