Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera
DUBAI Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands from the Arab states boycotting it, Al Jazeera television said quoting sources.
ANKARA Turkey's parliament Thursday approved a government decision to join a NATO naval operation to enforce a U.N.-sanctioned arms embargo off Libya, Turkish television news channels reported.
Turkey, a Muslim member of the Western alliance, has agreed to send four frigates, a submarine and a support vessel for the naval operation. The United States wants to hand over command of the air campaign to NATO within days, but Turkey's insistence on conditions has held up any agreement on this.
Turkey wants NATO to have sole control of military operations and does not want to see the alliance conducting offensive operations that could harm civilians or to be in charge of enforcing a U.N.-mandated no-fly zone while a smaller coalition's planes are bombing Libyan forces.
(Writing by Simon Cameron-Moore; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
CARACAS Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters as they attacked the perimeter of an airbase, and a demonstrator was killed, bringing the death toll to at least 76 in unrest since April.