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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.
An official on Libya's governing council says he believes Muammar Gaddafi is hiding in the south-western desert near the borders with Niger and Algeria.
Libya’s new regime forces are aiming to take control of Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown Sirte after seizing key targets in the face of fierce resistance from his diehards.
Libya’s revolutionary forces have seized a convention centre that had served as a key base for fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi in the fugitive leader’s hometown.
Muammar Gaddafi's besieged hometown of Sirte has been rocked by heavy street fighting, as the ex-leader called on Libyans to turn out in their millions to demonstrate against the country' s new rulers.
The International Red Cross has delivered humanitarian aid to civilians in Muammar Gaddafi’s besieged hometown, seeking to ease shortages amid rapidly deteriorating conditions.
Libya's new rulers have unveiled a group of fighters trained to serve in a national army, in a step toward bringing armed groups under central authority in a capital bristling with revolutionary volunteers.
With the Libyan conflict coming to an end, the 28-nation alliance Nato is set to draw lessons from the six-month mission during upcoming talks on the country’s civil war.
Libyan interim government forces have captured a district in Sirte after fierce battles that further raised concern about the dire humanitarian situation in Muammar Gaddafi’s besieged hometown.
More than 1 200 African migrants who have been stuck in the southern Libyan desert town of Sabha for weeks in dire conditions have been evacuated and are on their way to Chad.
A Red Cross convoy trying to take medical supplies into Libya’s besieged city of Sirte has had to turn back because forces seeking to capture the city from fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi opened fire on the town.
Streams of civilians have fled Muammar Gaddafi’s besieged home town of Sirte as battles rage for control of the fugitive’s bastion where the Red Cross has warned of a medical emergency.
People are dying due to lack of basic medical care in Sirte, the Red Cross has said after it visited Muammar Gaddafi's besieged hometown and saw the hospital there hit by rockets.
Italian flag carrier Alitalia says it would resume regular flights to the Libyan capital on November 02, eight months after they were halted by the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi.
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.
Ferocious attacks by Gaddafi diehards have forced fighters of Libya’s new rulers to retreat from the ousted strongman's birthplace Sirte, where a tank shell killed three in a "friendly fire" attack.
Muammar Gaddafi is believed to be hiding near the western town of Ghadamis near the Algerian border under the protection of Touareg tribesmen, a senior Libyan military official says.
Libya's transitional government has delivered $16m to a remote southern city Sabha beset by fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, hoping to bolster support for revolutionary forces.
Libyan rebels have taken over the strategic port of Sirte, the hometown of fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi, a military source says.
Nato should continue operations in Libya as long as Muammar Gaddafi's loyalists are killing civilians, and the toppled leader still could destabilise the region, Libya's de facto prime minister has said.
Libyan former prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi, arrested in Tunisia and jailed for six months for illegal entry, is set to appeal, the justice ministry says.
Anti-Gaddafi fighters have encircled the ousted leader’s hometown Sirte and Nato warplanes are pounding the city for a third straight day.
A Libyan transitional government delegation will hold talks in Niger soon on fallout from the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Niger's foreign minister has said.
Libya's de facto Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has told the United Nations his country has been reborn after toppling Muammar Gaddafi and appealed for the release of remaining frozen Libyan assets.
An interim government in Libya will be announced within the next few days and include 22 ministerial portfolios, a spokesperson says.
The US ambassador to Libya has expressed confidence in the country’s new rulers as the American embassy reopened in the capital months after it closed down during the fight to oust Muammar Gaddafi.
Former Libyan prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi has been sentenced to six months in prison in Tunisia for illegally entering the country.
Nato can finish its air campaign in Libya within the next three months, the operations commander says, as remnants of the ousted regime are now isolated in three pockets of the country.
A month after revolutionary fighters claimed the capital and most other parts of the country, forces loyal to Gaddafi have shown no signs of giving up.
Nato allies have agreed to extend their air campaign in Libya by another 90 days, diplomats say, as forces loyal to ousted strongman Muammar Gaddafii still pose a threat to civilians.
One of the last three main bastions of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya has been largely taken over by forces of the provisional government a month after he was toppled, an official says.
The new Libya will join the international community as a nation committed to peace, security, and democracy, the head of the transitional government says.
