'Libya gov't denies talking to rebels'

CAIRO - Libyan government on Tuesday denied holding talks with rebels, Al Arabiya television reported, after opponents of Muammar Gaddafi in east Libya said they had rejected an offer to discuss the Libyan leader's exit.
Al Arabiya did not give details or a source of its initial report. But it then quoted a Libyan Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying the accusations of the Libyan National Council, an interim body set up by rebels, did not deserve a response.