27 Feb '11, 2am

UN Council hits Gaddafi with sanctions over crackdown

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously ordered an arms embargo against Libya, a travel and assets ban on Muammar Gaddafi's regime and a crimes against humanity investigation into the bloodshed. The council made a new demand for an immediate end to attacks on civilians by Gaddafi loyalists which it said had been incited "from the highest level of the Libyan government." The United Nations says more than 1,000 people have been killed in the unrest. All 15 members of the Security Council voted for Resolution 1970 at a rare Saturday night session of the United Nations' supreme peace and security body. The travel and assets ban will target the 68-year-old Libyan leader, seven of his sons and daughter Aisha, other family members and top defense and intelligence officials accused of playing a role in the bloodshed. There are 16 names on the sanctions list...

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