Germany's government now appears eager to make loans, unfreeze Libyan assets, and commit itself to aid for Libya, but a growing list of critics is saying it's all too little, too late.
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Rebel advances in Tripoli could turn the tide for the Syrian opposition amid the brutal crackdown by President Assad – especially if protesters heed the lessons from Libya. Unity and organization are more powerful than NATO bombs and Western sanctions.
The resignations of Turkey's top military brass, along with the detention of scores of officers, have sparked fears that the capability of NATO’s second-largest army is being eroded.
The sun sets behind Al-hussein Mosque on the first day of Ramadan in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 1.
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But Syria's opposition in exile met in Istanbul anyway, electing what it called a National Salvation Council this weekend.
At an Istanbul meeting, Secretary of State Clinton announced US recognition for Libya's rebels and pledged more aid to help them oust Muammar Qaddafi.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be part of Friday’s meeting in Istanbul, held by the so-called contact group of countries. Turkey says it will propose a 'road map' for ending the Libya crisis.