UK opposed Clinton call for UN push against Kadhafi: records
Britain opposed a bid by US President Bill Clinton to expand UN sanctions on Libya under dictator Moamer Kadhafi while seeking to extradite the Lockerbie bombers, previously secret government papers showed on Wednesday.
Libya rival government head hands in resignation after street protests
The head of Libya's parallel government installed in the country's east has handed in his resignation following street protests against corruption and falling living standards that turned violent, his spokesman said Monday. Abdallah al-Thani "submitted his resignation late Sunday at a meeting with parliament speaker Aguila Saleh", spokesman Ezzedine el-Faleh said in a statement received…
Tunisia ex-president Ben Ali buried in Medina
Tunisia's former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was buried in the Muslim holy city of Medina on Saturday, witnesses said, after he died in exile in Saudi Arabia.
Last Kadhafi PM freed in Libya for 'health reasons'
Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Libya's last prime minister under ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has been released from jail for health reasons four years after being sentenced to death, Tripoli's justice ministry said Saturday.
Libya talks to go ahead despite new fighting
A conference between Libya's warring parties set to start on April 14 is to go ahead despite renewed fighting around Tripoli, the United Nations' envoy said Saturday. "We are determined" to hold the talks "as scheduled" unless prevented by serious obstacles, Ghassan Salame said at a press conference in the capital, target of a new…
Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Kadhafi
Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias vying for control of the oil-rich country. Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Thursday ordered his troops to "advance" on the capital Tripoli, seat of the country's internationally-recognised unity government.…
Deadly clashes resume near Libya's capital
Violent clashes resumed late Thursday afternoon between rival militias south of the Libyan capital, just hours after a truce was announced to end fighting that has killed almost 30 people since Monday. The fighting broke out on Monday in suburbs south of Tripoli and continued into Wednesday evening after a truce collapsed, despite an appeal…
IS claims deadly Libya checkpoint attack
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Saturday for a deadly attack earlier this week on a checkpoint in western Libya, as Libyan authorities announced the arrest of the suspected perpetrators.
Libya court acquits Saadi Kadhafi of murdering football coach
Tripoli's court of appeals has acquitted Saadi Kadhafi, a son of former Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, of murdering a football coach in 2005, a judicial source said Wednesday.
Sarkozy blasts 'lack of evidence' for corruption charges
French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy blasted what he said was a lack of evidence for the corruption charges against him over claims the late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi funded his 2007 election campaign, in his court statement published Thursday.