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Some Libyan military units support protesters
Cairo, Feb 23 (DPA) Military units in northeastern Libya have signalled their support for anti-government protesters who are seeking the ouster of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, Al Arabiya reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:20:39 PM

Libyan minister quits, diplomat claims genocide
Tripoli, Feb 23 (IANS) Libya's powerful interior minister resigned in support of protesters who are demanding an end to Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year rule while a senior Libyan diplomat said he has information that 'genocide' has started and the UN expressed concern over Gaddafi's call to his supporters to take to the streets.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:42:08 PM

Egypt unrest toll put at 384
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS/(AKI) At least 384 people died and 6,467 were injured in the 18 days of clashes between protesters and security forces which toppled Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, the health ministry said.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:31:51 PM

Senegal severs diplomatic ties with Iran
Dakar, Feb 23 (IANS) The west African country of Senegal severed its diplomatic relations with Iran Wednesday, accusing it of supplying weapons to anti-government rebels in the Casamance region that killed three Senegalese soldiers this week.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:09:37 PM

Algeria lifts state of emergency
Algiers/Paris, Feb 23 (DPA) Algeria's cabinet Tuesday adopted a decision to lift the country's 19-year-old state of emergency.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:23:52 AM

Egypt's military reshuffles cabinet
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) Egypt's ruling military council Tuesday appointed new ministers in the first cabinet reshuffle after the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak, media reports said.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:46:26 PM

Gaddafi refuses to step down
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Tuesday refused to step down amid widespread anti-government protests, which he said had tarnished the image of the country, BBC reported.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:06:22 PM

Gaddafi says he will not step down
Cairo, Feb 22 (DPA) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said he will not step down, in an address broadcast on state television Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:58:17 PM

Tripoli airport functioning normally: Report
Tripoli/Cairo, Feb 22 (DPA) The Tripoli International Airport was functionally normally Tuesday, Libya's state news agency JANA reported, after speculation that it had been shut to air traffic.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:36:43 PM

France, Egypt send planes to Libya to evacuate people
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) France and Egypt sent armed forces' aircraft Tuesday to evacuate their nationals from Libya, after fighter jets bombed parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli where furious anti-government protesters demonstrated against their ruler, Muammar Gaddafi.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:04:41 PM

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