A document released by Human Rights Watch proves that South African arms manufacturer Truvelo Armoury exported sniper rifles to the Gaddafi regime in 2009, the DA says.
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.
President Jacob Zuma's office has announced the African Union officially recognises Libya's National Transitional Council as the country's legitimate leadership
Fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi has denounced events unfolding in Libya as a "charade", speaking in an audio message broadcast on Syria-based Arrai television.
Philippine diplomats helped two Filipina maids slip out of the home of a relative of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi after the women asked for a "rescue", an official says.
South Africa is open to discuss Libya's future in the United Nations, but insists on African Union participation in the north African country, President Jacob Zuma says.
Fierce fighting has raged in Bani Walid as new regime fighters attacked the oasis town where a son of Muammar Gaddafi is believed holed up, possibly with his father, Libya’s rulers say.
Fugitive ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s loyalists say they have captured 17 mercenaries – some British and French – in what would amount to a sharp setback for the country’s new rulers.
Tripoli’s port is back to near-normal business less than a month after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, authorities say, with the Libyan capital’s international airport also ready to operate flights.
The unveiling of a new Libyan government has been put off indefinitely, Mahmud Jibril, the number two official in the NTC says.
Libyan fighters are battling street by street for control of Muammar's Gaddafi's hometown, taking sniper, assault rifle and rocket fire from his loyalists perched on the city's rooftops.
Niger's government says it will not send Saadi Gaddafi, son of the deposed Libyan leader, back to Libya.
Libyan fighters have captured the airport in Sirte from forces loyal to ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a report says.
The Libyan visit of David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy "marked the start of the colonisation of the oil-rich country", Muammar Gaddafi’s spokesperson Mussa Ibrahim warns.
Fighters to Libya’s new rulers say they have suffered heavy casualties in their battle for control of fugitive Muammar Gaddafi hometown Sirte, with at least 11 killed and 34 injured.
A convoy of battle-hardened fighters have headed for Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown Sirte in gruelling heat, confident of overcoming one of the strongman’s final pockets of resistance.
Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged UK’s help in hunting down fugitive Muammar Gaddafi as he and France’s Nicolas Sarkozy became the first foreign leaders to visit new Libya.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are set to hold talks with the head of Libya's NTC in Tripoli.
Usher says he's "sincerely troubled" to learn he appeared at a concert in St Bart's linked to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's family.
Troops of Libya’s interim rulers are fighting their way across the coastal town of Sirte, as doctors in the city say medical supplies are running low.
A group of more than 200 heavily armed gunmen have attacked a mosque in the Libyan capital and ransacked the tombs of two imams, witnesses say.
A prominent and influential Libyan Islamic cleric, returning to his native land after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, has demanded a role for "moderate" Islam in politics.
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has hailed Nato’s air campaign in Libya as he met US Navy personnel involved in operations at the allied joint force command base in Naples.
Muammar Gaddafi has called on Libyans to take to the streets and wage a campaign of civil disobedience against the country’s new leaders.
Officials say Nato’s bombing campaign in Libya, now in its seventh month, will continue despite the collapse of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
The new Libyan authorities look favourably on the presence of the Roman Catholic church, which is "positive alongside that of Muslims", the papal envoy in Libya says.
A Libyan Jewish man who returned from exile in Italy to join the revolution against Muammar Gaddafi has been blocked from trying to restore Tripoli’s main synagogue.
Libya’s transitional leaders have named a new Cabinet and have vowed to step down after the country is secured.
Libya’s new rulers have announced a shakeup of their executive, pending the liberation of the entire country from forces loyal to ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Fighting is raging for Muammar Gaddafi’s birthplace, as Libya's new leaders eye a symbolic victory in their battle to eradicate the last vestiges of his 42-year rule.
Muammar Gaddafi's son, al-Saadi, has denied allegations of corruption and intimidation and called Interpol's decision to put him on the equivalent of its most-wanted list political, according to an email.
The Human Rights Watch has called on Libya's rebel leaders to stop their forces from making arbitrary arrests and abusing detainees in the country's prisons and makeshift detention facilities.
Once one of the most feared and secretive places in Tripoli, Muammar Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound is now teeming with curious Libyans.
Interpol has put ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son al-Saadi on the equivalent of most-wanted list and says he was last seen in Niger.
