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Gaddafi escapes unhurt as NATO missile strikes kill youngest son, three grandchildren


May 1st, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by ANI
London, May 1(ANI): Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has survived a NATO missile attack that killed his youngest son and three grandchildren last night.The Libyan government said that Saif Al-Arab Gaddafi, 29, ... Read more...

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Gaddafi ready for ceasefire but refuses to step down


April 30th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, April 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said in a live TV address Saturday he was ready for peace talks with NATO but has no plans to step ... Read more...

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Nicaraguan President Ortega terms royal wedding ‘offensive’


April 30th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has said that he is offended by Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage ceremony, as it is being celebrated while Libya is facing ... Read more...

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Gaddafi rules out leaving Libya but ready to negotiate ceasefire with NATO


April 30th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 30 (ANI): Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has agreed to negotiate with NATO powers to put an end to air strikes against his forces, but warned that he cannot be ... Read more...

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NATO urged to adopt Gaddafi’s assassination policy


April 25th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Senior western leaders have urged NATO to adopt an assassination policy against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to put an end to the emerging stalemate in Libya.The calls came ... Read more...

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NATO forces tried to assassinate Gaddafi: Libyan official


April 25th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 25 (ANI): A Libyan government press official has said NATO had tried to assassinate Colonel Muammar Gaddafi early Monday, destroying his multi-story library and office and badly damaging a ... Read more...

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US unmanned Predator drones could assassinate Gaddafi: Hague


April 25th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 25 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary William Hague has indicated that American unmanned Predator drones, which have been used to take out al-Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and Afghanistan, could be ... Read more...

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Libya seeks Moscow’s role in peaceful settlement to conflict


April 25th, 2011 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya is ready for a political settlement of the armed conflict in the country and wants Moscow to take part in the search for ways ... Read more...

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US’ first unmanned Predator attack destroys Libyan govt. multiple rocket launcher


April 24th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): The US military has confirmed that its first attack by an unmanned Predator drone aircraft has destroyed a Libyan government multiple rocket launcher near Misrata.Several hours ... Read more...

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Libyan army may allow tribes to fight rebels in Misrata


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 23 (ANI): Libya's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim has said that the army of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi might hand over the task of fighting rebels to local tribes over fears ... Read more...

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Attacks on civilians in Misrata may be war crimes, says UN


April 21st, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 21 (IANS/AKI) The UN Wednesday deplored the repeated use of cluster munitions and heavy weaponry by Libyan government forces against civilians in the besieged city of Misrata and ... Read more...

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UN: attacks against civilians in Misrata, Libya may be international crimes


April 20th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday warned that the reported repeated use of cluster munitions and heavy weaponry by Libyan Government forces against civilians in Misrata could ... Read more...

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Gaddafi controlled companies still operating in UK despite sanctions


April 17th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Libyan companies controlled by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi are reportedly still trading in Britain despite being under official sanctions.The Telegraph quoted the Treasury as saying that it ... Read more...

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NATO running short of ammunition to carry out Libyan operations


April 16th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): NATO is running short of crucial ammunition like precision bombs following less than a month into the Libyan conflict, indicating the limitations of the participating European Union nations ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces firing cluster bombs into residential neighborhoods in Misrata


April 16th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 16 (ANI): The forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi are reportedly firing cluster bombs into residential neighborhoods, which have been banned by much of the world, in their bid to overtake ... Read more...

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Missing Western journalists spotted in Tripoli


April 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.15 (ANI): Three Western journalists who were covering the Middle East crisis, and had been reported missing, have been spotted by western sources at a government detention camp in Tripoli.Libyan witnesses ... Read more...

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Chinese President calls for immediate Libya cease-fire


April 14th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr 14(ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for an immediate cease-fire in Libya to prevent an even worse humanitarian crisis in the country.Jintao said that China is very concerned ... Read more...

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NATO allies divided over pace of attacks in Libya


April 13th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.13 (ANI): The pace of attacks against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya seems to be dividing NATO allies with many participating countries refusing to carry out strikes against forces on the ... Read more...

