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Libyan Labor Unrest Delaying Oil Output

  OPEC member Libya, producer of 1.5 percent of global oil supplies, was unable to commit to deliveries of crude oil to its customers in September due to strikes by workers at their major ports. Oil production and supply continued normally until last June, but since then output has taken a nose dive, driving up… Continue Reading

NATO Strikes Tripoli in Support of Rebel Attacks

Muammar Gaddafi Libya is once again under attack from NATO air forces as Tripoli was bombarded with air strikes on Sunday. As Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi called the latest attacks on his regime “a colonial plot,” bombs fell on military targets throughout the country’s capital. “In Tripoli there were two command and control nodes,… Continue Reading

Italy Calls For End to Libyan War

Italy Appeals to NATO to End Fighting The Italian government called on world leaders and NATO to do what it must to end the bloodshed in Libya. Meanwhile NATO defended the value of its air strikes despite the tragic misfiring of bomb which killed civilians when it misfired. Franco Frattini, the Foreign Minister to Italy,… Continue Reading

Libya Claims NATO Airstrike Hits Residential Neighborhood

Reports from Libya claim that a NATO conducted airstrike hit a residential area in Tripoli early on Sunday, killing at least four civilians, including two children. NATO Denies Targets Civilians NATO has repeatedly denied targeting non-military areas for their airstrikes, and at the moment the charges that NATO did hit a non-military target have not… Continue Reading

Confidence Replacing Fear As “Arab Spring” Passes

Analysts are sighing with relief as second-quarter figures for Middle Eastern loans out pace first-quarter numbers by 43%. Stability Replacing Uncertainty At the beginning of the year uncertainty was the main attitude of economists and other observers as they stood by watching the Middle East turn to flames during revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and… Continue Reading

World Bank Takes Optimistic View towards Mideast Upheaval

Long Term Positive Prospects The World Bank released a report on Tuesday saying that despite the short-term downward movement of Middle Eastern and Northern African economies, in the long run the world can expect to see positive movement in that region. The report is the World Bank’s regional economic update for May 2011 for the… Continue Reading

NATO Should Increase Pressure on Gaddafi Says UK General

General Sir David Richards, British Armed Forces chief expressed his belief that NATO must begin direct attacks against the foundations of the regime that are propping up Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. UN Allows for All Necessary Measures The Security Council resolution of the United Nations allowed for “all necessary measures” to be utilized in… Continue Reading

Gaddafi’s Son Killed in NATO Air Strike in Tripoli

Three missiles hit a private residence in the Libyan capital of Tripoli late on Saturday, killing the youngest son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and three pre-teen grandchildren. Libyan Officials Take Journalists to Site Libyan government officials brought journalist to see the site of the air strike where they observed the roof completely caved in in… Continue Reading

Intense Fighting Raging in Misrata, Libya

Colonel Muammar Qaddafi’s forces are attempting to break the two-month-long siege of the important port city of Misrata in Libya by intensifying its bombardment of the embattled western city. A spokesman for the rebels accused Qaddafi’s forces of creating a humanitarian crisis in what is the single western city still held by the rebels. Doctors… Continue Reading

Libyan Ceasefire?

Clinton in the Clouds? According to Hilary Clinton, US Secretary of State, America “wants a ceasefire in Libya with the forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi pulling back from the areas where they forcibly entered.” There is a yearning on the part of the United States to witness the “Libyan regime forces pull back from the… Continue Reading