Libyan leader denies government sacking

2012-04-27 20:00

The head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has denied a report that the interim government had been sacked two months before the country's first free polls.

Libya militia agree to end fighting

2012-03-30 08:54

Rival militia in the southern Libyan city of Sabha have reached an agreement to end clashes that have killed more than 50 people.

Libya's eastern leader 'ready for talks'

2012-03-09 14:14

The head of a regional council seeking to carve out an autonomous territory in oil-rich east Libya says he accepts the interim national leader’s call for dialogue.

Libya PM to address nation on federalism

2012-03-05 14:03

Libya’s PM Abdel Rahim al-Kib is due to address the nation on the issue of federalism, his office says, as aspirations for decentralisation gains momentum in the east of the country.

Libyan leader acknowledges mistakes

2012-02-22 12:41

Libya's leader has acknowledged that his transitional government is powerless to control militia that are refusing to lay down their arms after ousting Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya's 1st anniversary of uprising

2012-02-17 20:16

Libyans have taken to the streets to celebrate the first the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya marks revolution day amid instability

2012-02-17 07:53

Libya is celebrating the first anniversary of the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi with fireworks and slogans, even as its leader vowed to act firmly against further instability.

5 000 militia men join new Libyan army

2012-02-16 10:26

About 5 000 rebels have joined Libya’s nascent national army but more of the militia that have dominated the country since the revolution must sign up if the armed forces are to reassert their authority, an official says.

Don't recognise Libya's NTC, Mugabe tells AU

2012-01-31 08:46

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the AU shouldn't rush to recognise Libya's NTC, warning that Africa might be re-colonised if leaders fail to handle issues as the continent's founding fathers used to do, a report says.

No revolt after Libya violence

2012-01-25 16:46

A bullet-scarred barracks, scorched and abandoned like the ageing tanks guarding its shattered gateway, is all that remains of what passed for the Libyan government's grip on Bani Walid.

Civil war possible if NTC quits, says Jalil

2012-01-23 07:56

Libyan leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil says the nation would fall into a “civil war” if the ruling National Transitional Council resigns, as it faces its first major challenge.

Egypt military ruler to visit Libya

2012-01-14 12:13

Egypt's military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi is set to visit Libya to bolster ties between the two neighbouring countries where popular protests have unseated veteran leaders, a report says.

Libyan soldiers demand salaries

2012-01-06 14:32

Hundreds of Libyan soldiers have protested in the eastern city of Benghazi, demanding payment of overdue wages and complaining militia groups have taken over their bases.

HRW: Concerns about Libya’s NTC

2011-12-12 08:11

An official with Human Rights Watch says the group is concerned about the lack of transparency among Libya's interim National Transitional Council rulers.

Ex-NTC leader suspect in general's murder

2011-11-29 21:51

Ali al-Issawi, a former number two in Libya's National Transitional Council, is a suspect in the assassination of a top general in July, a report says.

Libyan tribes protest at new govt line-up

2011-11-23 16:32

Some of Libya’s clans say they won't recognise the government, after the unveiling of a new cabinet revived regional rivalries which threaten the country’s stability.

Jailed Gaddafi loyalists demand freedom

2011-11-21 14:45

Inmates accused of bearing arms under the ousted regime of Libya’s slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi have been rotting in jail for weeks with no charges against them, and now they want their freedom.

Libya ex-spy chief Senussi arrested: NTC

2011-11-20 18:21

Libya's former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, has has been arrested, an NTC official says.

Militia warning as Libyan PM forms govt

2011-11-18 07:46

A commander of Libyan former rebels has warned that his men could overthrow the incoming government if it fails to meet their demands for representation.

Libya leader: No place for extremists

2011-11-12 22:06

Libya won't turn into an extremist Islamic country, its interim leader has assured the European Union's top diplomat.

Zuma: SA mercenaries reports rumours

2011-11-10 20:33

President Jacob Zuma has avoided reacting to reports of South African mercenaries having been involved in trying to spirit Muammar Gaddafi and his family out of Libya.

UN envoy warns of missing Libya arms

2011-11-07 07:43

Some weapons depots in Libya have still not been secured properly, and "much has already gone missing" from unguarded sites, the top UN envoy in Libya says.

Nato guarded Gaddafi mustard gas

2011-11-01 21:09

Libyan and Nato secret agents kept watch over hidden stocks of mustard gas, stockpiled by ex-dictator Muammar Gaddafi, throughout the war which toppled him to prevent his forces using them.

Gaddafi loyalists thirst for revenge

2011-11-01 11:39

Members of Libya's powerful Warfalla tribe say they are thirsting for revenge after their bastion Bani Walid was looted and pillaged by anti-Gaddafi fighters.

Nato chief in surprise visit to Libya

2011-10-31 17:32

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has made a surprise visit to Libya on the last day of the alliance air mission that played a major role in toppling veteran dictator Muammar Gaddafi.


