As the turmoil in Libya continues, many have left North Africa to seek refuge in Europe. Tens of thousands of Tunisians and Libyans have headed to the Italian island of Lampedusa looking for safety, away from uprisings in their homelands.
One year ago a plane carrying the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk. Poland and Russia are remembering a tragedy that left the two nations devastated.
The control of the military campaign in Libya will be passed from the coalition forces to NATO in 1-2 days, the Turkish media reported on Thursday, with reference to the country’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
Political analysts say that protecting civilians in Libya is actually the allied coalition’s secondary priority. The primary one is eliminating the country’s defenses and gaining control over Libya’s oil-rich regions through civil war between tribes.