Politics

04
Sep
The search for Muammar Gaddafi continues

After a rule of 42 years old, the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi has been driven from power. As a result intense searches have started in order to find the man. Libya’s National Transitional Council, a group made of the rebels who made Gaddafi flee his stronghold in Tripoli announced they had a network of informants who was trying to find the former leader of the country. Anyone who kills or captures Gaddafi will be given full... [read news]

03
Sep
Unemployment rate remains too high

The latest unemployment report was received by President Obama. Soon enough the White House answered and said the unemployment rate remained “unacceptably high.” Katharine Abraham, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers came forth and explained that this rate reaffirms the importance of extend transportation bills, a matter first brought to the attention of the Congress by President Obama. She added that the President will continue... [read news]

01
Sep
Libya’s future hangs in balance

On Thursday the leaders of the Libyan uprisings gathered in Paris. They were followed by delegates from 60 countries and world bodies that wish to discuss the future of the country and its humanitarian, political and economic paths. The rebel leaders vowed to keep fighting even though the former leader of the country, Muammar Gaddafi, is in hiding. On Thursday 42 years have passed since Muammar Gaddafi took control of Libya. The ruler is now... [read news]

28
Aug
Gaddafi wishes to negotiate

It appears that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has given up and decided to start negotiations with the rebel fighters. He wishes to work together with them in order to form a transitional government. This decision comes in light of the fact that loyalist fighters are driven out of town and rebel fighters are preparing to start an assault over Gaddafi’s hometown, Sirte. The spokesperson of the regime, Moussa Ibrahim decided to call the New York... [read news]

24
Aug
Bounty put on Gaddafi’s head

The Libyan rebels have announced their decision to put an enormous new bounty on Muammar Gaddafi’s head. The rebel National Transitional Council believes their victory can only be achieved with the capture and murder of the former Libyan ruler. Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the leader of the NTC announced that anyone who is able to capture Gaddafi will receive a 2 million dinar reward which is about $1.6 million. Moreover, anyone who was priory in... [read news]

22
Aug
Will the fall of Gaddafi be a victory for Obama?

On Monday Libyan rebels tried to gain control over Gaddafi’s stronghold in Tripoli. Already three of the Libyan leader’s sons are in custody; moreover near his command center fights continue. At this moment some are wondering whether Gaddafi’s apparently imminent downfall will be considered a victory for the U.S. President Barack Obama. Many criticize the American president for the fact that he did not make more decisive actions in... [read news]

21
Aug
Kim Jong Il visits Russian power plant

The rather reclusive leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, has decided to make a quick trip to Russia on Sunday in order to visit one of the country’s largest hydroelectric power plants. Soon after he boarded an armored train and headed towards Siberia where he will meet with the Russian president in order to ask for economic aid. The visit comes as a surprise considering the fact that Kim Jong Il’s visits are few and that he last visited... [read news]

21
Aug
Libyan rebels wish to avoid Tripoli

The rebel forces from Libya are not equipped properly to fight their way inside the capital of Tripoli. The rebels may turn to brokered deals or the forever growing uprisings in order to make the forces of Muammar Gaddafi give up. During the Libyan civil war several urban fightings took place in towns such as Misrata. However, most battles did not rise above the level of mere skirmishes. Still, if the Libyan leader will continue enjoying the... [read news]

18
Aug
7 people killed in Israel by gunmen from Egypt

On Thursday several groups of people armed with heavy weapons and explosives crossed the southern border and entered Israel. These gunmen attacked buses, cars and even an army patrol during one of the most daring attacks against the Jewish state. Officials from Israel stated that Palestinian assailants from Gaza managed to kill seven people after they crossed through Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. This attack gave birth to serious concerns that... [read news]

17
Aug
Are Muammar Gaddafi’s days numbered?

U.S. officials believe the only certainty about Muammar Gaddafi’s rule is that his days are “numbered”. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was asked on Tuesday whether the Libyan leader was close to being driven out of the country. He answered that his “sense is that Gaddafi’s days are numbered.” The prediction has a certain appeal and it is clear why. A similar thought was shared by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in July... [read news]


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