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Friday, March 11, 2011

Arab League to Endorse Libyan No-Fly Zone at Cairo Confab Saturday

according to the Financial Times' Roula Khalaf in London and Joshua Chaffin in Brussels.

"Hisham Youssef, a senior Arab League official, told the Financial Times that Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi’s actions had crossed lines, making it difficult for foreign ministers not to back a no-fly zone that would protect civilians against regime attacks."

On Monday, the Arabic International Daily Asharq Al-Awsat had quoted French officials as saying that the League would support such action, after League Secretary general Amr Musa's Sunday conference with French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe.