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Syria will shortly present the United Nations with a list of more than 1 100 people it says have been killed by "terrorists" in ongoing unrest in the country, its deputy foreign minister says.
Muammar Gaddafi has called on Libyans to take to the streets and wage a campaign of civil disobedience against the country’s new leaders.
Deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi says leaders of the developing world who recognise Libya's National Transitional Council will suffer a similar fate.
Twelve people are reported killed in clashes between soldiers and deserters in villages of Idlib province in northwest Syria.
South Africa abstained from voting on the UN Security Council's resolution against Syria because of possible military intervention, the international relations department says.
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".
Libya's top oil body is pursuing international oil firms for bills worth around $6bn that were left unpaid this year due to UN sanctions imposed in March.
A thousand ostriches have been abandoned without food or water at Wadi Bai, Muammar Gaddafi's vast private menagerie in the sun-blasted desert west of Sirte.
The decision by Russia and China to veto a UN Security Council resolution targeting Syria marked a "sad day for the Syrian people" and for the council itself, France has stated.
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.
Seif al-Islam, the best-known son of fallen Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, is leading the final stand of loyalists in Bani Walid against NTC forces.
France and Sweden have warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime against attacking or intimidating Syrian opposition in exile, amid reports of assaults and threats in European capitals.
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.
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.
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.
Representatives of Syria's six-month-old protest movement have joined opposition parties in Turkey to forge a united front against Bashar Assad's regime after violence claimed at least 21 more lives.
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.
Syrian security forces have killed a civilian in the flashpoint central city of Homs, adding to six killed in the province the previous evening, two of them children, activists say.
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.
The US State Department says no one was hurt after a mob in Syria threw rocks and eggs at the ambassador's convoy.
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.
Heavy clashes have rocked northern neighbourhoods of Yemen's capital Sanaa, breaking a truce aimed at ending unrest in that country.
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.
An Egyptian court has convicted Mubarak's information minister of corruption, sentencing him to 7 years.
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 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.
Libya's new regime must still confirm that a site discovered in Tripoli this week is a mass grave containing the remains of more than 1 700 prisoners executed in 1996.
A group of 38 women and seven girls arrested during a protest against Bahrain's parliamentary by-elections have reportedly been tortured or ill-treated, Amnesty International says,
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.
Two online activist groups say they hacked several official Syrian websites in the latest tactic to oppose President Bashar Assad's authoritarian regime.
The United Nations has food and medical supplies on the outskirts of Sirte, but cannot get in to distribute them.
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.
Anti-Gaddafi fighters have encircled the ousted leader’s hometown Sirte and Nato warplanes are pounding the city for a third straight day.
Fewer than one in five voters cast ballots in Bahraini by-elections after the Shi'ite majority in the Gulf Arab state boycotted the polls.
Activists say Syria is continuing to dispatch troop reinforcements to the flashpoint province of Homs and security forces near Damascus.
Fighting has raged in the Yemeni capital, leaving at least 40 dead as forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh battled pro-opposition soldiers.
The US has apparently been blindsided by the sudden return home of Yemen's wounded leader after three months abroad for medical care.
An interim government in Libya will be announced within the next few days and include 22 ministerial portfolios, a spokesperson says.
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.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to Yemen after three months in Saudi Arabia recovering from an assassination attempt and was greeted by the sound of gunfire across the capital.
Former Libyan prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi has been sentenced to six months in prison in Tunisia for illegally entering the country.
Deadly clashes have spread across Yemen's capital as tribesmen joined battles between rival military units, raising fears of a descent into civil war.
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.
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