Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

AMU declares entrance test dates for its UPSC coaching centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International

Tension in Libya as question of foreign intervention looms

Wednesday March 02, 2011 05:12:53 PM, DPA

Related Articles

UN suspends Libya's membership in Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly decided Tuesday to suspend Libya's membership in the 47-nation Human Rights   »

People love me, says Gaddafi as Arab world simmers

Protesters control four Libyan cities; Oman singed by protests

Libyan opposition forms own government

Arab world on boil, US imposes sanctions on Libya

Nine die in Iraq protests as demonstrations scald Arab world

Govt forces attack Libyan town, leave 17 dead

Tripoli/Cairo: Tension ran high in the Libyan capital Tripoli Wednesday as protesters undergoing military training in the east of the country said they would march on the city and the possibility of foreign intervention loomed.

A fuel tanker also exploded in Tripoli early Wednesday. Amidst the panic, residents clashed with foreign reporters at the scene, forcing some of them back to their hotel, Al Jazeera reported.

It was not yet clear whether the fuel truck's explosion was an intentional act or an accident.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his security forces remain largely in control of the city, after losing the eastern part of the country to protesters.

The eastern city Ajdabiya reportedly remained under the control of the protesters Wednesday despite airstrikes by Gaddafi's security forces.

In the city of Benghazi, protesters undergoing military training at makeshift camps said they planned to march on Tripoli.

The leaders of the camps say there are around 5,000 volunteers being trained, according to Al Jazeera.

Reports that two US warships passed through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean escalated concerns regarding foreign intervention in Libya.

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said the ships were being sent for possible humanitarian efforts, and warned that "all of the options beyond the humanitarian assistance and evacuation are complex".

The Arab League was due to meet in Cairo Wednesday to put out a statement rejecting any foreign military intervention in Libya.

The League suspended Libya's membership last month over Gaddafi's violent crackdowns on protesters.

Many Libyan opposition members, including the Libyan National Council in Benghazi, say they want to overthrow Gaddafi on their own, without any foreign military assistance.

Encouraged by widespread anti-government demonstrations throughout the Arab world, Libyan protesters took to the streets Feb 15 to demand Gaddafi's departure.

Gaddafi's violent crackdown on the protesters has elicited international condemnation, including sanctions by the European Union and the US.

The Libyan leader, who has been in power for nearly 42 years, says he is determined to remain in the country and claims the protests were incited by foreign agents.






  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS




Top Stories

Godhra train burning: Death for 11, life for 20

A special court here Tuesday sent to the gallows 11 people and gave life imprisonment to 20 others for the February 2002 burning    »

Godhra sentencing based on dubious evidence: Swami Agnivesh

Forensic report on Godhra train burning dents Govt./VHP claims

Justice Banerjee stands by his findings


Picture of the Day

Department of Architecture, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) under the aegis of ‘Centre of Islamic Architecture’ had on February 27 organized a Workshop on “Legacy of Islamic Architecture and its impact on Contemporary World”. The workshop was sponsored by Aditya Birla Ultratech.


  Most Read

UN suspends Libya's membership in Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly decided Tuesday to suspend Libya's membership in the 47-nation Human Rights   »

People love me, says Gaddafi as Arab world simmers

US court summons Congress party on Sikh riots case

A US court has issued summons to India's Congress party to answer charges of "conspiring, aiding, abetting and carrying out organized attacks on Sikh population of India in November 1984." The   »

US Sikh group campaigns against immunity for Kamal Nath


  News Pick

Now Dandi March in US against corruption in India

A group of NRIs, inspired by the historic Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi in India's fight for freedom from foreign rule, have organised a 240-mile   »

India needs 'freedom movement' to root out corruption: Dosanjh

Court notice to Rahul Gandhi on 'missing' woman

The Allahabad High Court Tuesday issued notices to Uttar Pradesh authorities and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on a plea seeking information about the whereabouts of a woman who went missing after meeting    »

Mumbai police uncultured: Asha Bhosle

Renowned playback singer Asha Bhosale Tuesday sang a different tune by criticising the Mumbai police and accusing it of being uncultured. Her sharp comments stunned a distinguished gathering of academicians at  »

Put Ashok Todi to trial in Rizwanur case: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Tuesday cleared the deck for the trial of Kolkata-based businessman Ashok Todi in the mysterious death of his son-in-law »

Punish Kolkata cops, Rizwanur's mother tells apex court

Five states to go to polls in April-May

Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Assam and West Bengal will go to polls in April and May in the biggest popularity contest since the 2009  »

150 million likely to vote in five states


Union Budget 2011

Budget promises more money for all - farmers to corporates

Promising more money in the hands of households by hiking the income tax exemption limit and lowering tax surcharge for corporates, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday presented the general budget for the next fiscal with a fair dose of reforms and steps to curb inflation, check »

Complete text of the budget speech

Highlights of Pranab Mukherjee's budget for 2011-12

Budget allocation for Minority Affairs raised to 2600 crore

Bouquets and brickbats for Pranab's budget

Housewives to Pranab: Thanks for sparing us more headache

Budget 2011: Education gets 24% hike; AMU, Azad foundation get funds

Pranab's budget has Rs.8,000 crore for Kashmir's development



RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes











Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.