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Sep 22, 2011

Pakistan’s ISI supported Kabul embassy attack: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Haqqani militant network is a “veritable arm” of Pakistan’s powerful ISI intelligence service, which supported the group as it launched a startling attack last week on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, the top U.S. military officer said on Thursday.

Admiral Mike Mullen, who steps down this month as chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, made his accusation before a U.S. Senate panel, underscoring the fragility of the strained U.S.-Pakistan alliance.

Sep 22, 2011

U.S. says Pakistan’s ISI supported Kabul embassy attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Haqqani militant network is a “veritable arm” of Pakistan’s powerful ISI intelligence service, which supported the group as it launched a startling attack last week on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, the top U.S. military officer said on Thursday.

Admiral Mike Mullen, who steps down this month as chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, made his accusation before a U.S. Senate panel, underscoring the fragility of the strained U.S.-Pakistan alliance.

Aug 25, 2011

Trapped in Tripoli hotel, journalists were the enemy

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Most of our weeks in Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel as “guests” of Muammar Gaddafi’s government were marked by boredom and frustration.

But by the time a sniper’s bullet shattered my satellite gear just after I set it up on a roof, the game had changed.

Aug 25, 2011

Price on Gaddafi’s head as rebels plan for future

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s new masters meet their Western backers in Turkey on Thursday to secure funds and make plans for a future without Muammar Gaddafi after they announced a million dollar bounty for his capture.

Two days after rebel forces overran his Tripoli headquarters and trashed symbols of his 42-year rule, scattered pockets of loyalist diehards kept the opposition fighters at bay as they hunted Gaddafi and his sons. Rebels also reported fighting deep in the desert and a standoff around Gaddafi’s tribal home town.

Aug 24, 2011

Witness: Trapped in Tripoli hotel, journalists were the enemy

TRIPOLI, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Most of our weeks in Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel as “guests” of Muammar Gaddafi’s government were marked by boredom and frustration.

But by the time a sniper’s bullet shattered my satellite gear just after I set it up on a roof, the game had changed.

Aug 24, 2011

Foreign journalists leave Tripoli hotel

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – All the foreign journalists who were held in a Tripoli hotel for days by armed Gaddafi loyalists left it unharmed on Wednesday.

Representatives of the International Committee Red Cross came to the Rixos Hotel, arranged for them to leave and provided transport away from the hotel.

Aug 24, 2011

Price on Gaddafi’s head as fighting goes on

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s new masters offered a million-dollar bounty for the fugitive Muammar Gaddafi on Wednesday, after he urged his men to carry on a battle that kept the capital in a state of fear.

A day after rebel forces overran his Tripoli headquarters and trashed the symbols of his 42-year dictatorship, rocket and machinegun fire from pockets of loyalists kept the irregular fighters at bay as they tried to hunt out Gaddafi and his sons.

Aug 23, 2011

“Captive” Gaddafi son emerges to mock Libya rebels

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Grinning, waving in triumph and taunting his father’s enemies, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi surfaced in Tripoli overnight to prove he was a free man, not a captive as Libyan rebels had claimed.

His stage-managed appearance for foreign media holed up in the Rixos Hotel in the heart of the capital also suggested the battle for the city is far from over — and that the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may yet have surprises in store.

Aug 23, 2011

Son seeks to boost Gaddafi’s Tripoli fightback

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A son of Muammar Gaddafi who rebels said they had captured appeared with cheering supporters in Tripoli, giving a boost to forces loyal to the veteran leader trying to fight off insurgents who say they control most of the capital.

Saif al-Islam, who has been seen as his father’s heir apparent, visited the Tripoli hotel where foreign journalists are staying to declare that the government was winning the battle against the rebels.

Aug 23, 2011

Gaddafi on the run as rebels fight in Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Remnants of forces still loyal to Muammar Gaddafi staged a desperate stand in Tripoli on Tuesday as rebels fought their way into the capital, but the whereabouts of the veteran leader was a mystery.

World leaders urged Gaddafi, 69, to surrender to prevent more bloodshed and appealed for an orderly transition of power, as the six-month-old battle for control of the oil-producing North African nation appeared to enter its final stages.

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