16 Mar '11, 6pm

[CNA] Gaddafi presses assault as UN chief calls for ceasefire

TOBRUK: Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi's forces pressed rebels in the west on Wednesday and threatened their eastern bastion of Benghazi, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate ceasefire. With clashes raging on several fronts and casualties rising, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she hoped the UN Security Council will vote on new measures against Libya as early as Thursday that might include a no-fly zone. Elsewhere in the troubled region, Bahraini police killed at least three protesters and wounded dozens Wednesday when they cleared a protest camp in the capital's Pearl Square, opposition sources said. The interior ministry said two policemen also died in the assault on pro-democracy demonstrators at the symbolic heart of the Shiite-led uprising against the Sunni monarchy. In the month-long revolt in Libya, Gaddafi loyalists killed two rebel fighters...

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