» 05/05/2011, 00.00
Peaceful solution wanted as Tripoli bishops warns against leaving Gaddafi out
Libya Contact Group meets today in Rome to discuss economic aid to Benghazi rebels. Mgr Martinelli warns against helping only the rebels because it could fuel anarchy and hatred.
Tripoli bishop attends funeral of Gaddafi’s relatives, Moscow criticises airstrikes
The funeral of Gaddafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren was held this afternoon. Russian Foreign Ministry criticises NATO for using disproportionate force, harming the population. It says the alliance is violating UN resolution. In Tripoli, the embassies of Italy and Great Britain and UN offices are set on fire.
Gaddafi accepts African Union peace plan
The plan calls for an immediate ceasefire, the unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid, protection of foreign nationals, and a dialogue between the government and rebels. It does not however convince the rebels and NATO who call for a pullback of the colonel’s forces and greater guarantees.
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.
Mgr. Martinelli: Gadaffi can still determine the fate of Libya
In Italy for health and safety reasons the bishop of Tripoli prays for the end of the war and the rapid reconstruction of the country. Catholic Filipino nurses in hospitals are still active despite the clashes.
Gaddafi’s body in cold storage in Misratah
The late strongman will be buried in a secret place to avoid turning his grave into a place of pilgrimage for his diehard supporters. His wife calls on the United Nations to open an investigation into his death. Civil war now looms as Tripoli and Benghazi, secularists and Islamists, vie for power.
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