Libya

EGYPT STRIKES LIBYA IN RETALIATION FOR ISIS VIDEO SHOWING MURDER OF CHRISTIANS

 

By Miriam Raftery

San Diego (February 16, 2015) – Egypt has launched airstrikes at  Islamic State (ISIL) jihadists in Libya, CNN reports.  The attacks are in retaliation for ISIS claims of killing 21 Egyptian Christians, including approximately a dozen whose beheadings were shown in the latest gruesome video released by ISIL.

Mark Arabo, a national spokesman for Iraqi Chaldean Christians in San Diego, issued a statement to media voicing concern for other Christians in the wake of the murders, denouncing ISIL for conducting "Christian genocide."

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

October 18, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:

U.S.

  • Fresh signs of U.S. housing recovery (BBC)
  • This is the biggest economic story in the world ( Business Insider)
  • Man arrested after plotting federal reserve bomb, authorities say (CNN)
  • Women’s issues move to forefront after debate (Washington Post)
  • Romney’s missteps on Libya may hurt criticism of Obama foreign policy (Washington Post)
  • Obama edges Romney in second debate: Poll (CBS)
  • Conservatives assail debate moderator Crowley (CBS)

WORLD

  • Report: Syria using widely banned cluster bombs (Christian Science Monitor)
  • Israel parliament to hold new election (UT San Diego)
  • Russia moves to prosecute leader of protests (Reuters)
  • Thousands of British troops to leave Afghanistan in 2013 (Reuters)
  • Thousands march in Spain to protest austerity (UT San Diego)
  • French president proposes banning homework (ABC News)
  • Firefox 16: latest upgrade taken offline due to security (BBC)

Read more for excerpts and links to full stories.

BREAKING WORLD NEWS BULLETIN: LIBYAN REBELS STORM TRIPOLI, GADDAFI SONS CAPTURED, PALACE GUARDS SURRENDER

By Miriam Raftery
 

August 21, 2011 (San Diego) Rebel forces have streamed into Tripoli tonight, taking control of the capitol city.

 

“An amateur league of ill-trained rebel fighters appeared to be on the bring of toppling Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year rule Monday after capturing two of the leader’s sons and infiltrating the Libyan capital, “ CNN reports.

HOUSE REBUKES PRESIDENT OVER LIBYA CONFLICT

 

Measure drew bipartisan support in Congress, though local representatives split votes down party lines

 

June 7, 2011 (Washington D.C.)—By a 268-145 vote, the House of Representatives rebuked President Barack Obama for not seeking Congressional authorization for military conflict in Libya. House Resolution 292, authored by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) asked the President to provide Congress with justification for U.S. involvement in NATO-led military strikes. 

U.S. MILITARY ACTION IN LIBYA DIVIDES POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVES

 

By Jeremy Los

 

April 3, 2011- President Obama’s decision to intervene in the Libya crisis has divided both Democratic and Republican political parties, with support and opposition on both sides of the political aisle.

 

President Obama found a surprising supporter in East County’s Republican Representative Duncan D. Hunter. Hunter was one of the few Republican leaders to come out and support the President’s decision to unleash air attacks on Libyan forces. Hunter, a former Marine captain who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, sits on the House Armed Services Committee.

U.S. TO TRANSFER ENFORCEMENT OF LIBYAN NO-FLY ZONE TO NATO

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

March 24, 2011 (Washington D.C.) – Today, North American Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced that NATO will take over enforcement of the no-fly zone. The U.S.-led coalition will continue to take the lead in handling air strikes against Libyan ground forces and a naval blockade.

 

Allied coalition forces led by the U.S. have crippled Libyan air power, though Libyan ground forces continue to wage attacks on rebel forces in several cities amid a civil war.

U.S., COALITION FORCES STRIKE GADHAFI COMPOUND IN LIBYA

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

March 20, 2011 (Washington D.C.) – Navy Vice Admiral William E. Gortney called initial attacks on Libya’s air and missile defense systems “very effective in degrading the regime’s air defense capability” for launching long-range missiles. Speaking at a Pentagon news conference today, Gortney said the U.S.-led coalition launched 124 Tomahawk missiles against Libyan military targets.

 

The attacks, following a United Nations establishment of a no-fly zone over Libya, are aimed at preventing Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Gadhafi from “slaughtering his own people” Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL & NATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

 

 

March 18, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.

Top global and national news stories include:

 

 

• U.N. Security Council authoritizes action against Moammar Kadafi: U.S. and allied forces begin preparing for military operations against Libya despite doubts the outgunned rebels can be saved (Los Angeles Times)

• Libya announces ceasefire; violence reported in Misrata (CNN)
• ‘Chernobyl solution’ could be last resort for Japanese reactors (MSNBC)
• House votes to end money for NPR, and Senate passes spending bill (New York Times)
• Saudi king offers more handouts, security boost (Reuters)
• Japan to move part of high-tech production to Mexico in wake of disaster (Rian)
• Japan races to restore power at reactors (Reuters)
• U.S. reactor pools store more spent fuel than Japan’s (Anchorage Daily News)
• Japan nuclear fears lift solar stocks (CNN Money)
• With U.S. nuclear plants under scrutiny, too, a report raises safety concerns (New York Times)
• AT&T & Verizon offer free calls to Japan (MSNBC)
• World considers nuclear-free future (Russian Times)
• Radiation sickness: who’s most at risk? (CBS)
• Quake sell-off wipes $287 billion off Tokyo stock market (Reuters)
• Volcano in Southern Japan erupts (Los Angeles Times)
• Escalating Yemen violence kills 3, injures hundreds (Reuters)