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Latest Libya Items
At least three Bangladeshi evacuees from insurrection-hit Libya died after they tried to swim to shore from a ship moored in Souda port on the island of Crete, the Greek coast guard said on Sunday.
President Obama's chief of staff on Sunday said that many of those calling for the U.S. to enforce a "no-fly zone" over Libya "have no idea what they're talking about" when it comes to the burdens of such an undertaking.
Col. Moammar Gadhafi's well-equipped but poorly trained security forces can wage a protracted battle against rebel fighters, allowing the beleaguered Libyan leader to cling to power for months, according to analysts and former Libyan officials.
Nearly 50 Bangladeshi migrant workers evacuated by sea from Libya to the Greek island of Crete jumped ship during the night, Greek authorities said Sunday, apparently to avoid being sent back to Bangladesh. Three died, 11 remained missing, and many others were hospitalized.
The West is riding a wave of optimism, despite the unresolved bloody mess in Libya prophesying a resurgent Arab/Muslim world.
Libyan helicopter gunships fired on a rebel force advancing west toward Tripoli, the capital, along the country's Mediterranean coastline Sunday, as forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi fought intense ground battles with the rival fighters.
As Buckingham Palace prepares to celebrate the wedding of Prince William, officials are rushing to contain a flurry of negative publicity from the side of the family that has long been a source of embarrassment.
The career ambassador whom Moammar Gadhafi appointed to replace diplomatic defectors at the United Nations is well-known in Washington, where he wooed oil executives and foreign policy analysts after the Libyan dictator ditched his weapons of mass destruction.
Moammar Gadhafi loyalists swept into the opposition-held city closest to Tripoli on Saturday, tightening security around the regime-held capital. To the east, rebel forces captured a key oil port as the country veered toward civil war.