Russian paper: Qadhafi ready to dealLibyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi is ready to give up power in exchange for a security guarantee, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday.
The daily Kommersant quoted a “high-level” source saying Qadhafi, the world’s longest-serving dictator, would be willing to relinquish control to his son, a compromise not likely to be acceptable to the NATO-backed rebels who are seeking to remove the family from power.
Administration believes Pakistan behind reporter's death
In another possible blow to U.S.-Pakistan relations after the killing of Osama bin Laden, Obama administration officials believe that the country’s intelligence service ordered the “barbaric and unacceptable” killing of a journalist who had written about ties between the country’s military and Al Qaeda militants, according to a report Tuesday.
Intelligence surrounding the late May killing of Pakistani reporter Saleem Shahzad, 40, suggests that senior officials at Pakistan’s Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence ordered the murder to silence his criticism, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing two senior US administration officials.