EU Leaders Call on Gadhafi to Step Down

It’s time for Moammar Gadhafi to go, the leaders of the EU have declared following an emergency meeting in Brussels.

The leaders will “examine all necessary options” to protect civilians in Libya, they say. But amid reluctance from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the officials haven’t come to a decision regarding a possible no-fly zone, reports the BBC.

Leaders of the EU's 27 member states have said Libya's Col Muammar Gaddafi must surrender power.

The EU is holding an emergency summit in Brussels in the hope of finding a common approach to the political and humanitarian crisis.

President Barack Obama said the US would take a wide range of actions to ensure Col Gaddafi surrendered power.

EU leaders meeting in Brussels agreed to "examine all necessary options" to protect the civilian population in Libya.