Libya Mostly Mainstream Newslinks 6 June 2011

6 June 2011 — williambowles.info

Libyan Rebels Retake Town in West
New York Times
By JOHN F. BURNS TRIPOLI, Libya — Following a series of NATO airstrikes, rebel forces retook the western mountain town of Yafran on Monday, breaking a month-long siege by forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, news agencies reported. …

Libyan rape accuser Eman al-Obeidy arrives in Romania
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — Eman al-Obeidy, the woman who caught the world’s attention when she accused members of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces of gang-raping her, arrived Monday at a refugee facility in Romania. Al-Obeidy had fled Libya …

NATO’s Rasmussen Urges Planning for Post-Qaddafi Libya Fraught With Risks
Bloomberg
By Patrick Donahue and Caroline Alexander – Mon Jun 06 15:24:37 GMT 2011
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen signaled that Muammar Qaddafi’s departure from power in Libya is inevitable and warned of the need to begin planning for a …

At Long Last, House Debates and Votes on Libya War Powers
Huffington Post (blog)
On Friday, more than two months after President Obama ordered US forces into a war of choice in Libya without congressional authorization, and more than two weeks after the expiration of the 60-day limit of the War Powers Resolution for the …

Libyan clash could last for months, says Hague
Sydney Morning Herald
BENGHAZI: The military campaign against Muammar Gaddafi could last beyond Christmas, the British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has said in an admission that the Libyan leader is proving harder to dislodge than expected. Mr Hague, returning from a …

Switzerland to prosecute Libya in Gadhafi son row
Sacramento Bee
AP BERN, Switzerland — The Swiss government has authorized prosecutors to open criminal proceedings against Libya for allegedly taking two Swiss men hostage following the 2008 arrest in Switzerland of Moammar Gadhafi’s son….

LIBYA: Woman allegedly raped by Kadafi troops leaves Benghazi for the US
Los Angeles Times
The Libyan woman who caused international controversy when she claimed she was raped by Kadafi troops has left Libya for the United States, her sister told the Associated Press on Sunday. Marwa Obeidi said her sister Iman left Benghazi early Sunday …

Bodies found in Libya boat accident, but hundreds missing
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff African migrants stranded on a boat coming from Libya wait for rescue services near Sfax, on the Tunisian coast, on June 4. (CNN) — At least 26 bodies have been recovered from the sea after a Libyan trawler got into trouble last …

PREVIEW: Libya opt-out to dominate Merkel visit to Washington
Monsters and Critics.com
By Jean-Baptiste Piggin Jun 6, 2011, 10:42 GMT Berlin – Germany’s decision to opt out of military operations against Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi is expected to dominate a visit to Washington Monday and Tuesday by Chancellor Angela Merkel. …

LIBYA: Woman allegedly raped by Kadafi troops leaves Benghazi for …
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
The Libyan woman who caused international controversy when she claimed she was raped by Kadafi troops has left Libya for the United States, her sister told the Associated Press on Sunday. Marwa Obeidi said her sister Iman left Benghazi …

Fuel Fix » Libya conflict makes for hostile OPEC meeting
By Bloomberg
OPEC’s decision on production quotas this week may be complicated by hostilities in Libya as members meeting in Vienna find themselves supporting opposing camps of a military conflict for the first time in 21 years. …

Alleged Libya rape victim arrives at refugee facility in Romania …
By Mallory Simon, CNN News blog editor
Eman al-Obeidy, the woman who caught the world’s attention when she accused members of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces of gang-raping her, arrived Monday at a refugee facility in Romania.

Obama to pressure Merkel on Libya – The Local
US President Barack Obama will ask Angela Merkel for a stronger German contribution to the military intervention in war-torn Libya when the chancellor visits Washington on Monday, according to a media report.

Osama Bin Laden Is Still Dead, Libya Rages On, And Obama Is Still …
By AWR Hawkins
Now, over a month later, bin Laden is still dead, a war in Libya that was only supposed to last for days is still raging, and Obama is still floundering domestically. Surely we all remember when Obama told us our involvement in Libya …

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