Tripoli’s zoo is in need of medical equipment and only has enough food for three weeks, a Bulgarian animal welfare group conducting a relief operation says.
Army chiefs from four north African states have met EU officials to discuss security threats in a region where leaders have raised fears that extremists could take advantage of the chaos in Libya.
Libya’s new rulers have decided to postpone formation of a transitional government until the entire country is liberated from forces loyal to ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi, an official says.
Libya’s transitional justice minister says he has approved a measure to abolish the country’s state security prosecution and courts, which sentenced opponents of the old regime to prison.
Anti-Gaddafi fighters have tightened their siege of the ousted leader's home town of Sirte as civilians poured out of the Mediterranean coastal city where doctors spoke of a growing crisis.
Libya has resumed oil production for the first time since the civil war, tapping 15 wells and producing some 31 900 barrels per day, Italian energy giant Eni says.
Two Filipina maids who were trapped working for a nephew of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have plotted their escape and eventually fled barefoot.
Fighters for Libya's interim rulers have entered Muammar Gaddafi's hometown Sirte in a surprise assault that Nato said it backed to halt brutal acts by followers of the ousted regime.
The daughter of fugitive former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says that her father is alive and well.
The graffiti on a burnt-out building on Tripoli Street – the main boulevard in Misrata in ruins after ferocious street fighting – sums up the bitter mood in a city besieged for months by Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.
Several key supporters of fugitive Muammar Gaddafi have fled to Niger from the southern desert city of Sabha, captured by new regime forces.
Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi who control the city of Sirte have been executing residents suspected of sympathising with Libya's new rulers.
Forces loyal to Libya's new rulers say they are holding back from advancing on Muammar Gaddafi’s last redoubts despite their capture of two key southern oases.
The US ambassador has returned to Libya to lead the newly reopened embassy in Tripoli.
The government has decided to give the National Transitional Council in Libya "the benefit of the doubt", after earlier refusing to recognise the rebel government.
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.
The last two bastions of key diplomatic support for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have set long-held allegiances aside and recognised the National Transitional Council as Libya's de facto government.
The government on has joined the West, regional rival Nigeria and the African Union in recognising the National Transitional Council as Libya's de facto government.
The African Union stands ready to support the Libyan people after announcing they officially recognise the National Transitional Council as the country's legitimate leadership.
The new red, black and green flag of Libya has taken its place among the row of flags of the United Nations member states.
Facing little resistance, revolutionary fighters have captured the airport and other parts of a southern desert city that is one of the last remaining strongholds of Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.
For years, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was an outlandish fixture at the UN General Assembly with his tent and rambling speeches. This year, the rebels who ousted him will hold the spotlight.
Libya’s NTC has pledged to treat foreigners accused of fighting for ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi well, and denied that anti-Gaddafi fighters had committed systematic abuse of Africans.
A UN human rights team set up to investigate rights violations in Libya says it is concerned about allegations that many black Africans are being illegally detained in Libya.
Forces of the new Libyan regime have stalled their assault on Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown Sirte where they believe one of his sons is cornered.
Libyan interim government forces have fled in a chaotic retreat from the town of Bani Walid, after failing in yet another attempt to storm the final bastions of Gaddafi loyalists .
Two Libyan pilots who had defected to Malta in February after refusing to obey orders to bomb civilians have returned home to join the new Libyan air force.
Greater emphasis needs to be put on development in Africa, former South African president FW de Klerk says.
Fighters loyal to Libya's new leaders surged Friday into the city of Sirte and into Bani Walid oasis, two of fugitive Moamer Kadhafi's few remaining bastions, officials and an AFP reporter said.
Forces of Libya’s new leadership are regrouping ahead of the expected final battle from the hometown of fugitive fallen strongman Muammar Gaddafi, after suffering heavy casualties.
Turkey’s prime minister is set to visit Libya, a day after the French and British leaders won a hero’s welcome there for helping to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi.
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.
UK’s prime minister David Cameron says his government would look to unfreeze a further £12bn in Libyan assets if a UN Security Council resolution on Libya is passed.
Libyans now see fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi as "irrelevant", even if their new leaders know Libya won’t be fully liberated until he is captured, a US envoy says.
British PM David Cameron has arrived on a visit to Libya where he and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet the country’s new leaders, a spokesperson says.
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