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Latest Libya Items
Libyan protesters seeking to oust longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi defied a crackdown and took to the streets in four cities Thursday on what activists have dubbed a "day of rage," amid reports that at least 14 demonstrators have been killed in clashes with pro-government groups.
Libyan protesters seeking to oust dictator Moammar Gadhafi defied a crackdown and took to the streets in five cities Thursday, amid reports at least 20 demonstrators were killed in clashes with pro-government groups, as unrest continued across the Middle East and North Africa.
Thousands of protesters defied appeals for calm from the military and the country's most influential Islamic cleric and marched in cities across Yemen on Thursday, pressing on with their campaign to oust the U.S.-allied president.
Former protesters are waiting cautiously to see whether the army — now Egypt's governing body — will fulfill its promises of social justice while other discontented groups are emerging in force and the economy stagnates.
Hundreds of Libyans calling for the government's ouster clashed with security forces early Wednesday in the country's second-largest city as Egypt-inspired unrest spread to the country long ruled by Moammar Gadhafi.
Newly appointed Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq apologized to the "resistance" - those opposing President Hosni Mubarak - for thevicious attacks launched against them and promised that they will not happen again. The Mubarak regime's continuously malicious maneuvers to manage the opposition and thwart the revolution is getting greater support from Arab dictators such as Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and Yemen's unpopular ruler, Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Ripples of unrest spreading across the Arab world are prompting some governments there to brace for a tide of protests over unemployment and longtime autocratic rule.
Relatives of the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing denounced the British government Tuesday, after learning more about London's private contacts with Libya over the release of the only man convicted in the terrorist attack over Scotland that killed 190 Americans.
According to Freedom House, only 2 percent of the population in the Middle East and North Africa lives in full freedom. Of those, 100 percent are in Israel.