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Turmoil rages in Libya, UN slaps sanctions
Tripoli, Feb 27 (IANS) Anti-government protesters in Libya seized the third largest city Misurata and most of its oil fields as the UN Security Council slapped sanctions against Muammar Gaddafi's regime after a brutal crackdown left more than 1,000 civilians dead.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 6:59:01 PM

Three killed in Senegal clash
Dakar (Senegal), Feb 27 (IANS) Three soldiers were killed and many wounded as the Senegalese army clashed with separatists in the southern Casamance region, military officials said.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 7:06:09 AM

Three killed in Tunisia clashes
Tunis, Feb 27 (DPA) Renewed clashes in Tunisia have left at least three people dead and a dozen injured, the interior ministry said.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 5:59:31 AM

Gaddafi won't destroy oil wells, says his son
Tripoli, Feb 26 (IANS/AKI) Muammar Gaddafi would never destroy the country's oil wells -- its main source of wealth -- to quash the anti-government protests, the Libyan leader's son Saif al-Islam has said.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:18:19 PM

First Algeria protests since lifting of emergency law
Algiers/Paris, Feb 26 (DPA) Hundreds of protesters Saturday took part in the first demonstrations held in Algeria since the lifting of the 19-year-old state of emergency earlier this week, witnesses said.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 4:58:35 PM

Egypt's army apologises for clashes with protesters
Cairo, Feb 26 (DPA) The Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces issued an apology Saturday after clashes erupted between protesters and the army Friday night.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:13:27 PM

Rulers and their reigns in Middle East and North Africa
Cairo, Feb 26 (IANS) Here is a list of leaders in Middle East and North Africa who have been in power for years:

Saturday, February 26, 2011 1:41:45 PM

Gaddafi's son offers talks with protesters
Cairo/Tripoli, Feb 26 (DPA) A son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi offered to withhold attacks on regime opponents Saturday and negotiate.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 10:45:19 AM

US evacuates embassy officials from Libya
Tripoli, Feb 26 (IANS) The US embassy in Libya has shut down temporarily and has evacuated all of its diplomats as violence mounts in the capital Tripoli, the State Department announced.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:07:00 AM

Over 38,000 Egyptians return from Libya
Cairo, Feb 26 (IANS) A total of 38,481 Egyptians have returned from Libya since unrest hit the country, the official MENA news agency reported.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 7:56:55 AM

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