Mohammed Abbas

France steps up efforts for Libya no-fly zone

France is stepping up efforts to persuade world powers to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, as Muammar Gaddafi's troops battled rebel fighters.

UK, France spearhead drive for Libya no-fly zone

Britain and France spearheaded a drive at the United Nations for a no-fly zone over Libya after Muammar Gaddafi's warplanes attacked rebels.

Libyan rebels win battle in west, push on from east

Libyan forces closed in on the western town of Zawiyah on Saturday after rebels drove them from the centre in fierce fighting.

Gaddafi forces surge, rebels gain in east Libya

Muammar Gaddafi's forces wrested back part of a town in western Libya from rebels, but his foes said they had seized the oil port of Ras Lanuf.

Gaddafi bombs oil areas, faces crimes probe

Muammar Gaddafi struck at rebel control of a key Libyan coastal road for a second day on Thursday but received a warning he would be held to account.

Terrorism, cyberwarfare eyed in UK defence strategy

Terrorism and cyberwarfare will probably top a list of possible threats to Britain next week as the government seeks to justify major defence cuts.

Tube strike disrupts British capital

London commuters struggled to get to work on Monday as workers on the British capital's underground rail network held their second strike in a month.

‘Bigot’ gaffe haunts UK PM before TV poll debate

Gordon Brown goes into a debate on Thursday trying to rescue his party while fending of a gaffe in which he called one of his voters "bigoted".

UK parties eye social issues to break poll deadlock

Britain's main political parties turned their focus to crime, health and childcare on Tuesday.

Iraq provinces angle for role in energy deals

Two Iraqi provinces are jostling for greater influence in awarding energy contracts to foreign firms.

Banking on security in Baghdad

Iraq's private sector is weak and basic, and for most Iraqis commerce is still cash-based.

Iraq’s Shi’ites in voting vs religion controversy

A pilgrimage could prevent thousands of Iraq's Shi'ite Muslims from voting in an upcoming election.

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