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2 years 9 months ago

Saudi official backs arms for Syrian rebels

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - The Saudi foreign minister says arming the rebels fighting the brutal regime of President Bashar Assad is "an excellent idea." Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal went further than any of the other Friends of Syria nations meeting in Tunis Friday to increase pressure on Assad to...

3 years 3 months ago

Obama: Libya slipping from grasp of tyrant

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says Libya is "slipping from the grasp of a tyrant" as the battle between rebels and longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi has reached a "tipping point." In a statement issued Sunday from Martha's Vineyard, where he's vacationing, Obama said the surest way...

3 years 8 months ago

Moammar Gadhafi's claiming victory in clashes with rebels

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Forces supportive of embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's have swept rebels from one of their final strongholds. But the insurgents claim they moved back in after nightfall. The opposition has seen a series of reversals lately in the battle for control of the main coastal highway.

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