Gaddafi's son: military operations to end in 48 hrs

2011-03-17 11:24:05

Gadhafi's son said that government forces were approaching the largest rebel stronghold of Benghazi and all military operations against the rebels would be over in 48 hours.
Gadhafi forces push into rebel stronghold

Bahrain clashes leave at least 6 dead

2011-03-17 08:40:40

Soldiers and riot police expelled hundreds of protesters from a landmark square in Bahrain's capital on Wednesday, using tear gas and armored vehicles to try to subdue the growing movement calling for an end to the 200-year-old monarchy.

Gadhafi forces push into rebel stronghold

2011-03-17 08:34:45

Muammar Gadhafi's government predicted victory within days while world powers debated imposing a no-fly zone.

Bahrain imposes curfew, bans all gatherings

2011-03-16 22:26:08

Bahrain's Defense Forces (BDF) imposed Wednesday curfew from 4 pm (1300 GMT) to 4 am (0100 GMT) in several areas of the capital, state-run BNA news agency reported.

Sarkozy's office denies claim by Gadhafi son

2011-03-16 21:23:36

President Nicolas Sarkozy's office is denying a claim by Moammar Gadhafi's son that the French leader received funding from Libya for his election campaign.

Uruguay officially recognizes Palestinian State

2011-03-16 09:34:25

The government of Uruguay on Tuesday announced its official recognition of the Palestinian State as an independent and sovereign country, and reaffirmed its commitment to the Middle East peace process

Security Council to meet on Libyan no-fly zone

2011-03-16 09:07:13

The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet on Wednesday morning to discuss the issue of the no-fly zone over Libya, Li Baodong, the Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations told reporters here.

Libyan gov't forces air-raid Ajdabiya

2011-03-15 16:29:33

Libyan government forces air-raided the rebel-controlled eastern city of Ajdabiya Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 11, local reports said.

1,000 Saudi troops enter Bahrain-Saudi source

2011-03-14 20:36:09

About 1,000 Saudi soldiers entered Bahrain early on Monday to protect government facilities following recent unrest by the country's Shi'ite Muslim majority.

UN chief calls for 'utmost restraint' in Yemen

2011-03-13 10:53:09

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called for "utmost restraint" and "a genuine and broad-based dialogue" in Yemen in order to avoid a further deterioration of the situation in the Middle East country.

Arabs to urge UN to impose no-fly zone on Libya

2011-03-13 07:43:18

The Arab League (AL) on Saturday decided in an emergency meeting to urge the UN Security Council to impose a no-fly zone on Libya to protect the citizens.

Gadhafi troops launch assault on key oil port

2011-03-12 11:56:44

Troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi were fighting to retake the oil port of Ras Lanuf on Friday, intensifying their counteroffensive against the outgunned insurgents.