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No Fly Zone Unlikely

A meeting of the G8 today failed to generate the imposition of a no fly zone over Libya. The foreign ministers of Germany and Russia expressed reservations over any kind of military intervention in the North African nation, effectively over-ruling their counterparts from Great Britain and France, who have both called for more aggressive action to be taken. The representatives attending the G8 meeting called for decisive action to be taken up by the UN Security Council. This latest development arrives as rebel groups in Libya seem to be withering in the face of sustained military pressure from pro-regime forces.


Western leaders mull over Egypt

Al Jazeera is reporting on a conference of Western Leaders discussing the upcoming political transition in Egypt.  The main debate seems to be over whether or not elections should occur sooner rather than later.  The United States representative is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is pushing for elections to occur much earlier than the scheduled date in the fall.  British PM David Cameron supports this view.  Arguing on the side of allowing some time to pass before attempting an election are German chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.  Clinton has also stressed the need for other Middle Eastern leaders to make meaningful democratic reforms.