» 07/02/2012, 00.00
In an increasingly unruly country, NATO drops bombs to end factional clashes
A few days before elections, tensions and clashes continue in Libya. In Benghazi, a rebel group attacks a polling station. Sources tell AsiaNews that NATO carried out air strikes against Zintan and Mashasha, with dozens of deaths. Libyans are opposed to Islamic extremists.
Sharia begins to cast its shadow on the new democratic Libya
An early draft of Libya’s new constitution is inspired by Islamic law. The NTC rejects the idea of foreign peacekeepers voiced by the United Nations. The presence of Jihadis among the rebels is raising disquieting questions.
Health care in chaos as children go without vaccine in Tripoli
Medical drugs are held by UN sanctions against the old regime. For months, hospitals have been unable to buy drugs to treat the wounded and the sick. Only the Red Cross and Doctors without Borders have been allowed to operate inside the country but they are too unorganised to manage the situation.
Libya, the Hague issues warrant for Gaddafi and his loyalists
Warrant includes son of Rais, Saif al-Islam and Abdullah Senussi, head of the regime. The decision coincides with the 100 days of the mission in Libya. AsiaNews sources warn about the risk of further internal division of the Libyan people. The civil war could continue even after the departure of Gaddafi. Bishop of Tripoli hopeful for a diplomatic solution to the conflict.
24/08/2011 CHINA – LIBYA
Gaddafi’s fall threatens Chinese investments in Libya
Rebels could go back on ol contracts with Beijing because of the latter’s support for Gaddafi.
Mgr Martinelli calls for diplomatic steps, says he is not hiding Gaddafi in church
The Libya Contact Group is meeting in Abu Dhabi to discuss the country’s post-Gaddafi future. For the apostolic vicar to Tripoli, the West’s inflexibility vis-à-vis its Libyan counterpart could prolong the war beyond the three months anticipated by NATO.
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