No end to Libya standoff

Protests enter twelfth day as support for Gaddafi continues to decline.

    Libyan residents are waking up to a twelfth day of turmoil. But longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi and his son Saif al-Islam say they are going nowhere.

    Despite growing support for anti-government demonstrators, both at home and abroad, there has been a call for "concrete action" by Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general. And its most powerful body will vote on fresh sanctions against Gaddafi and his entourage.

    This after Gaddafi joined his supporters in the capital Tripoli - again vowing not to step down from office - and to fight to the end. Soon afterwards, protesters were fired upon in Tripoli, where another crackdown began after Friday prayers.

    But just 50km away in the town of Zawiya, it was a different picture. Amateur video appeared to show more soldiers switching sides.

    Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.