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Yemen Leader Loses More of His Eroding Power Base

Posted: 03/21/2011 - A top military commander and at least 18 other senior officers defected Monday to the opposition movement demanding the ouster of Yemen's embattled president, depriving the U.S.-allied ruler of most of his power base.

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NATO Approves Plan to Enforce Libya Arms Embargo

Posted: 03/21/2011 - NATO's top decision-making body approved late Sunday a military plan to implement the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, but failed to agree on a plan for the alliance to enforce the no-fly zone over this north African country.

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Coalition Extending No Fly Zone Over Libya

Posted: 03/21/2011 - International forces continued air strikes against Libya on Monday, moving to expand the UN-approved no-fly zone after turning back government troops near the eastern rebel strong of Benghazi, the U.S. commander in the region said.

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Coalition Will Lead Libya Military Mission

Updated: 03/21/2011 - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Pentagon expects to turn control of the Libya military mission over to a coalition - led either by the French and British or by NATO - "in a matter of days."

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President Obama in Brazil

Posted: 03/20/2011 - Immersing himself in Brazil's poverty and pride, President Barack Obama held up the South American nation as a model of democratic change.

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Gadhafi Vows 'Long War' After US, Allies Strike

Posted: 03/20/2011 - A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed a "long war" after the U.S. and European militaries blasted his forces with airstrikes and over 100 cruise missiles early Sunday, hitting air defenses and at least two major air bases and shaking the Libyan capital with explosions and anti-aircraft fire.

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French Jets Sweep Libyan City Besieged By Gadhafi

Posted: 03/19/2011 - French fighter jets soared over a rebel-held city besieged by Moammar Gadhafi's troops on Saturday, the first mission for an international military force launched in support of the 5-week-old uprising.

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Egyptians Vote On Constitutional Changes

Posted: 03/18/2011 - Egyptians are voting on a package of constitutional amendments sponsored by Egypt's ruling military in what promises to be their first taste of a free vote in decades.

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UN Condemns Mortar Attack On Ivory Coast Market

Posted: 03/18/2011 - The mortar shell landed just feet (meters) from Sidibe Siaka as he and his seven close friends were eating lunch at their usual spot in their Abidjan neighborhood. Within minutes, all of his friends were dead.

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Obama to Gadhafi: Stop or Face Military Action

Updated: 03/18/2011 - President Barack Obama demanded Friday that Moammar Gadhafi halt all military attacks against civilians and said that if the Libyan leader did not stand down the United States would join in military action against him.

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Japan Asks for US Help With Nuclear Crisis

Updated: 03/18/2011 - Japan reached out Friday to the U.S. for help in reining in the crisis at its dangerously overheated nuclear complex, while the U.N. atomic energy chief called the disaster a race against the clock that demands global cooperation.

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Clinton: No-Fly Zone Means Bombing Libyan Targets

Updated: 03/17/2011 - The Obama administration was readying plans to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya with the help of Arab countries, officials said Thursday as the United Nations Security Council voted to authorize the move.

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UN Approves No-Fly Zone Over Libya

Updated: 03/17/2011 - The U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and authorize "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

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France Supports Quick Libya Action After UN Vote

Posted: 03/17/2011 - The French prime minister says France would support military action against Moammar Gadhafi's Libya within a matter of hours if the U.N. Security Council approves it.

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Japan Begins Air Drop on Stricken Reactor

Updated: 03/16/2011 - Military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto Japan's stricken nuclear complex Thursday, turning to combat-style tactics while trying to cool overheated uranium fuel that may be on the verge of spewing out more radiation.

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Rebels Battle To Hold City Under Gadhafi Siege

Posted: 03/16/2011 - Libyan rebels battled to hold a strategic eastern city against a punishing offensive by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, voicing anger and frustration at the West for not coming to their aid. At the same time, government troops heavily shelled the last main rebel bastion near the capital.

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US Set to Begin Evacuating Americans from Japan

Updated: 03/16/2011 - The United States on Wednesday authorized the first evacuations of Americans out of Japan, taking a tougher stand on the deepening nuclear crisis and warning U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to any part of the country as unpredictable weather and wind conditions risked spreading radioactive contamination.

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UN Council Negotiating No-Fly Resolution

Updated: 03/16/2011 - Security Council supporters of a no-fly zone over Libya tried Wednesday to persuade reluctant members of the U.N.'s most powerful body to back a resolution aimed at preventing Moammar Gadhafi's planes from conducting aerial attacks on the Libyan people.

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