Having routed rebel forces in the west, Libyan government troops continued their eastward thrust on Tuesday, leading an all-out assault on the city of Ajdabiya, the last obstacle on the way to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
France failed to persuade G8 members to intervene by imposing a no-fly zone,while forces loyal to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi bombed the rebel stronghold of Ajdabiyah Tuesday, as they continued a push east towards Benghazi
Bahrain's king has declared a three-month state of emergency Tuesday, in response to weeks of anti-government protests. The order, which takes immediate effect, comes one day after Saudi troops entered the country to help quell unrest.
The G8 gathered in Paris Monday to discuss possible intervention in Libya to create a no-fly zone, which would ground aircraft being used to bombard the country's rebels. However they gave no sign of having reached a common line on the issue.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have sent 1,500 military and police forces to Bahrain in a bid to protect government facilities and quell weeks of violent protests led by the country's Shiite Muslim majority.
Libyan rebels were pushed back from most opposition-held positions in eastern Libya as forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi continued their drive towards the city of Benghazi and international leaders mulled implementing a no-fly zone.
About 1,000 Saudi soldiers entered the small Gulf kingdom of Bahrain on Monday in a bid to protect government facilities and quell weeks of violent protests led by the country's Shiite Muslim majority.
At least eight soldiers have died after a car bomb exploded near an army headquarters in Iraq's volatile Diyala province according to security sources Monday. The blast is the latest in a string of attacks targeting security forces in the region.
France will step up its efforts to persuade world powers to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.France is hosting a G8 meeting to discuss the conflict between Gaddafi and rebel forces seeking to overthrow him.