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  • obama says gaddafi is feeling pressure to leave

    Obama Says Gaddafi Is Feeling Pressure To Leave

    World | April 16, 2011 8:49 IST

    Chicago, Apr 15 : President Barack Obama says a military stalemate exists on the ground in Libya, but the United States and NATO have averted a “wholesale slaughter” and Muammar Gaddafi is under increasing pressure

  • libya s opposition rejects au truce plan

    Libya's Opposition Rejects AU Truce Plan

    World | April 12, 2011 9:34 IST

    Tripoli, Apr 11 : Libya's opposition Transitional National Council today rejected a peace plan proposed by the African Union mediators, saying longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi must accept their demand to relinquish power before any talks.“This

  • gaddafi forces push towards ajdabiya 5 killed in misurata

    Gaddafi Forces Push Towards Ajdabiya, 5 Killed In Misurata

    World | April 09, 2011 19:13 IST

    Tripoli, Apr 9: Muammar Gaddafi's forces today pushed ahead towards the eastern town of Ajdabiya, the gateway to the opposition stronghold of Benghazi, as five people were killed in heavy fighting for the western city

  • libyan rebels fear loses after nato attack error

    Libyan Rebels Fear Loses After NATO Attack Error

    World | April 08, 2011 17:34 IST

    Ajdabiya, Apr 8: Rebel fighters sent scouts Friday toward the contested oil port of Brega to seek clues on whether pro-government forces took advantage of a mistaken NATO airstrike that pounded opposition tanks and sent

  • rebels slam nato for slowdown in strikes

    Rebels Slam NATO For Slowdown In Strikes

    World | April 06, 2011 21:04 IST

    Tripoli/Washington, Apr 6: Angry rebels today deprecated NATO for “slackening” the pace of its military campaign which faced fresh challenges with Muammar Gaddafi's troops changing tactics by using human shields to thwart air strikes.NATO officials

  • gaddafi onslaught pushes rebels back from brega

    Gaddafi Onslaught Pushes Rebels Back From Brega

    World | April 06, 2011 7:38 IST

    Tripoli/Washington, Apr 5 :  A fierce offensive by government troops pushed Libyan rebels attempting to take the key oil town of Brega further east, as diplomatic moves to end the over month-long conflict made little

  • fierce fighting rages in libya gaddafi rejects ceasefire

    Fierce Fighting Rages In Libya, Gaddafi Rejects Ceasefire

    World | April 02, 2011 18:01 IST

    Tripoli, Apr 2: Fierce fighting raged today between the rebels and troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi for the control of the eastern oil town of Brega as the government of the embattled leader dismissed conditions

  • world leaders step up pressure gaddafi beats rebels back

    World Leaders Step Up Pressure; Gaddafi Beats Rebels Back

    World | March 30, 2011 10:27 IST

    Tripoli/London, March 29: Mounting pressure on Muammar Gaddafi's to quit, world leaders today vowed to intensify air strikes to stop his "murderous attacks" on civilians as Libyan forces struck back at rebels advancing towards his

  • obama pushes for collective effort in libya

    Obama Pushes For 'Collective' Effort In Libya

    World | March 30, 2011 10:11 IST

    New York, Mar 30: US President Barack Obama has underlined the need for "collective" action in Libya where enforcement of UN resolution, authorising the use of force, is now under NATO control."We believe that the

  • rebels close in on gaddafi s hometown

    Rebels Close In On Gaddafi's Hometown

    World | March 28, 2011 16:38 IST

    Ras Lanouf, Libya, March 28: Libya's rebel forces closed in Monday on Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, the gateway to the western half of the country, after it was targeted for the first time by

  • us claims success against gaddafi s forces

    US Claims Success Against Gaddafi's Forces

    World | March 27, 2011 22:24 IST

    Washington, Mar 27: US today claimed major success in the campaign in Libya, with both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defence Secretary Robert Gates saying that Gaddafi's military capacity had been substantially decimated with

  • french jets strike gaddafi s planes as libyan rebels advance

    French Jets Strike Gaddafi's Planes As Libyan Rebels Advance

    World | March 27, 2011 17:12 IST

    Tripoli/Washington, Mar 27: Backed by air strikes from coalition forces, Libyan rebels today advanced westwards after recapturing the strategic towns of Ajdabiya and Brega, as French fighter jets destroyed five air force planes and two

  • gaddafi forces pushed back but remain a threat clinton

    Gaddafi Forces Pushed Back, But Remain A Threat: Clinton

    World | March 25, 2011 9:40 IST

    Washington, Mar 25: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that considerable progress has been made in enforcing the 'no-fly' zone over Libya but forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi remain a threat to people

  • us allies expect larger arab military role in libya

    US, Allies Expect Larger Arab Military Role In Libya

    World | March 24, 2011 11:23 IST

    Washington, Mar 23: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today said the United States expects "more announcements" of Arab participation in UN-backed military action in Libya in the coming days.Five days after the United States, Britain

  • libya to free afp getty journalists

    Libya To Free AFP, Getty Journalists

    World | March 23, 2011 9:07 IST

    Tripoli, Mar 23: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has ordered the release of three journalists, including two AFP employees, held by his forces since the weekend after an appeal from AFP chairman Emmanuel Hoog, his spokesman

  • mission not accomplished till gaddafi in power obama

    Mission Not Accomplished Till Gaddafi In Power: Obama

    World | March 23, 2011 8:04 IST

    Washington, Mar 23: US President Barack Obama ruled out any changes in the Operation Odyssey Dawn for Libya till its ruler Muammar Al Gaddafi was in power or till the time he changed his approach

  • khamenei backs revolts accuses obama of lying

    Khamenei Backs Revolts, Accuses Obama Of Lying

    World | March 22, 2011 10:12 IST

    Tehran, Mar 21 :  Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used his new year's message today to slam the military intervention in Libya, back regional revolts, and accuse US President Barack Obama of lying."The US

  • obama defends libya action in a letter to congress

    Obama Defends Libya Action In A Letter To Congress

    World | March 22, 2011 8:19 IST

    Washington, Mar 22: Two days after the US forces commenced operation to assist coalition forces to enforce the UN Security Council resolution of no-fly-zone over Libya, US President Barack Obama told the Congressional leadership that

  • gaddafi must go obama

    Gaddafi Must Go: Obama

    World | March 22, 2011 7:42 IST

    Washington, Mar 22: US President Barack Obama has asserted that it is America's policy that the Libyan leader, Muammar Al Gaddafi must go and his Administration has multiple tolls to ensure that this goal is

  • coalition bombards gaddafi s command centre near his home

    Coalition Bombards Gaddafi's Command Centre Near His Home

    World | March 22, 2011 15:29 IST

    Tripoli/Cairo, Mar 21: Western forces intensified strikes on Libyan defence targets flattening a command centre close to Muammar Gaddafi's private residence, as more nations joined the campaign in Libya and the Arab League declared its