CNN
February 26, 2011

International pressure mounted against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Saturday, a day after world leaders demanded action to stop a bloody crackdown on protesters in the north African nation.

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon called for an effective solution to end the violence against anti-government protesters. A United Nations security panel is scheduled to meet Saturday morning to discuss a draft resolution against Gadhafi, who is clinging to power despite protesters’ call for an end to his 42-year rule.

A Libyan envoy tearfully asked the United Nations Security Council to help end the bloodshed during a special session Friday.

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