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Libyan protesters hold Tunisian plane at Tripoli airport

Tripoli - Last week, the failed attempt to arrest three pro-Gaddafi loyalists in Bani Walid resulted in the deaths of members of the Souq al-Juma militia. Protesters grounded a Tunisian plane at Tripoli Airport on Sunday demanding justice from the NTC.

Libya's Zintan militia briefly detain Abdel Hakim Belhadj

Tripoli - Tripoli's military commander, Abdel Hakim Belhadj, was detained at Tripoli airport by rival militiamen from Zintan. They asserted their new found authority in the wake of their capture of Saif Gaddafi and the appointment of a Zintan defense minister.

Herman Cain gaffe: Taliban in Libya

Orlando - Herman Cain has attempted to correct the infamous gaffe over Libya that he made on Monday, yet has only fallen deeper into the mess he created by claiming the Taliban will be part of Libya's new government.

Islamists fly Al Qaeda flag in Libya

Benghazi - The flag of al Qaeda flies proudly above the main courthouse in Benghazi, Libya, as Islamic fighters drive round the city's streets at night waving the black al Qaeda flag. The warning words of Col. Gaddafi have come to pass.

Libya's new leaders prioritise implementing Sharia law

One of the key issues that Mustafa Abdel Jalil emphasized as a priority for the new Libya was the introduction of sharia law. Whilst his announcement came as no surprise the changes which the NTC plan to implement are leaning towards extremism.

Op-Ed: Libya after Gaddafi

The death of Gaddafi paves the way for a newly liberated Libya to form a new government. Disparate factions amongst former rebel fighters make it unclear if the country can escape the indications that it could it fall to the power of dominant Islamists.

William Hague in Tripoli pledges 42 million pounds for Libya

Tripoli - William Hague was in Tripoli on Monday for the reopening of the British Embassy. He met with interim leader Mustafa Adbel Jalil, pledging another £42 million towards Libya.

Abdel Hakim Belhadj denies rebels receiving unauthorized weapons

As Libya's new interim government accepts international funds to search for and destroy weapons, it has alleged that Qatar is involved in shipping unauthorized weapons to Tripoli's military commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj.

Libya's armed Islamists vandalize Muslim graves as idolatrous

In yet another display of disunity between Libya's new conquerors there is a growing trend of grave desecration occurring. The interim head of the NTC denounced the practice on Tuesday, which is instigated by rebel fighters who adhere to Salafi Islam.

Sheikh Ali Al- Salabi demands role for moderate Islam in Libya

Libyan Islamist cleric Sheikh Ali Al-Salabi has called for moderate Islam to play a role in Libya. Salabi is close to former LIFG member Abdel Hakim Belhadj, and has accused interim NTC leader Mohammed Jibril of being a tyrant in waiting.

Op-Ed: NTC propaganda reported as news in Libya

The continued use of propaganda by Libya's new rulers, the National Transitional Council, has the backing of the West. Yet its lies are being more frequently exposed.

Op-Ed: NATO's bombs placing Libyan citizens in harm's way

Nato is continuing to bombard Libya in order to protect civilians, despite growing evidence of rebel atrocities and killings.

Libya's NTC indefinitely postpone forming new goverment

Amidst infighting between members of Libya's National Transitional Council, it failed yesterday to announce the new goverment as promised. Instead it said the announcement was to be postponed indefinitely.

Libya's neighbors warned of missing surface to air missiles early

President Itno of Chad warned of missile surface to air missiles going missing from Libya back in March, as did sources from Mali and Niger. Itno warned that pillaged weapons were falling into the hands of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the danger.

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