UN approves ‘no fly’ zone for Libya. Germany, India, China, Brazil and Russia abstain

BBC News: This week the UN Security Council has approved a resolution that authorises a ‘no-fly zone’ and “all necessary measures” for the protection of civilians in Libya bar an invasion of the country.

The resolution enables air strikes on Libyan ground troops or permits the attack on Libyan war ships  where they are attacking civilians.

The countries that did not back the resolution were: China, Brazil, India, Germany and Russia and were reported to have been thanked by the Libyan regime leader, Col. Gaddaffi.

BBC News: Saudi Arabia King to address Nation over protests in the country

The Saudi King is due to address the nation this Friday in the wake of demonstrations in the country focussed on human rights and corruption issues.

[Middle East Contributor]

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