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  • gaddafi s former minister forming transitional government

    Gaddafi's Former Minister Forming Transitional Government

    World | February 27, 2011 20:54 IST

    Cairo, Feb 27: Libya's former justice minister announced he was forming a "transitional government" to replace Gaddafi's crumbling regime, which now controls only some western areas around the capital and a few long-time bastions in

  • gaddafi s time is up says obama

    Gaddafi's Time Is Up, Says Obama

    World | February 27, 2011 11:57 IST

    Washington, Feb 27: US President Barack Obama dropped the careful condemnation, threats of consequences and the reminders to Moammar Gaddafi's regime about its responsibility to avoid violence,and in its place he delivered a more forceful

  • gaddafi regime arming civilians for civil war

    Gaddafi Regime Arming Civilians For Civil War

    World | February 26, 2011 21:04 IST

    Tripoli, Feb 26:  The embattled regime of Moammar Gadhafi is arming civilian supporters to set up checkpoints and roving patrols around the Libyan capital to control movement and quash dissent, residents said Saturday, reports AP.The

  • foreign mercenaries providing key support to gaddafi

    Foreign Mercenaries Providing Key Support To Gaddafi

    World | February 26, 2011 20:43 IST

    Cairo, Feb 26: Well-equipped foreign mercenaries are providing key support to Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli and surrounding areas, reports Al Jazeera. There have been frequent reports of foreign mercenaries working for Gaddafi against the protesters,

  • gaddafi supporters blow up arms caches rebels capture oil

    Gaddafi Supporters Blow Up Arms Caches, Rebels Capture Oil Terminal

    World | February 26, 2011 20:40 IST

    Cairo, Feb 26: The Arabic news channel Al Jazeera has quoted witnesses to report that pro-Gaddafi forces were blowing up arms caches, in order to prevent anti-government forces from acquiring those weapons.Clashes were also reported

  • pressure mounts on gaddafi from both within and outside

    Pressure Mounts On Gaddafi From Both Within And Outside

    World | February 26, 2011 20:35 IST

    Cairo/Washington, Feb 26: Libya's embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi had his back to the wall, with the unprecedented revolt for his ouster inching closer to Tripoli and the US slapping unilateral sanctions freezing his assets. As

  • gaddafi exhorts his followers to fight

    Gaddafi Exhorts His Followers To Fight

    World | February 26, 2011 20:30 IST

    Tripoli, Feb 26 : Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi  has  appeared in Tripoli's Green Square, to exhort his followers to fight the rebels, reports Al Jazeera.Addressing a  crowd of his supporters in the capital, Gaddafi said

  • gaddafi has lost the confidence of his people us

    Gaddafi Has Lost The Confidence Of His People: US

    World | February 26, 2011 9:36 IST

    Washington, Feb 26 : Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has lost the confidence of his people and faces zero credibility among them, the White House has said as ittoughened its stand against the authoritarian regime. "It's

  • gaddafi forces strike back as rebels close in on tripoli

    Gaddafi Forces Strike Back As Rebels Close In On Tripoli

    World | February 25, 2011 22:20 IST

    Cairo, Feb 25: Libyan forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi attacked anti-regime protesters with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at a mosque in Zawiyah leaving nearly 100 people dead, as outraged western nations today prepared to

  • gaddafi blames al qaeda for libyan unrest

    Gaddafi Blames Al Qaeda For Libyan Unrest

    World | February 24, 2011 22:56 IST

    Tripoli, Feb 24: Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, has said in a speech on Libyan state television that al-Qaeda is responsible for the uprising in Libya, reports Al Jazeera."It is obvious now that this issue

  • opposition vows to liberate tripoli gaddafi holed up

    Opposition Vows To Liberate Tripoli, Gaddafi Holed Up

    World | February 24, 2011 10:58 IST

    Benghazi, Libya, Feb 23: The scope of Moammar Gadhafi's control was whittled away Wednesday as major Libyan cities and towns closer to the capital fell to the rebellion against his rule. In the east, now

  • gaddafi uses warplanes to bomb protesters

    Gaddafi Uses Warplanes To Bomb Protesters

    World | February 22, 2011 13:30 IST

    Tripoli, Feb 22: Libyan forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi are fighting a bloody battle to keep him in power, with residents reporting gunfire in parts of the capital Tripoli and other cities, while other citizens,

  • venezuela denies giving asylum to gaddafi

    Venezuela Denies Giving Asylum To Gaddafi

    World | February 22, 2011 10:47 IST

    Caracas (Venezuela), Feb 22 : Venezuela's information minister denied suggestions that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was headed to this South American country. Andres Izarra said in an e-mail sent to The Associated Press that "it's

  • libyan pilots diplomats defect

    Libyan Pilots, Diplomats Defect

    World | February 22, 2011 8:25 IST

    Malta, Feb 21 : Two Libyan air force jets landed in Malta on Monday and their pilots have asked for political asylum.The pilots claimed to have defected after refusing to follow orders to attack civilians