Libyan Uprising

  • Late night explosions rock Tripoli July 17, 2011

    Tripoli: A series of airstrikes by NATO forces rocked Tripoli early Sunday morning. Libyan television reported that the "NATO crusader forces" had hit civilian and military targets in the eastern suburb of Tajoura. Just after midnight on Sunday, a series of dull rumbles and flashes could be seen to the east of...
  • Libya rebels claim control of Tunisian border May 18, 2011

    Tripoli: Libyan rebels said on Thursday they had control of a post on the Tunisian border, forcing government soldiers to flee over the frontier and possibly opening a new channel for opposition forces in Muammar Gaddafi's bastion in western Libya. In the rebel stronghold of Benghazi in eastern Libya, meanwhile, relief...
  • Gaddafi asks Obama to end air strikes, in letter April 7, 2011

    Washington: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has appealed directly to President Barack Obama to halt what the Libyan leader called "an unjust war," and wished Obama good luck in his bid for re-election next year. In a rambling, three-page letter to Obama obtained on Wednesday by The Associated Press, Gaddafi implored Obama...
  • UK: Libyan Foreign Minister set to resign March 31, 2011

    London: Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa arrived in the UK and is resigning from his post, Britain's government said. Koussa arrived from Tunisia at Farnborough Airport, about 55 kms southwest of London, the Foreign Office said in a statement, adding that he travelled to Britain under his own free will. "He has...
  • Libya: Air raids hit Gaddafi's hometown Sirte March 28, 2011

    Ras Lanouf: International air raids targeted Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte for the first time Sunday night as rebels quickly closed in on the regime stronghold, a formidable obstacle that must be overcome for government opponents to reach the capital, Tripoli. A heavy bombardment of Tripoli also began after nightfall, with...