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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.
Like many residents of Tripoli, Wissam Rihil rejoiced at the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, but is now fearful of a return to the nepotism and corruption that characterised his regime.
The leader of Egypt’s ruling generals says the army has no interest in staying in power for a long time, but instead the military council won’t step down until it has "fulfilled its commitments".
Six Egyptian presidential candidates have called on the ruling military to hand over power to an elected president by the end of April after a shortened parliamentary poll timetable.
An Egyptian commission, tasked with preparing for the country's forthcoming parliamentary elections will start receiving applications from potential contenders on October 12.
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.
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says Nato operations in Libya will continue as long as there is heavy ground combat between rebels and diehard supporters of ousted strongman Muammar Gaddafi.
West African defence chiefs met are to discuss issues including a potential spillover of insecurity resulting from the conflict in Libya as well as Liberia's upcoming elections.
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.
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.
Authorities in Algeria say torrential downpours have killed at least 10 people and ruined hundreds of homes.
Ousted president Hosni Mubarak never ordered the army to open fire on demonstrators calling for an end to his rule, Egypt's military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi has said.
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.
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.
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.
Muammar Gaddafi's former prime minister, Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi, has started a hunger strike in a prison in Tunisa to protest a request for his extradition from Libya's new rulers.
Four US senators have gone to Libya to meet with the nation's new rulers, the highest-profile American delegation to visit the country since the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in Morocco to kick off work on Africa's first high-speed rail line, in a bid to highlight France's role.
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.
An Egyptian court has convicted Mubarak's information minister of corruption, sentencing him to 7 years.
A video clip showing Egyptian police and army members torturing detainees has sparked a public outcry.
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.
Egypt’s ministry of education has ordered the withdrawal of philosophy books from the nation’s secondary schools because they contain quotes from speeches by former president Hosni Mubarak, a report says.
Tunisia's foreign minister says his government is ready for October 23 elections, the first since a rebellion overthrew the country’s long-time dictator.
Libya's first crude oil cargo to be shipped in months has sailed from the eastern port of Marsa el Hariga bound for Italy.
Algeria has warned Gaddafi relatives to keep a low profile or face possible expulsion.
A Libyan commander leading the attack on Muammar Gaddafi's home town of Sirte says he is in talks with elders inside the city about a truce.
Egyptian fire fighters have managed to gain control over a blaze at the site of a gas pipeline to Israel which was attacked overnight, a report says.
Libyan rebels have taken over the strategic port of Sirte, the hometown of fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi, a military source 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.
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.
Britain has agreed with Nato to withdraw the five Apache helicopters that it has in service over Libya, in a major sign that the alliance's air mission is winding down.
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.
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.
Lawyers representing families of those killed in the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak say Egypt’s top general was given an easy ride in questioning behind closed doors at the trial of the deposed president.
Libya's interim authorities have found a mass grave with the bodies of more than 1 270 killed by Muammar Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Tripoli's Abu Salim prison.
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.
Morocco says it had broken up a three-man cell with links to al-Qaeda which planned to carry out attacks on security headquarters and Western interests in the kingdom.
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.
Egypt's emergency law will be in place until June next year, the military says, dashing demands by protesters for a swift end to the code.
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