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World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

NATO strikes Tripoli, Gaddafi army close on Misrata

MISRATA (Reuters) - NATO warplanes attacked Libya's capital of Tripoli on Wednesday night after thousands of troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi advanced on and shelled the rebel-held western city of Misrata on Wednesday.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Bomb, not rocket may have hit Yemen's Saleh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh appears to have been injured last week by a bombing at a mosque inside his palace, not a rocket attack as first thought, U.S. and Arab officials told Reuters.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Libya rebels eye oil restart, win aid pledges

ABU DHABI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's rebels said they hoped to restart oil production and gained pledges of over $500 million aid on Thursday, as Western powers nudged them to plan for the day after Muammar Gaddafi's fall from power.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Libya rebels eye oil restart, win aid pledges

ABU DHABI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's rebels said they hoped to restart oil production and gained pledges of more than $500 million of aid on Thursday as Western powers press them to plan for the day after Muammar Gaddafi leaves power.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Libyan envoy accuses rebels, NATO of war crimes

GENEVA (Reuters) - Libya on Thursday accused rebels of butchery and cannibalism, and NATO forces of war crimes, while firmly denying a United Nations report which found that its own troops had carried out murders, torture and abductions.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Libya rebels win aid, West sees Gaddafi exit

ABU DHABI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's cash-starved rebels on Thursday won more than $1.1 billion of aid at a conference of Western and Arab powers that focused on the end-game for Muammar Gaddafi and the country's civil war.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Libya rebels eye oil restart, win aid pledges

ABU DHABI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's rebels said they hoped to restart oil production and gained pledges of more than $500 million of aid on Thursday as Western powers press them to plan for the day after Muammar Gaddafi leaves power.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Turkey offers Syrians refuge, West pushes U.N. vote

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey threw open its borders to anxious Syrian refugees on Wednesday and urged their government to curb violence against civilians after thousands abandoned a town near the Turkish frontier in fear of a military assault.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

NATO jets pound Tripoli, Gaddafi vows to fight on

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - NATO warplanes struck the Libyan capital several times an hour, hour after hour on Tuesday in the most sustained bombardment of Tripoli since the bombing campaign began, but Muammar Gaddafi said he would fight to the death.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gaddafi sells oil on black market - defecting minister

GENEVA (Reuters) - Libya's defecting labour minister was reported on Wednesday as saying the Libyan government is selling oil on the black market as Muammar Gaddafi struggles to hold onto power.