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Libyan rebels close in on Gadhafi

Rebels fighting to end Libyan strongman Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year reign seized control of one key oil town in the west of the country, but suffered setbacks in another in the east on Saturday.

Flight of Gadhafi is rumored

Rumors that Libya dictator Moammar Gadhafi is preparing to flee the country are being fueled by suspicious activity at two Tripoli airports, rebel sources told The Washington Times.

Gadhafi prepares for blitz of Scuds

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi are preparing an arsenal of Scud missiles for a full-scale assault on rebel positions, opposition sources told The Washington Times.

US concerned over Pak-LeT connection

The US is concerned about Pakistan’s continuing links with the Lashkar-e-Toiba and the Haqqani Network yet must continue to maintain what two senior US officials described as a complicated relationship.

Rebels start to surround Gadhafi in capital

Libyan rebels advanced on the capital, Tripoli, from the west on Monday, threatening to encircle dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who also had another top aide flee his crumbling regime.

Pressures bear down on Sudanese strongman

A month after he lost part of his country to a new nation, Sudanese President Omar Bashir is facing multiple challenges that could destabilize his regime, Western officials and analysts say.