Cairo, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) In Libya, the battle over a strategic highway junction intensified on Saturday, and leader Muammar Gaddafi condemned U.S. recognition of the self-appointed National Transition Council.
The highway junction near the towns of Bir Ghanam and Garyan in western Libya is strategic because of its proximity to the capital, Tripoli, and was the scene of fierce fighting between government troops and rebel forces, according to various reports. Continue reading
Ankara, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The Libya Contact Group is meeting Friday in Istanbul to discuss how to press leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down from power.
The group, comprising 42 members of national delegations and international organizations, was meeting for the fourth time since it was created in late March, and will analyzes the transition process in Libya and a possible cease-fire. Continue reading
By Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire
This year’s 17th African Union Summit attempted once again to broker a cease-fire in the nearly five-month-old imperialist war against Libya. The meeting of the 53-member organization was held in Malabo, capital of the former Spanish colony of Equatorial Guinea, from June 30 to July 2. Continue reading
Tripoli, (Prensa Latina) The Libyan government accused NATO on Thursday of intensifying air raids over civilian and police targets to back an advance on the capital by rebels and alleged foreign mercenaries.
Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim said that NATO aircraft increased their strikes in what it seemed to be the final stage of the aggression campaign, but its air force could not weaken the positions of Muammar Gaddafi’s army. Continue reading
Tripoli, (Prensa Latina) Rebel leaders threatened on Monday to carry out a massive attack over Tripoli and to intensify combats in the western region of Libya, while leader Muammar Gaddafi refused to abandon his rule under foreign extreme pressure. Continue reading
Tripoli, (Prensa Latina) The Libyan government accused NATO on Saturday of attacking a technical school in the capital, resulting in an unspecified number of victims.
In a statement, NATO admitted to attacking targets near the capital last night, including army troops, and that it had stepped up bombings in the west. Continue reading
Tripoli, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Libya, suffering more terrible air raids on Tuesday, affirmed that an arrest warrant for leader Muammar Gaddafi is part of the double standard applied by the West in facilitating NATO aggression against this country.
Authorities and supporters of the Libyan government discredited on Tuesday the International Criminal Court (ICC), using the same tone as on Monday, when that court issued arrest warrants for Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the country’s spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi. Continue reading