UN chief: Libya's violence must stop

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    UN chief Ban Ki-moon told Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi on Monday that violence in the country ``must stop immediately'' and called for a broad-based dialogue, a UN spokesman said.

    Ban had ``extensive'' telephone talks with the beleaguered Libyan leader, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said.

    ``The secretary general expressed deep concern at the escalating scale of violence and emphasized that it must stop immediately.

    ``He reiterated his call for respect for basic freedoms and human rights, including peaceful assembly and information,'' Nesirky said.

    In another development, Libyan security forces have launched an operation against ``dens of terrorists'' in a sweep that has killed a number of people, state television reported on Monday.

    The report did not give further details on where the operation was being carried out nor on the identity of those being targeted.

    Security forces ``stormed the dens of terrorists and saboteurs who are motivated by hatred,'' the report said.

    It also urged citizens to cooperate with the authorities to restore security in the country which has been rocked since Thursday by protests against the regime of strongman Moamer Kadhafi.

    State television separately showed what it said was ``live footage'' of pro-Kadhafi protests taking place at the landmark Green Square in central Tripoli.
     
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    Moammar needs to take a powder...
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    Libyan UN diplomats say Gadhafi should step down
    Feb 21,`11 -- Key Libyan diplomats disowned Moammar Gadhafi's regime on Monday and the country's deputy U.N. ambassador called on the longtime ruler to step down because of its bloody crackdown on protesters.
     
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    If dey won't lissen to the AL, mebbe dey'll lissen to Hillary...
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    Arab League: Violence Against Protesters Must Come to an End
    February 22, 2011 - As protests and crackdowns in Libya intensify, international diplomats, including the head of the Arab League are calling for restraint. At the same time, top diplomats are looking for a way forward in Egypt, which has weathered its own - at-times bloody - popular uprising.
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    Clinton: Libyan Bloodshed 'Completely Unacceptable'
    February 22, 2011 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday said violence unleashed against Libyan protesters is "completely unacceptable" and that the United States will take "appropriate steps" to deal with the situation. Clinton and other U.S. officials are focusing on the safety of several thousand American citizens in Libya.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - just tell Moammar he ain't President no more an' if he don't like it he can sit inna corner an' pound salt...
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    Opposition declares new Libya government as Qaddafi hangs on
    February 27, 2011 - Two key cities in Libya's west appeared to fall to opposition forces this weekend as leaders in the country's 'liberated' east moved to fill the governance vacuum that Qaddafi's ouster would create.
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    US Lawmakers Urge Washington to Support Establishment of Provisional Government in Libya
    February 27, 2011 - Two top U.S. lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to support the establishment of a provisional government in eastern Libya as international calls urging Moammar Gadhafi to step down grow and more towns come under opposition control.
     
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    Khaddafi gonna be roomin' with Milosevich...
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    International Criminal Court becomes involved in Libya rebellion
    The International Criminal Court in the Hague has said a formal investigation will be run on possible crimes against humanity in Libya.

     
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    The UN is worthless, I doubt Ghadaffi cares about what they have to say.
     

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