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.
MUSCAT - Two people were killed when security forces in Oman fired at protesters calling for political reforms, medical sources said Sunday.
MUSCAT - Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has denied any communication gap with India on resolving Kashmir and other outstanding issues, but asked New Delhi not to hold the dialogue process hostage to the 2008 Mumbai terror incident.
MUSCAT - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will visit Oman this week, a media report said Monday.