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French warplanes strike Tripoli outskirts
Tripoli, March 20 (IANS) French warplanes attacked an air defence site on the outskirts of Tripoli Saturday night in a wave of air strikes against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:35:21 AM

French jets fly over Libya as Benghazi residents flee east
Cairo/Tripoli, March 19 (DPA) Residents of Benghazi fled eastwards Saturday to escape attacks by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces, as fighter jets belonging to France and its coalition partners flew over the rebel-held city to begin enforcing a no-fly zone.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 11:40:21 PM

Huge turnout in Egypt`s first post-Mubarak vote
Cairo, March 19 (DPA) An unprecedented number of Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday in a constitutional referendum in the first public vote since Hosni Mubarak was toppled as president five weeks ago.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 10:08:51 PM

French jets start patrols as Libyan rebels urge action
Cairo/Tripoli, March 19 (DPA) French jets reportedly began operations in the no-fly zone over conflict-torn Libya Saturday, even as world leaders were still meeting to decide the exact nature of the mission.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 9:58:36 PM

High turnout as Egyptians vote on constitutional changes
Cairo, March 19 (DPA) Egyptians formed long queues outside polling stations in Cairo Saturday to vote, for the first time since president Hosni Mubarak was ousted, on a constitutional reform referendum that many believe will decide the fate of the revolution.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 7:19:57 PM

Fighter plane shot down, rebels evicted from Benghazi
Tripoli, March 19 (IANS) A fighter plane was shot down and there were mortar and artillery attacks Saturday morning in the rebel-controlled Libyan city of Benghazi, Al Jazeera reported. However, a Libyan state TV reported residents in Benghazi were fighting with rebels and evicted them from 'two-third' of the port city.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 5:40:12 PM

Fighter plane shot down in Libyan rebel-held town
Tripoli, March 19 (IANS) A fighter plane was shot down and there were mortar and artillery attacks Saturday morning in the rebel-controlled Libyan city of Benghazi, Al Jazeera reported.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 2:14:14 PM

Attacks on rebels continue despite Libya ceasefire
Tripoli/Cairo, March 18 (DPA) Attacks on Libyan rebels continued Friday, according to residents and opposition activists, despite the government's announcement of an immediate ceasefire earlier in the day.

Friday, March 18, 2011 11:10:36 PM

Libya declares ceasefire, but sad over UN decision
Tripoli/Cairo, March 18 (IANS) The Libyan government Friday decided to halt all military operations against rebels in line with a UN resolution that imposed a no-fly zone over the North African country, but Foreign Minister Moussa Kusa stressed 'great sadness' over the Security Council's decision.

Friday, March 18, 2011 7:22:55 PM

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

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