Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON - The US has frozen at least $30 billion in Libyan government assets as part of efforts to loosen besieged strongman Muammar Gaddafi's grip on power.

WASHINGTON - International pressure began to mount on defiant Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to quit with the US issuing an ultimatum to him to surrender power "without delay" and the European Union imposing an arms embargo and other restrictions.

TRIPOLI/MANAMA/MUSCAT - Anti-government protesters in Libya gained control of four cities and formed a council to begin the transition of power from Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year-old regime as Canada too slapped sanctions on the oil-rich country.

TRIPOLI/MANAMA/MUSCAT - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's vice-like grip weakened with nearly 100,000 people fleeing the country Monday and more areas slipping out of his control.

DHAKA - The US officials have told Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that "there will be no further high-level diplomatic interaction" until the "harassment" of Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus ends, a media report claimed Monday.
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