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2011-06-21 13:05:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A House of Representatives amendment that supports bringing home the remains of U.S. Navy heroes from Libya has no counterpart in the Senate's version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110621/DC23808) While the Senate Armed Services Committee chose not to address the issue, the House passed an amendment (H.R. 1497) on May 26, directing the Secretary of Defense...

2011-04-05 20:15:00

TRIPOLI, Libya, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (WPIX) -- WPIX Diplomatic efforts to end the bloody stalemate in Libya have taken a surprise turn with the involvement of former U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon, who led delegations to the country in 2004. Weldon, a 10-term congressman from Pennsylvania who served as vice-chair of the House Armed Services Committee, was invited to Tripoli by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi in the hopes he can broker a deal with international leaders, including the Obama...

2011-03-22 17:19:00

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following weeks of strikes from government forces and the allied coalition's enforcement of a no-fly zone, the crisis in Libya continues to escalate and endanger civilians throughout the country. More than 290,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries, primarily Tunisia and Egypt, scores of civilians have been killed, and a reported 600,000 inside Libya are in need of humanitarian assistance. International Medical...

2011-03-22 06:32:00

Funds to have immediate, lifesaving impact LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amid the massive disorder that has rocked the African nation of Libya since mid-February, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a grant of US$25,000 to help International Relief & Development (IRD) to distribute urgently needed medical relief in Libya and along the Tunisian border. "Thousands of people in Libya are being affected by the ongoing violence, some who are chronically ill...

2011-03-09 18:32:00

LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps' emergency response teams in eastern Libya and at the border in Tunisia are conducting ongoing assessments of health needs and providing critical medical supplies. The teams have found that a shortage of nurses is a key concern in eastern Libya, and water/sanitation/hygiene services and psychosocial support are needed in camps on the Libya-Tunisia border. In Tunisia, International Medical Corps found there...


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