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Libyan gang rape victim reveals details of torture by pro-Gaddafi men


April 13th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 13 (ANI): A Libyan woman who had burst into the hotel housing foreign journalists in Tripoli to say that she was gang raped by pro-Muammar Gaddafi militiamen, has revealed for ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s departure non-negotiable: US


April 12th, 2011 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's departure from power is "non-negotiable", Xinhua Tuesday quoted a US State Department spokesman as saying."We've said it's our bottom line, it's a ... Read more...

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Libyan government accepts African Union’s peace plan: Zuma


April 11th, 2011 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, April 11 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has accepted the African Union's "road map" to end conflicts in the country, Xinhua quoted South African President Jacob Zuma as saying ... Read more...

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Gaddafi loyalists using civilians as human shields to safeguard weapons from airstrikes: NATO


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 6 (ANI): NATO has accused Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime of using civilians as human shields to safeguard their heavy weapons from being targeted by international air strikes in Libya.CBS ... Read more...

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Stalemate in Libya a likely outcome: US paper


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.2 (ANI): US officials are beginning to accept the possibility of a stalemate in Libya, with rebels retaining control of east Libya and Colonnel Muammar Gaddafi controlling west Libya, as the ... Read more...

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Libyan government rejects rebels’ truce offer


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, April 2 (IANS) The Libyan government Friday turned down a ceasefire offer from the rebels, Xinhua reported.What rebels offered was not peace, said a government spokesman.The opposition said earlier ... Read more...

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NATO warns rebels of consequences like Gaddafi forces if they attack civilians


April 1st, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Members of the NATO alliance have reportedly warned that their planes and missiles will not hesitate to target the Libyan rebels if they attack civilians during their fight ... Read more...

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CIA meets rebels, inserts operatives to facilitate air strikes in Libya


March 31st, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 31 (ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency has inserted clandestine operatives into Libya to gather intelligence for military air strikes and to contact and vet the beleaguered rebels battling Colonel Muammar ... Read more...

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Libya frees woman allegedly raped by militia after branding her a ‘prostitute’


March 28th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 28 (ANI): The Libyan government has said that it has released the woman who had burst into a hotel full of foreign journalists to say that she was abducted and ... Read more...

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Gaddafi still has many loyalists chanting “God, Moammar, Libya: Enough!”


March 25th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 25 (ANI): Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi might have been facing strong opposition from the international arena and within his own country, but latest reports have suggested that he is ... Read more...

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Libyan govt. says it can never kill civilians


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 23 (ANI): A Libyan government spokesman has held international coalition attacks on Libya for the death of 48 civilians on the first night of military action, insisting that the forces ... Read more...

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Ongoing joint military operation in Libya can last long: Obama


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that the ongoing joint military operation in Libya could continue for a long period of time, insisting that America would continue ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions on 14 Libyan oil companies


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US has slapped sanctions against 14 companies owned by Libya's National Oil Corporation to cut off funding for the Muammar Gaddafi government.A US-led military coalition ... Read more...

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Libyan govt. brands ‘Gaddafi’s son’s killing’ story as “nonsensical piece of news”


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 22 (ANI): The Libyan government has denied media reports that Colonel Moammar Gaddafi's sixth son, Khamis, had been killed in an air attack in Tripoli on Saturday night.Twenty-seven-year-old Khamis ... Read more...

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India gravely concerned over air strikes on Libya: Krishna


March 21st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna on Monday said the Indian Government is gravely concerned about the ongoing violence in Libya, and has expressed regret about the air strikes ... Read more...

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It will be “unwise” for allied forces to try to kill Gaddafi: Gates


March 21st, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that it would be "unwise" on the part of the forces of his country's international allies to try to kill ... Read more...

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Mullen says stalemate may allow Gaddafi to remain in power in Libya


March 21st, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen has admitted that a stalemate could allow Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to remain in power ... Read more...

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