Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to the United Arab Emirates for a meeting of the Libya Contact Group on June 9, according to the U.S. Department of State. Read more
Col. Moammar Gadhafi has agreed in principle to stop all hostilities in Libya and let in outside forces to help keep the peace, according to a joint statement issued on Monday by the Libyan government and the African Union mediators.
The African group’s commissioner for peace and security, Ramtane Lamara, early on Monday read off the agreement, which was also flanked by Libyan government spokesman Musa Ibrahim. Read more
First Gulf Bank PJSC (FGB) halted operations in Libya in comply with United Nations sanctions months after it opened its second branch, the National newspaper reported today citing Chief Executive Andre al Sayegh.
Susan Lindauer, a journalist and author specializing on American interventions, has never believed the allied forces intervened in Libya out of humanitarian reasons. It is a war for oil which was prepared long ago, Lindauer argues – anyone who cared about the Libyan people would stop immediately.
NATO took sole command of air operations in Libya on Thursday, according to the major news agencies.
Rebel forces, hampered by a lack of organization, training and military know-how when compared to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s troops, lately have been demanding an end to Gadhafi’s almost 42-year rule in Libya. They have been facing sustained attacks in and have called for the international community to supply them with better and more powerful equipment. Read more
World leaders have met at a summit in London to discuss the ongoing conflict in Libya, and possible outlooks both for the military intervention, and humanitarian and development aid going forward.
Here are excerpts from comments made by David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, and Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General.
The UAE announced today that its role in Libya is strictly confined to delivery of humanitarian assistance in consistence of the policy laid down by the UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for assisting brotherly and friendly countries at times of crises and disasters.
The President has instructed the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation to deliver emergency humanitarian assistance to the Libya people affected by the current events in their country, according to the official news agency WAM. Read more
As the attack on Libya begins, Al Jazeera takes a look at the type of weapons being used in what is being called ‘Operation Odyssey Dawn’.
The United Nations Security Council has voted for a No-Fly Zone to be implemented across Libya.
This means if Libyan military aircraft take to the skies, the international community will take action.
Due to the continuing unrest in Libya, Emirates flights to Tripoli have been suspended until 26th March 2011. The three times weekly flight to Tunisia will now operate a direct non-stop until further notice.
Emirates will continue to monitor the situation in Tripoli. Please continue to check the website for further updates – these will be provided as soon as they are available.
Emirates passengers who wish to rebook their flight should contact their local Emirates office.