Shut Down Until Further Notice

The U.N. embargo against Libya begins, but Gaddafi won't relent

IF MUAMMAR GADDAFI HAS ANY FRIENDS LEFT IN the world, they are keeping a decidedly low profile. After refusing once again to hand over two suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, Gaddafi discovered just how hard U.N. sanctions could bite. On Wednesday, after the World Court declined Gaddafi's request to halt the sanctions, a ban on commercial flights in and out of Libya went into effect. Cairo and Tunis ordered Libyan planes headed for their countries to turn around, and Rome even dispatched several F-104 jets to intercept a Libyan passenger plane about to enter Italian airspace.


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