09 May '11, 2am

City of #Misrata feared to run out of food & water w/in a month if not given 'game-changing' weapons to defeat G forces

City of #Misrata feared to run out of food & water w/in a month if not given 'game-changing' weapons to defeat G forces

MISRATA, Libya: Libyan regime forces laying siege to Misrata are intensifying their assault on the lifeline port, as rebels warned they were running low on critical food and fuel supplies. Two loud explosions were also heard Sunday in Tripoli, where the regime of embattled Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi has its headquarters, as jets flew overhead, witnesses said. Italian coast guards and local fisherman, meanwhile, saved all 528 refugees on a boat from Libya after their vessel hit rocks off the island of Lampedusa in an operation a rescuer described as a "miracle." Among the refugees who had thrown themselves into the water at night were 24 pregnant women. But the survivors said they saw another boat laden with fellow refugees capsize just off Libyan shores and "many bodies" were in the water, Italian news agency ANSA reported. "It was terrible. There were a lot of corps...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/112...

Tweets

Libyan rebels set sights on Misrata airport: MI...

channelnewsasia.com 28 Apr '11, 9am

MISRATA, Libya: Libyan rebels fought to take Misrata's airport on Thursday after pushing back Muammar al-Gaddafi's forces ...

Gaddafi steps up attacks across Libya: rebels

Gaddafi steps up attacks across Libya: rebels

channelnewsasia.com 07 May '11, 9pm

BENGHAZI, Libya : Troops loyal to Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi pressured rebels on several fronts on Saturday after he...

Syrian forces launch deadly raid on hotbed city

channelnewsasia.com 07 May '11, 3pm

DAMASCUS : Syrian forces raided the hotbed city of Banias on Saturday and killed at least three protesters, activists said...

Taliban attacks Afghan city

channelnewsasia.com 07 May '11, 12pm

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks including six suicide bombings on government targets in the...