UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
European governments rejected a British push to modify a European Union arms embargo on Syria to permit weapons shipments to Syrian rebel forces.
As rebels advanced on Tripoli, Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi threatened to take the fighting to Europe in retaliation for NATO support of the uprising.
A leader of the African Union has condemned France's decision to drop weapons to Libyan rebels, calling the move dangerous and risky to the entire region.
Libyan rebels seized a major munitions depot Tuesday after rousting dozens of government troops guarding it.
Oil fields in Libya were "cannibalized" by war, making it nearly impossible for exports from the war-torn country to resume this year, a rebel leader said.