|The no-fly zone could involve on Libyan runways, radars, and anti-aircraft artillery installations carrying the potential for significant collateral damage against civilians and civilian infrastructure.|
President Barack Obama praised Brazil's rise as an emerging power on Sunday, calling the South American country an equal partner of the United States as he pressed on with a trip overshadowed by a U.S. and European air assault on Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Libya.
Western powers launched a second wave of air strikes on Libya early on Monday after halting the advance of Muammar Gaddafi's forces on Benghazi and targeting air defences to let their planes patrol the skies.
In a tragic sequence of events, an injured bus crash victim who was helping other passengers was himself killed when a container lorry smashed into the stalled vehicle.
Sahad @ Shariff Md Din was earlier travelling with his family and other passengers when the bus they were in crashed into a lorry.
Hours after US and British ships pounded Libya with precision missiles, American officials are eager to confirm that the damage was extensive enough to allow air patrols to protect civilians being targeted by embattled strongman Muammar Gaddafi.
British forces yesterday took part in a “co-ordinated strike against Libyan air defence systems”, the country’s military said.“I can confirm that British armed forces have participated in another co-ordinated strike against Libyan air defence systems,” Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Communications Officer Major General John Lorimer said in a defence ministry (MoD) statement.
A 24-year-old British Muslim woman, who entered the qualifying rounds of the Miss Universe contest, has reportedly received death threats on charges of denigrating Islam, a media report said on yesterday.Shanna Bukhari, a Pakistani-origin woman, wanted to be the first Muslim to represent the United Kingdom in a global beauty pageant but has been subjected to a flood of online hate messages, reports the Press Trust of India (PTI), quoting the Guardian.
An airstrike against an administrative building in a compound including Moamer Kadhafi’s residence in Tripoli destroyed the Libyan leader’s “command and control capability,” a coalition official told AFP yesterday.
“The coalition is actively enforcing UNSCR (UN Security Council Resolution) 1973, and that in keeping with that mission, we continue to strike those targets which pose a direct threat to the Libyan people and to our ability to implement the no-fly zone,” the official added.