Libyan war planes attack targets

2014-01-19 12:16

Libyan war planes have attacked targets in the restive south after gunmen stormed an air force base and the government ordered in ground troops following days of skirmishes between rival tribesmen and militias.

Megarif apologises for Gaddafi crimes

2012-09-28 13:05

Libya's newly appointed leader has apologised at the United Nations for the crimes of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi and has told critics that supporting the Arab Spring was worth it.

US withdraws more staff from Libya

2012-09-28 08:14

The United States is withdrawing more staff from its embassy in Tripoli, two weeks after cutting personnel to emergency levels following an attack on its consulate.

Military officers to head militias

2012-09-25 10:11

Libya's military command has appointed a pair of army officers to head two powerful Islamist militias in the country's east.

8 prisoners escape in Libyan jailbreak

2012-08-11 20:12

A top Libyan security official says gunmen have attacked a prison in the capital Tripoli, breaking free eight prisoners in fighting that left another prisoner dead.

Libyan election 'like a wedding'

2012-07-07 18:33

Crowds of joyful Libyans, some with tears in their eyes, are voting in the first free national election in 60 years.

Fresh fighting in Libya

2012-06-10 14:42

At least 17 people have been killed in renewed clashes between former militiamen and tribal fighters in a south-eastern Libyan town.

Benghazi vote tests support for autonomy

2012-05-19 21:26

People in Libya's second biggest city, Benghazi, have voted in a local election that will test support for a proposal to set up autonomous rule for eastern Libya.

2011: Conflict uproots 3.5 million people

2012-04-19 18:05

Conflicts including the uprisings in the Arab world last year forced 3.5 million people to flee within their country, international monitors say.

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.

'Second Libya' would stretch UK: Lawmakers

2012-02-08 09:57

Britain's armed forces, strained by steep cuts in defence spending, would struggle to mount another military operation on the scale of the Libya intervention, British lawmakers say.

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.

Libya 'had undeclared weapon stockpile'

2012-01-20 21:04

International inspectors have confirmed that late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had an undeclared stockpile of chemical weapons, the organisation that oversees a global ban on such armaments says.

Libya NTC backers stage rival protest

2011-12-13 21:20

More than 1 000 Libyans have gathered at a key square in Benghazi to back ruling National Transitional Council chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil.

Gaddafi son denies plot to sneak into Mexico

2011-12-09 16:15

The lawyer of Al-Saadi Gaddafi has denied a plot that he had planned to illegally sneak into Mexico to escape from Libya.

ICC team in Libya probes sexual crimes

2011-12-01 10:14

A team from the ICC has arrived in Libya to probe sexual crimes committed by loyalists of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi during the revolt against his rule.

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.

ICC seeks fair trial for Gaddafi son

2011-11-23 09:32

The ICC's prosecutor has held talks with Libyan authorities on ensuring a fair trial for Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam, who is being held by revolutionary fighters.

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.

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 son - fear, bravado after capture

2011-11-20 22:02

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi flitted between fear of being lynched and bravado at the prospect of meeting the same fate as his father when his Libyan captors flew him to their mountain stronghold.

ICC urges Libya to hand over Saif

2011-11-20 10:30

Libya must hand over Saif al-Islam, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, to the International Criminal Court, an official says, while holding out the prospect of a trial in Tripoli.

Photo of Gaddafi's arrested son shown on TV

2011-11-19 16:46

Saif al-Islam, son of the late former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been shown nursing a hand injury in a photograph aired on Free Libya TV after his capture.

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.

Gaddafi son Saadi 'to remain in Niger'

2011-11-16 07:37

Niger says Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi would remain in the West African nation until a UN travel ban on him is lifted, despite Tripoli’s request for his return.


Berlusconi wanted Gaddafi dead: Sources

2013-06-13 15:03

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi wanted to resolve the Libyan civil war in 2011 with a covert operation to kill his friend Muammar Gaddafi, says a high-ranking diplomatic source.

Libya disbands 10 militias

2012-09-28 10:53

The Libyan leader says 'no less' than 10 militias have been disbanded following the attack on the US embassy in which the US ambassador was killed.

Libya urged to release aid worker

2012-09-27 10:12

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has called for the release of an aid worker being prevented from leaving Libya over a police investigation involving a senior official.

Libya acts on 'unlawful' militias

2012-09-23 14:19

Libyan authorities have said they have decided to dissolve all militias and armed groups that do not come under State authority.

Joy as Libyans vote in milestone election

2012-07-07 22:39

Voters have flocked to cast their ballots in Libya's first free national election in decades, despite protests disrupting some polling in the restive east.

Jordan eager for Libya to pay bills

2012-06-18 11:02

After the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, tens of thousands of Libyans were flown for treatment in Jordan. Now the cash-strapped kingdom is desperate for their bills to be paid.

Benghazi holds post-Gaddafi vote

2012-05-20 13:24

Residents of Benghazi have voted for a local council in the first elections since the death of Muammar Gaddafi.

Ex-Libya oil chief found dead

2012-04-29 22:17

The body of the Ex-Libyan oil minister who last year announced he was abandoning the Gaddafi regime to support the rebels, has been found floating in the Danube.

6 000 Libyans held by brigades, UN says

2012-03-01 09:21

Up to 6 000 Libyans are detained in facilities run by revolutionary brigades that helped out Muammar Gaddafi, the UN says.

Libya wants Gaddafi's son, Al-Saadi

2012-02-11 20:44

Libya has asked Niger to hand over one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons living under house arrest in the neighbouring African nation after he warned his homeland was facing a new uprising.

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.

Gaddafi killing could be war crime: ICC

2011-12-16 12:14

The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor says there are serious suspicions that the killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a war crime.

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.

UN Libya mission extended by 3 months

2011-12-03 12:23

The UN Security Council has extended the UN support mission in Libya for another three months to help the new government tackle a flood of arms in the country.

Libya leaders admit abuse of prisoners

2011-11-29 18:12

Libya's new leaders have acknowledged that some prisoners held by revolutionary forces have been abused, but say the mistreatment is not systematic.

7 000 held in Libyan militia prisons

2011-11-24 09:13

About 7 000 people, many of them foreigners, are being held in Libyan detention centres controlled by "revolutionary brigade" militia, the UN says.

Saif's links to UK under scrutiny

2011-11-22 07:51

Saif al-Islam’s links to UK have come in for fresh scrutiny after his arrest, as analysts warned a trial might reveal more embarrassing details about his dealings with the British establishment.

Saif: I was injured in Nato airstrikes

2011-11-21 13:35

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the captured son of the slain Libyan leader, says his hand was injured in a Nato airstrike – but a Libyan fighter says instead that colleagues cut off three of his fingers.

Rebels holding on to Gaddafi's son

2011-11-20 22:02

Rebels who captured Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam say they will hold him and are demanding a trial in Libya.

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.

NTC wants Gaddafi son's trial in Libya

2011-11-19 19:23

Libya's interim rulers want the captured son of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, to stand trial in the country, a member of the ruling National Transitional Council says.

Muslim Brothers hold congress in Libya

2011-11-18 10:06

Libya's Muslim Brotherhood, repressed under the regime of fallen strongman Muammar Gaddafi, has opened its first public congress inside the country for almost 25 years.

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.

ICC: Gaddafi son will be arrested

2011-11-09 16:37

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will eventually face justice in The Hague but it’s not clear where the son of Libya’s former dictator is hiding, the prosecutor of the ICC says.

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