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Latest Libya Items
The United States will deploy for the first time armed Predator drones over Libya to strike more accurately at Col. Moammar Gadhafi's forces loyal and protect civilians, especially in urban areas, defense officials said Thursday.
Donald Trump is giving the Republican establishment cardiac arrest. It is trying to destroy his credibility as a viable presidential candidate in 2012. It is easy to see why: Mr. Trump is soaring in the polls. Over the past month, the billionaire real estate mogul has catapulted to the top of the prospective GOP field, closely trailing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
An Oscar-nominated war photographer and film director was killed Wednesday in the besieged city of Misrata while covering battles between rebels and Libyan government forces. Three other Western photographers were reported wounded.
The Pentagon is studying how to expand the use of highly effective combat drone aircraft from the Middle East and Southwest Asia to other commands, including Pacific Command and Africa Command.
The wife of a prominent human rights lawyer who disappeared for two months amid a massive Chinese security crackdown said her husband has returned home and appears to be well.
An aid ship on Thursday ferried the bodies of two Western photojournalists out of the besieged Libyan city of Misrata after they were killed and two others working alongside them were wounded while covering battles between rebels and government forces.
Col. Moammar Gadhafi's loyalists shelled a mountain town and clashed with opposition forces in a besieged coastal city Wednesday, rebels said, as the Libyan leader sought to quell resistance in the western part of the country, which is largely under his control.
China's government faces two looming challenges — environmental and labor.
Dismissing concerns over possible links between Libyan rebels and al Qaeda, the Obama administration has notified Congress it is providing $25 million in nonlethal aid to the rebels' effort to drive Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime from power.