In the past 24 hours, Libya’s rebels have made stunning territorial gains. But Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s stronghold of Sirte won't be so easy to take.
France's flagship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, patrols in the Mediterranean Saturday, March 26. The ship has run 47 air sorties against targets in Libya as France participates in the NATO no-fly zone.
They acknowledge that Western airstrikes on Libya were crucial to turning the tide in the eastern city. But even with such support, how far they can advance toward Tripoli is uncertain.
Until now, President Obama has been reluctant to make a major speech on Libya. Now, he's scheduled to speak on the Libya mission Monday, previewed in his Saturday radio address.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, with his claims of total popular support and theatrical displays at bombing sites, treads a fine line between rhetoric and reality.
French President Sarkozy has been at odds with most European leaders on the question of what leadership role NATO should have in Libya.
The US stock market gained for the week, with the Dow up 3 percent. Investors are regaining confidence in stocks despite developments in Japan, Libya, and Europe.
Roughly 100 people were injured in Amman protests as Jordan – perhaps emboldened by the lack of retribution suffered by other US allies – became the latest Arab country to crack down hard.
This week, debt felled another European leader as Portugal's prime minister resigned. But the euro currency did not tumble. That's a sign that Europe is finally getting on top of its debt crisis.
The coalition of nations working to enforce the Libya no-fly zone are finding it difficult to balance their different political, military, and social concerns for the future of Libya.