Libya in crisis, analysts say

2013-05-08 17:13

The Libyan militiamen who have besieged two ministries in Tripoli for more than a week appear determined to press their protests to squeeze more concession from the government, analysts say.

Libya ex-leader accused of power abuse

2012-12-12 07:55

Libyan military prosecutors have accused ex-leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil of abusing his power, after grilling him over the death of a general who led rebels last year, a prosecution official says.

Ex-leader Jalil faces murder questioning

2012-11-07 20:15

A Libyan military court has ordered prosecutors to interrogate former transitional leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil over the death of a general who commanded rebel forces last year.

NTC, Gaddafi remnants talks spark anger

2012-06-07 13:27

A meeting in Cairo between former officials of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and an envoy dispatched by Libya’s interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil has sparked widespread anger and demands for more explanation.

Libyan leader Jalil ordered to rest

2012-05-05 21:00

Libya's interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil says doctors have ordered him to rest because of a minor health problem.

Libya's current government to stay on

2012-04-29 22:17

The head of Libya's National Transitional Council says the interim government will stay in place, notably to ensure the success of elections.

'No govt shuffle ahead of Libya polls'

2012-04-23 07:46

The head of Libya’s ruling NTC says he didn’t envisage a government reshuffle before national elections slated for June, despite reports of possible changes earlier this month.

Libya leader starts state visit to Algeria

2012-04-15 22:16

Libyan leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil, has arrived in Algeria for a state visit that comes amid a period of strained relations.

Jalil threatens to 'force' Libya unity

2012-03-07 12:46

Libyan leader Mustapha Abdel Jalil says he would defend national unity "with force" if necessary, after tribal leaders and a political faction declared autonomy for an eastern region.

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.

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.

Gaddafi children aim to destablisie Libya

2011-12-25 17:57

The surviving children of Libya's dead dictator Muammar Gaddafi are determined to destabilise the country, NTC shief Mustafa Abdel Jalil says.

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'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: 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.

Ban - UN stands by new Libya

2011-11-02 22:28

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says the United Nations would stand by Libya's side on its path to democracy.

Libya mission to end Oct 31 – Nato

2011-10-28 13:41

Nato has formally decided to end its seven-month mission in Libya on October 31, a diplomat says, despite calls from the country’s new rulers for air patrols to continue until the end of the year.

Libya aims for govt in two weeks

2011-10-25 09:07

Libya’s interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil has set a two-week target for the country to have a new government and said a commission of inquiry will probe Muammar Gaddafi’s killing.

Libya liberated - officially

2011-10-23 17:11

Libya has declared the liberation of the nation after 42 years of one-man rule by Muammar Gaddafi came to an end with his capture and death.

Fierce fighting as Clinton visits Tripoli

2011-10-18 14:08

Fierce fighting has erupted in Muammar Gaddafi’s sole remaining bastion, as US Secretary Hillary Clinton paid a surprise visit to Tripoli in a bid to forge closer ties with the new regime.

Sirte civilians given chance to leave: NTC

2011-10-01 18:33

The chief of Libya's National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, says civilians are being given a chance to leave Sirte, as battles raged in Muammar Gaddafi's hometown.

Libya to announce new govt in 10 days

2011-09-21 07:49

Libya’s first formal government since Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster will be named within 10 days, officials say, as world powers hailed the African state’s fledging leadership in New York.

Obama meets interim Libyan leader

2011-09-20 20:03

US President Barack Obama has met Libya's interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil for the first time, and said the world would stand with his liberated country as it solidifies its freedom.

UN Council to ease Libya sanctions

2011-09-16 07:52

Britain has officially registered a resolution to ease Libya assets and arms sanctions at the UN Security Council and expects a vote on Friday, diplomats say.

Cameron, Sarkozy to visit Libya

2011-09-15 07:45

Libya’s new rulers are preparing to receive British Prime Minister David Cameron and French minister Nicolas Sarkozy, as more damaging allegations of serious rights abuses emerge.


Libya urged to halt military trial of Jalil

2012-12-21 14:17

Libya should suspend the trial of former interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil before a military court and stop civilian cases in such tribunals, a rights watchdog says.

Libya: Justice awaits for general's murder

2012-12-05 14:37

Eighteen months after the mysterious murder of a top general who led the early stages of the rebellion against Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's judiciary has yet to shed more light on the case.

Libya prepares for peaceful change

2012-08-07 22:40

Libya's National Transitional Council is set to hand over power to an assembly in a symbolic move marking the first peaceful transition of power in the country's modern history.

Libyan leader undergoes hernia operation

2012-05-07 12:07

Libya's interim leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, has undergone a successful hernia operation and is in good condition, doctors say.

Libya regrets Abbas decision to delay visit

2012-05-02 15:13

Libyan authorities have expressed regret over the decision by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to postpone his visit to the North African nation.

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.

Gaddafi's son to face justice, eventually - ICC

2012-04-18 22:35

International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo says that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will face justice no matter where his trial is ultimately held.

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'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.

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.

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.

Libya leadership to include rebels

2011-12-21 22:16

Libyan fighters who took on forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi will be represented in the National Transitional Council, the country's interim chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil has said.

Benghazi protest against Jalil, NTC

2011-12-12 19:08

About 200 Libyans have gathered in the eastern city of Benghazi - the cradle of uprising against Muammar Gaddafi - to protest against the National Transitional Council and its head Mustafa Abdel Jalil.

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.

Libyans want jobs from 'grey men'

2011-11-04 07:26

Jobs, normality and democracy are high on the wish lists of Libyans questioned on the streets of their capital, but after months of civil war, meeting their expectations is a challenge.

Nato ends 'successful' Libya mission

2011-10-31 11:36

Nato is formally ending its Libya mission, which it has hailed as one of its "most successful" yet after its air strikes played a key role in the overthrow of now-slain despot Muammar Gaddafi.

Nato to stay in Libya until year end

2011-10-26 12:16

Nato should stay involved in Libya until the end of this year to help prevent loyalists of late strongman Muammar Gaddafi from leaving the country, interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil says.

Libya a moderate Muslim country – Jalil

2011-10-24 15:18

Libya’s interim leader is seeking to dispel fears that the north African nation would adopt hardline Islamic rule, a day after he declared sharia law the primary source for future legislation.

Libyans rule out Gaddafi post-mortem

2011-10-22 19:00

Military commanders in the Libyan city of Misrata say no post-mortem would be carried out on the body of Muammar Gaddafi despite concerns over how the toppled dictator died.

Militia hands over Tripoli airport to govt

2011-10-11 13:03

Libya’s interim government has taken over the country’s main international airport from a group of regional fighters as part of its efforts to consolidate control over strategic infrastructure.

Tripoli residents want NTC fighters out

2011-09-30 07:54

A Tripoli support group has drafted a request to Libya’s NTC to impose an order for revolutionaries to formally leave the city with their heavy weapons.

Libya will work for peace, says Jalil

2011-09-21 07:49

The new Libya will join the international community as a nation committed to peace, security, and democracy, the head of the transitional government says.

Libya transitional government gets UN seat

2011-09-16 21:37

The UN General Assembly has given Libya's UN seat to the National Transitional Council which toppled Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya: UK, France leaders to hold talks with NTC

2011-09-15 11:22

British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are set to hold talks with the head of Libya's NTC in Tripoli.

Jalil makes 1st public speech in Tripoli

2011-09-13 10:45

Libya’s interim leader has made his first public speech in Tripoli, warning against reprisals after loyalists of ousted Muammar Gaddafi struck out at the revolutionaries pursuing them.

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