Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Civil War In Libya -- News Updates May 31, 2011

Defections, Protests Hit Libyan Regime -- Washington Post

TRIPOLI — South African President Jacob Zuma met Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi Monday but appeared to make no breakthrough in his attempt to broker a peace deal, as the regime was hit by a wave of high-level defections and the reemergence of protests in the capital.

Zuma, who also visited Tripoli in April, reiterated that Gaddafi had accepted an African Union peace plan calling for a cease-fire and dialogue, a plan explicitly rejected by rebels and implicitly by NATO, who maintain Gaddafi has to leave before any cease-fire can take effect.

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More News On The Civil War In Libya

FACTBOX-Latest military activity in Libya
-- Reuters

Fresh NATO Libya Raids As Rebels Reject New Truce Offer -- Radio Free Europe
INTERVIEW-Top Libyan defector says end near for Gaddafi's rule -- Reuters
Kadhafi 'finished,' Italy says amid stalemate -- Yahoo News/AFP
Italy pledges money, fuel for Libyan rebels -- Seattle PI/AP
Italy offers financial help to Libya rebels -- Financial Times
Italy Pledges Oil, Cash to Libyan Rebels -- Wall Street Journal

Kadhafi not prepared to leave Libya: S. Africa -- AFP
Libya's Gaddafi: I will not leave my country -- Reuters
Zuma’s Office Says Qaddafi Intent on Staying in Libya -- New York Times
Libya: Zuma says Gaddafi will not quit -- BBC
Gaddafi not prepared to leave his country, says Zuma -- Vanguard

African peace effort appears a no-go in Libya -- L.A. Times
S.African law firm 'may defend Kadhafi' -- AFP
Gaddafi must accept reality and leave -- Gulf News editorial
TIMELINE-Libya's uprising against Muammar Gaddafi -- Reuters

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