Sunday, March 20, 2011

Arab League Splits From West Over Libya Hits - 20th Mar 2011

The Arab League has criticised the military strikes on Libya, a week after urging the United Nations to slap a no-fly zone on the oil-rich North African state.

The volte-face by the influential regional body raises uncertainty about the unity of Western and Muslim leaders to the UN-backed military campaign.

Only Qatar has openly supported the Western-led campaign while Sky sources confirm the United Arab Emirates was willing to offer support.

The Arab League had suffered wide criticism for not being more vocal in support of the action it had appealed for.

Foreign Secretary William Hague had earlier told Sky that the coalition was receiving "very strong support" from Arab states for the coalition. Read More