Rival militia halt fighting in Libya

2012-04-05 14:04

Rival militia whose clashes in western Libya have killed at least 18 people have stopped fighting, after the government sent in troops to impose a ceasefire, an army official says.

37 killed in 2 days of unrest in Libya

2012-03-28 07:30

Two days of tribal clashes in southern Libya have left 37 people dead and about 120 injured, a report says.

Gambia lifts sanctions on Libyan assets

2012-03-06 09:02

Gambia’s Supreme Court has upheld a request by the government to lift economic sanctions imposed on Libyan assets during the toppled regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

Gaddafi’s daughter seeks death certificate

2012-02-23 09:41

Lawyers for the daughter of Muammar Gaddafi have filed a formal petition at the ICC seeking an authorised copy of the former Libyan leader’s death certificate.

Libya army to intervene in southeast clashes

2012-02-21 11:00

Libyan government forces will intervene if clashes between rival tribes over control of territory in the south-eastern corner of the country do not stop, the military chief says.

Dozens killed in southeast Libya clashes

2012-02-17 11:25

Dozens of people have been killed since last week in clashes between rival tribes over control of territory in the far southeast of Libya, the tribes say.

SA not bought by 'petrodollars' - Mbeki

2012-02-16 22:47

The African Union and South African government's initial refusal to recognise the National Transitional Council in Libya was not because of corruption through "petrodollars", Thabo Mbeki says.

Fears as Libya readies for revolution day

2012-02-15 11:36

One year since the anti-Gaddafi revolt erupted, Libya is battling challenges ranging from how to tame rowdy militia who fought his forces to establishing a new rule of law in the country.

Libya NTC rejects resignation of No 2

2012-01-30 22:02

Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has rejected the resignation of its number two, Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, who had stepped down after protests against him.

Gaddafi loyalists seize Libyan city

2012-01-25 10:22

Muammar Gaddafi loyalists have seized control of a Libyan mountain city in the most serious challenge to the central government since the strongman's fall.

Libyan parties reject draft election law

2012-01-15 22:57

Twelve moderate Islamist parties in Libya have rejected a proposed election law because it encourages voting along tribal lines and gives undue influence to the wealthy.

Sudan's Bashir arrives in Libya

2012-01-07 16:33

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has arrived in Tripoli for his first visit to Libya since the overthrow and subsequent killing of veteran dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Benghazi to be 'economic capital'

2011-12-13 12:26

Faced with angry calls demanding that NTC chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil quit, the ruling body has decided to make Benghazi the future "economic capital" of Libya.

Libya ready to forgive Gaddafi fighters: NTC

2011-12-10 14:00

Libya's new rulers are ready to forgive the forces of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi who battled rebels trying to topple his autocratic regime, says National Transition Council chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil.

Saif now just a 'helpless criminal'

2011-11-29 13:29

Muammar Gaddafi's once powerful son Saif al-Islam is now just a "helpless criminal" in the Libyan hilltown of Zintan where he can stay until he goes on trial, officials and town residents say.

Libya says to try Saif Gaddafi

2011-11-22 14:59

Libya won't hand over Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son Saif al-Islam to the ICC for trial, a minister says, as the war crimes court’s prosecutor visits the country.

Divisions rock Libya after Saif capture

2011-11-21 08:02

The decision by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's captors to take him to a secret location in the remote Libyan mountain town of Zintan rather than the capital Tripoli "reflects a weak central government".

Gaddafi's fleeing son captured in desert

2011-11-19 14:37

Muammar Gaddafi's son and heir apparent, Saif al-Islam, has been captured in the country's southern desert, Libyan officials say.

Libya's old army appoints new chief

2011-11-17 22:32

Commanders who defected from Muammar Gaddafi's armed forces in the heat of the civil uprising named a new chief confronting the new Libyan authorities with a done-deal.

Libya ex-PM seeks political refugee status

2011-11-11 18:34

Libya's former prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi has applied for UN political refugee status to try to prevent his extradition from Tunisia, one of his lawyers says.

Libya: French intellectual tells it all

2011-11-09 12:44

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy helped to persuade President Nicolas Sarkozy to arm Libya’s revolution and says Muammar Gaddafi’s downfall should serve as a warning to dictators everywhere.

Saif Gaddafi may try to flee Libya – ICC

2011-11-03 09:09

The ICC is still receiving information that Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam may try to flee with the help of mercenaries, the court’s chief prosecutor says.

Gaddafi death creates 'uneasy feeling'

2011-11-01 12:08

The execution of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi creates an uneasy feeling about the situation in that country, President Jacob Zuma says.

Libya's new PM faces huge task

2011-11-01 07:35

Abdel Rahim al-Keib, the man elected to lead the task of rebuilding Libya after eight months of conflict is a little known technocrat who won the support of the country’s revolutionary council.

Gaddafi 'wanted death, not ICC trial'

2011-10-31 15:21

Depressed and worried Muammar Gaddafi wanted to die in Libya than face trial at the ICC, one of his henchmen says of the Libyan dictator’s last days.

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