Musharraf denies 'US secret deal' reports World | NDTV Correspondent | Updated: May 10, 2011 19:46 IST Via his Facebook page, General Pervez Musharraf has denied that he had agreed in 2001 for America to conduct a unilateral operation in Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden if the terrorist was located in Pakistan. The Guardian newspaper reported this morning that after bin Laden managed to escape from the Tora Bora mountains, the General, who was then President of Pakistan, had struck a secret deal with then US President George Bush. (Read: Musharraf allowed US operation against Osama in Pak?) Mr Musharraf said today, "The accusation of my having allowed intrusion into Pakistan by US forces chasing Osama Bin Laden is absolutely baseless.
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Libya’s Campaign To Discredit Eman al-Obeidi After Rape Allegations Update: Amnesty has issued an Urgent Action for Eman al-Obeidi (PDF) Libyan-American women demonstrate to show solidarity with Eman Al-Obaidi in front of the White House March 30, 2011. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The scene was chilling. A woman bursting into a Tripoli hotel room to tell foreign reporters she was raped by Gaddafi’s troops only to be forcibly dragged away by security officials and effectively disappeared.
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Qaddafi Forces Hold Strategic Town as Allied Attacks Continue Moises Saman for The New York Times Tracer bullets fired from anti-aircraft guns left light trails in the sky above the Libyan capital on Monday night. More Photos » A New Arab Generation Finds Its Voice Video interviews with more than two dozen people under 30, from Libya to the West Bank, talking about their generation’s moment in history and prospects for the future. But the firepower of more than 130 Tomahawk cruise missiles and attacks by allied warplanes have not yet succeeded in accomplishing the more ambitious demands by the United States — repeated by in a letter to Congress on Monday — that Colonel Qaddafi withdraw his forces from embattled cities and cease all attacks against civilians.
Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya “What is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone,” he said in a statement carried by the Middle East News Agency. “And what we want is the protection of civilians and not the shelling of more civilians.” Moussa’s declaration suggested that some of the 22 Arab League members were taken aback by what they have seen and wanted to modify their approval lest they be perceived as accepting outright Western military intervention in Libya. Although the eccentric Gaddafi is widely looked down upon in the Arab world, the leaders and people of the Middle East traditionally have risen up in emotional protest at the first sign of Western intervention. A shift away from the Arab League endorsement, even partial, would constitute a major setback to the U.S.
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'Where are the Arabs?' It was August of 1982. For seven weeks, Beirut had been sealed off, under attack by Israel from land, sea and air. Water and electricity supplies were cut. The Israelis had secured the airport and much of the southern suburbs. The Syrians had been defeated, their air force wiped from the Lebanese skies. Chairman Arafat and the PLO were seemingly at the mercy of their enemies, utterly dependent upon the international community to arrange an evacuation of their fighters which would bring an end to the carnage.
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Europeans say intervention in Libya possible within hours of U.N. vote Obama spoke after the Libyan government declared an immediate cease-fire Friday in a bid to head off Western military intervention on behalf of rebels seeking to overthrow Gaddafi, hours after the U.N. Security Council authorized a no-fly zone and the use of “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya. Despite the declaration, Gaddafi’s forces continued pummeling areas of eastern Libya with artillery and airstrikes well after the cease-fire was supposed to take effect.
Missing journalist husband's appeal The Libyan government says it has no information on the fourOne of the missing journalists e-mailed Monday about the danger in LibyaThe New York Times has been in touch with the Libyan governmentThe missing journalists include one who was kidnapped by the Taliban in 2009 (CNN) -- Four journalists for The New York Times, including two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid and MacArthur "genius grant" recipient Lynsey Addario, are missing in Libya, the newspaper said Wednesday on its website. Four New York Times journalists reported missing in Libya
We call upon the world for help. | Alive in Bahrain English: I am Um rida from from Bani Jamra, we call upon the world for help, we have sick people and we can’t get them to a hospital, we can’t treat them, the Salmaniya medical center is under siege, surrounded by the army, the ambulances can’t go in or out. They are faking stories on TV, why is the whole world silent? All photos prove what they are claiming on TV is fake, we can’t get out, we can’t go anywhere, we can’t help the injured, we don’t know how many are injured and dead. They bring an army to kill us and the whole world is silent. We call upon hizbullah, Iran, or any one in the world for help (sigh).
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Egypt's interior minister has disbanded the country's feared state security agency, which was accused of torture and human rights abuses during the 30-year rule of former president Hosni Mubarak. Major General Mansour el-Essawy, a former Cairo security chief and the new interior minister, announced the dissolution of the security apparatus in a statement on Tuesday. He said a new agency in charge of keeping national security and combatting terrorism will be formed "in line with the constitution and principles of human rights". Officers for the new agency will be chosen in the coming few days, the statement said, adding that the new agency will "serve the country without intervening in the lives of citizens while they practice their rights and political life". The move meets one of the main demands of activists who led an 18-day uprising against Mubarak, who stepped down on February 11. Egyptian state security disbanded - Middle East
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Erdogan speaks out against UN sanctions on Libya Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken out against the United Nations imposing sanctions on Libya, warning that the Libyan people would suffer most, not Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
Crowdsourced Documentary Project Yields Footage Out of Libya "One Day On Earth," an online project designed to capture video footage of life around the world on a single day — October 10, 2010 — is now turning into a host for videos and photos documenting current events in Libya. The country, which has become a hotbed of violence amidst a revolt against leader Muammar Gaddafi, is largely closed off from foreign media outlets, meaning submissions from Libyan members of the "One Day On Earth" community provide unique perspectives of what's taking place within the country's borders. Executive producer Brandon Litman says those behind "One Day On Earth" reached out a couple of weeks ago to community members in areas of conflict, asking them to report back with any information they could provide. "Literally within 30 minutes of engaging the community, we heard back," Litman says. "And we started getting information in within a couple of hours."
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Defiant Gaddafi vows to fight on - Africa Watch the first 20 minutes of Gaddafi's speech Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, has vowed to fight on and die a "martyr", calling on his supporters to take back the streets from protesters demanding his ouster, shouting and pounding his fist in a furious speech on state TV. Gaddafi, clad in brown robes and a turban, spoke on Tuesday evening from a podium set up in the entrance of a bombed-out building that appeared to be his Tripoli residence hit by US air raids in the 1980s and left unrepaired as a monument of defiance. "I am a fighter, a revolutionary from tents ... I will die as a martyr at the end," he said.
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