Monthly Archives: June 2011

Obama administration pursuing an approach of “limited contacts” with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said June 30 that the Obama administration was pursuing an approach of “limited contacts” with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood — a policy, she said, that has “existed on and off for about five or six … Continue reading

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Libya: U.K. sending body armor, uniforms, high-visibility vests and communications equipment for rebel police

Libya’s opposition leader said rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi need more and better weapons to win their conflict and spare more bloodshed. Mahmoud Jibril spoke June 30 after meeting Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger. Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a … Continue reading

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Libya: French consult Younis, then air-drop arms to rebels

Light arms and ammunition were sent to Berber tribal fighters in the Nafusa mountains in early June, The decision to drop arms to the Libyan rebels was reportedly taken following a meeting in mid-April between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and … Continue reading

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Libya: Americans train for Khalifa Hifter

Jerry Erwin Vancouver, Wash. insists his motives are more altruistic and that he is not being paid. He went to Libya in early May, he says, because he was “impressed with the Libyans’ struggle against a dictator.” Having served with … Continue reading

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North Waziristan – Army nixes anti-taliban drive

Given the general reading into the recent American visits to Islamabad, the military wants to reaffirm the ‘national consensus’ on not operating against the terrorists in North Waziristan on the bidding of the US. Earlier, a separate statement from the … Continue reading

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