Qatari amir meets Libyan's opposition group leader   2011-04-19 00:40:36 FeedbackPrintRSS

DOHA, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Qatar's Amir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Monday met Libya's Transitional National Council Chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the Qatar News Agency reported.

The report said the two discussed the latest developments in Libya, days after the amir said the Gulf emirate was ready to arm the opposition group.

Qatar was the first Arab nation to recognize the Libyan opposition group and has exported two shipments of oil from Tobruk, the main oil hub in the east of Libya.

Sheikh Al-Thani said last Thursday during a visit to the United States that his country stands ready to provide arms to the Libyan opposition on request.


Gaddafi's forces continue bombing Libyan rebels

TRIPOLI, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces on Sunday continued their bombardment of rebels in several cities including the eastern town of Ajdabiyah and the western city of Misrata.

Pro-Gaddafi troops on Sunday shelled the eastern edge of Ajdabiyah, where repeated explosions and machine gun fire could be heard.   Full story

Report says U.S, allies seeking refuge for Gaddafi

WASHINGTON, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The United States and its allies have started an intense search for a country willing to accept Muammar Gaddafi once the Libyan leader is forced out of power by NATO-led military operations, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

The move came even though Gaddafi has shown defiance in recent days, declaring that he has no intention of yielding to demands that he leave his country, and intensifying his bombardment of the rebel-held city of Misrata in western Libya.   Full story

Sudanese analysts say economic, political interests behind western intervention in Libya

KHARTOUM, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Several Sudanese analysts said economic and political interests were behind the Western intervention in Libya and reiterated that protests in Libya has become prey for western interests.

The analysts say that the foreign intervention has put Libya on a critical crossroad and that the big powers, whose ambition dwarfed the aspirations of Libya's anti-government protesters, have played a key role in changing the course of the events in the North African country. Full story

Western powers pressure Gaddafi departure, support oppositions

DOHA, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Inside a spacious meeting hall in Qatar's capital Doha, Western powers and their Arab allies met representatives of the Libyan opposition Interim Transitional National Council to seek a political way out of the Libyan crisis.

In Libya, the fighting between the rebel forces supported by NATO-led coalition and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's army shows no signs of abating. Full story

Gaddafi's son says talks of his father leaving power "ridiculous"

PARIS, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam said Monday they were ready to talk but rumors of his father stepping down were "ridiculous."

It is time to inject "new blood" into the country's leadership as Libyan leader Gaddafi is too old to control everything, but "the talk of (Gaddafi) leaving power, that's truly ridiculous," Gaddafi's most prominent son, presumed to be Gaddafi's successor, said in an interview with French TV network BFM on Monday night. Full story

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