Posts Tagged “libya”

The Navy’s Newly Updated Fire Scout Back In Action

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The Navy’s Newly Updated Fire Scout Back In Action

America’s single combat casualty in Libya had no weapon for defending itself when it was shot down a heavy anti-aircraft weapon in late June. But that’s about to change. After spending the last couple of months pursuing pirates in the Indian Ocean, watching over troops in Afghanistan, and soaring into a pro-regime stronghold in Libya,…

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Overseas

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Overseas

Russia’s envoy met up with Libya’s foreign minister Thursday and said afterward that longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi continues to refuse to surrender his power. Gadhafi’s son revealed to an Italian publication that his father wouldn’t go into exile, but elections under intercontinental supervision could supply a way out. The US quickly dismissed the idea and…

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Libya

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Libya

The United Nations are in search of $230,000,000 to fund humanitarian help from May to September for one million Libyan civilians affected by Libya’s on-going issue, a United Nations spokesman said Wednesday. The demand for more funds was made by Valerie Amos, the United Nations humanitarian emergency administrator. This is due to the constant fighting,…

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Libya

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Libya

The most recent news on Libya is that there really has been no big, new changes. President Obama is still opposed to sending American troops to Libya to help the rebels fight the opposing forces. Britain, France, and Italy have decided to send military aid from their nations to Libya. Our government has drawn together…

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Libyan City of Misurata to Receive UN Aid

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Libyan City of Misurata to Receive UN Aid

The Libyan crisis continues as the western edge of Misurata came under heavy mortar fire and sniper attacks within the last week. The Libyan government has pledged to allow the United Nations to set up a relief station to provide medical aid and sustenance to the people of Tripoli. Over 100 people have been reported…

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Gas Prices

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Gas Prices

This past Sunday, a total of six states passed the $4 per gallon mark, with New York being the latest one. The nations capital, Washington, D.C., was also affected by the growing gas prices, also hitting the $4 mark. The national average has increased over the last 26 days, the highest being found in Hawaii…

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Libya

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Libya

Events in North Africa and elsewhere in the Arab world have given European leaders the opportunity to try and redeem the legacy of their colonial pasts. The heads of government in Great Britain, France and Italy have called for NATO to actively support the Libyan rebels and force Col. Qaddafi to relinquish control. Foreign powers…

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Libya

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Libya

A Libyan rebel commander has cited that NATO has been taking too long to respond to calls for airstrikes and is allowing people to die every day in Misratah. A UN sponsored mandate permits ‘all necessary measures’ to protect the citizens of Libya; NATO deputy spokeswoman, Carmen Romero, told the AFP news agency “Misratah is…

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General Says Libya May Be Near Stalemate

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General Says Libya May Be Near Stalemate

Rebels in Libya said five opposition fighters were killed in a NATO air strike Thursday near Brega, and in Misrata a government artillery barrage left five dead and 25 wounded. NATO said the situation in Brega was “unclear and fluid,” but officials are investigating the rebel claim of friendly fire casualties. If the reports are…

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Gadaffi’s Troops Bombard Rebels In Brega

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Gadaffi’s Troops Bombard Rebels In Brega

Libyan rebels were bombarded by government artillery and rocket fire on the outskirts of Brega Tuesday as the two sides continue to fight for control of the oil town. On Monday, the opposition captured a portion of Brega only to be beaten back by the superior fire power of Muammar Gaddafi’s army. The battle lines…

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