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Libya declares ceasefire in line with UN resolution
Tripoli, March 18 (IANS) Libyan authorities Friday decided to halt all military operations in line with a UN resolution that imposed a no-fly zone over the North African country, Xinhua cited an Al-Jazeera TV report as stating.

Friday, March 18, 2011 6:39:54 PM

After UN fly ban, world bracing 'all necessary measures' to protect Libyans
Tripoli, March 18 (IANS) The international community Friday began discussing all measures, including military action, against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces to enforce a fly ban which was imposed by a UN security council vote despite abstention by India and four other members of the council.

Friday, March 18, 2011 3:55:31 PM

No-fly zone: Libya thanks countries that abstained UN vote
Tripoli, March 18 (IANS) Libya has said it was grateful to the five countries, including India, who abstained from voting on a UN Security Council resolution authorising a no-fly zone over the strife-hit country.

Friday, March 18, 2011 11:18:55 AM

Gaddafi threatens attacks as no-fly zone decision nears
Cairo/Benghazi, March 18 (DPA) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi threatened retaliation against forces in the Mediterranean Sea for any foreign intervention in the country, as he launched fresh airstrikes against the opposition stronghold of Benghazi.

Friday, March 18, 2011 12:54:11 AM

Clashes continue as Gaddafi vows to recapture Misurata
Tripoli, March 17 (IANS) Fierce clashes Thursday continued between opposition forces and Muammar Gaddafi's troops as the defiant Libyan leader promised a 'decisive battle' to recapture the rebel-held city of Misurata, Al Jazeera reported.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 11:47:15 PM

Gaddafi's forces recapture Misurata
Tripoli, March 17 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces Thursday recaptured the country's third largest city of Misurata, Xinhua reported, citing state TV.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:49:55 PM

Nigerian who swindled Indian arrested in Ghana
Accra, March 17 (IANS) A Nigerian who defrauded an Indian education advisor of $22,300 under the pretext of securing a Canadian visa for him has been arrested.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:37:26 PM

Five killed in Bahrain protest, military imposes curfew
Manama/Cairo, March 16 (DPA) The death toll from clashes between anti-government protesters and Bahraini security forces rose to five Wednesday, as the military imposed a curfew and warned people not to gather in public places.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:15:40 PM

UAE relief ships arrive in Benghazi
Benghazi (Libya), March 16 (IANS/WAM) Two cargo ships carrying 700 tonnes of humanitarian assistance Wednesday arrived at Bengazi seaport for help to the people in Libya, the country which is witnessing massive anti-government protests.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:36:49 PM

Gaddafi's forces bogged down in clashes in Libya
Cairo/Benghazi, Libya, March 16 (DPA) Muammar Gaddafi's forces were bogged down in a battle for control of Libya's northern cities, with little progress made Wednesday, despite the anti-government forces reporting a number of rebel casualties.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:08:49 PM

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