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With the US forces entering the. third battle ground of Libya, after Iraq and Afghanistan, and being involved in humanitarian mission in Japan, President Barack Obama acknowledged that the US military is overstretched as of now.

world Updated: Mar 22, 2011 23:30 IST

US military overstretched, says Obama
Washington: With the US forces entering the. third battle ground of Libya, after Iraq and Afghanistan, and being involved in humanitarian mission in Japan, President Barack Obama acknowledged that the US military is overstretched as of now. "Obviously our military is already very stretched and carries large burdens all around the world," Obama said in response to a question at a joint news conference with his Chilean counterpart, Sebastian Pinera.

Qatari jets make emergency landing in Cyprus
Larnaca: Cyprus said on Tuesday it had refused permission to Qatari air force jets, en route to participate in the attack on Libya, to land at Larnaca airport and only changed tack when they reported they were running out of fuel. "Cyprus Republic authorities did not give permission (to land) subsequently they asked for permission for an emergency landing due to lack of fuel," said a Cyprus government statement.

Oman protesters set up camp in Muscat
Muscat: About 100 Omani demonstrators set up tents on Tuesday in a district of the capital housing the main government ministries, demanding political reform and protesting against its autocratic rulers.