MEET AND GREET

Obama Praises New Libyan Leaders

President Barack Obama has arrived in New York, and he’s got a stressful week ahead of him, including the Palestinians and Israelis facing off. But the president’s first order of business was easy: meeting Libya’s transitional leaders for the first time, and praising them for overthrowing the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. “Just as the world stood by you in your struggle to be free, we will stand with you in your struggle to realize the peace and prosperity that freedom can bring,” the president said at the meeting with Libya’s National Transitional Council and its leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil. He said the U.S. will offer continued support and will officially reopen its embassy in Tripoli.