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Latest Libya Items
After dramatic successes over the past weeks, Libya's rebel movement appears to have hit a wall of overwhelming power from loyalists of Moammar Gadhafi. Pro-regime forces halted their drive on Tripoli with a heavy barrage of rockets in the east and threatened Tuesday to recapture the closest rebel-held city to the capital in the west.
Sen. John McCain on Tuesday renewed his call for imposition of a "no-fly zone" over Libya, saying he doesn't believe that would lead inevitably to U.S. troops on the ground.
A decision by President Obama and NATO to use its militaries to aid rebels in Libya would have the alliance siding with factions that it does not fully understand and not knowing what type of government they would bring to Tripoli.
Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts wants to attack Libya to assist the rebels fighting longtime leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi, but what is he willing to do for the democracy of Taiwan?
Residents of some rebel-held cities in Libya were living in a state of siege Monday, as troops loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi launched air and ground attacks in an offensive aimed at winning back lost territory.
President Obama authorized an additional $15 million in humanitarian aid to Libya Monday and warned Libya's leaders that the U.S. and its NATO allies are still considering military options in response to what he called "unacceptable" violence perpetrated by supporters of Moammar Gadhafi.
Libyan warplanes launched multiple air strikes Monday on opposition fighters regrouping at an oil port on the Mediterranean coast, the second day of a harsh government counteroffensive to thwart a rebel advance toward Moammar Gadhafi's stronghold in the capital Tripoli.
Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah are in the spotlight for their ties to a wealthy U.S. sex offender _ he for being pictured with an underage masseuse at the man's home and she for accepting money from the American to help pay off her massive debts.
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday said deploying ground troops is not at the "top of the list" when it comes to potential responses to the ongoing violence in Libya, but he said it's one of many options being considered.