A no-fly zone over Libya was requested by the Arab League to the Western powers on Saturday as they seek help against the fledgling rebel movement against Moammar Gaddafi, the Washington Post reported.
The United Nations Security Council was asked to impose the no-flight zone over Libya by the Arab league. The Arab League hopes to stop Col. Myammar el-Qaddafi's attacks against his own people which is giving hopes to the rebels, the New York Times reported.
This allows the United States and Europe to act against the objections of China and Russia and to push for a stronger Security Council resolution, according to the New York Times.
This move has put pressure on the Obama administration to intervene in the three-week war, according to the New York Times.
The United States has not announced their decision about pursuing a resolution yet, the New York Times reported.