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  • Report: Rebels reject Gadhafi’s offer for deal to step down

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    March 7, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    Al Jazeera television said Libyan rebels rejected an offer by Muammar Gadhafi on Monday to hold a parliament meeting to work out a deal under which he would step down.

    Al Jazeera said sources from the rebel interim council told its correspondent in Benghazi that the offer was rejected because it would have amounted to an “honorable” exit for Gadhafi and would offend his victims.

    According to the report, Gadhafi wanted guarantees of personal safety for him and his family as well as a pledge that they not be put on trial.

  • Obama: Those around Gadhafi “will be held accountable” [VIDEO]

    March 7, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama warned Monday that the U.S. and its NATO allies were still considering military options to stop what he called “unacceptable” violence perpetrated by supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi.

    Obama spoke as Libyan warplanes launched multiple...

  • Pro-Gadhafi forces reportedly strike Zawiyah in bid to regain control

    March 7, 2011 | 8:49 am

    Libyan government forces on Monday struck at rebels in the east of the country and were reported attacking a town near Tripoli, as concern grew over civilian suffering and a growing refugee exodus.

    The United Nations said more than one million people fleeing Libya and inside the...

  • At least 30 killed in Libya as Gadhafi forces fight to take back rebel-held town

    March 4, 2011 | 10:04 am

    The Libyan army staged a prolonged artillery barrage on the city of Zawiyah, west of Tripoli, on Thursday, with residents saying more than 30 people have been killed.

    “There has been heavy shelling of Zawiyah by (Muammar) Gadhafi’s forces and we are hearing of many casualties,”...

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  • Gadhafi vows to triumph over his enemies

    February 25, 2011 | 11:16 am

    Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi on Friday vowed defiantly to triumph over his enemies, urging his supporters in Tripoli’s Green Square to protect Libya and its petroleum interests.

    In a show of strength that he still had control over the capital Gadhafi addressed cheering supporters...

  • AJC: Suspend Libya from U.N. Human Rights Council

    February 22, 2011 | 8:31 am

    The American Jewish Committee called on the United Nations General Assembly to suspend Libya’s membership in the U.N. Human Rights Council.

    “The Gadhafi regime’s widespread use of brutal force against protestors makes a mockery of the U.N. Human Rights Council,” said AJC...

  • UN chief calls Gadhafi to demand immediate end to violence in Libya

    February 21, 2011 | 11:22 am

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Libyan President Moammer Ghadafi on Monday and urged to respect the basic freedoms and rights of his people, amid the bloody unrest that has swept the country over the last seven days.

    Ban held an extensive phone conversation...

  • Libya’s Gadhafi tells Palestinians to challenge Israel

    February 14, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi called on Palestinians to mass on Israel’s borders until their demands are met.

    “Fleets of boats should take Palestinians ... and wait by the Palestinian shores until the problem is resolved,” Gaddafi said in a speech Sunday night on state television,...

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