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Op-Ed: Libyan Official blames Gadaffi loyalists for Benghazi attack

Benghazi - Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al_Sharif claims that those attacking the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were Gaddafi loyalists. A number of Libyan security guards were also killed in the attack.

Amnesty International claims Libya's NTC almost as bad as Gaddafi

As Libya's first free elections loom, Amnesty International has openly criticized the authority of the National Transitional Council, which it says is little better than the Gaddafi regime it replaced through the NATO supported rebel uprising.

Libyan election to be delayed

Tripoli - Libya's first free elections, scheduled to take place on June 19, are to be delayed according to Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC).

Khamis Gaddafi's capture baseless rumour, according to NTC

Abdul Jalil, Chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), has denied that Khamis Gaddafi, son of slain ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been captured by NTC forces.

Medecins Sans Frontieres quits Libya over prisoner torture

Inside Libya's makeshift prisons 8,000 people are detained under the new regime. Amid growing reports of prisoner abuse and torture, Médecins sans Frontières reported doctors have been asked to patch up prisoners between torture sessions.

Is President Obama sending 12,000 U.S. troops to Libya?

There are currently 12,000 US troops based in Malta that are awaiting deployment to Libya. They will be joined by Italian and French forces based on photographic evidence of encampments that have been set up in the desert.

Gaddafi children 'determined to destabilise' Libya, NTC claims

As protesters demand that no former member of the Gaddafi regime be allowed to serve in Libya's new government, NTC chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil warns that Gaddafi's children are determined to destabilise Libya.

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.

Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi caught in Libya

Unconfirmed reports say that Col.Gaddafi's brother-in-law and former chief of Libyan intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, has been arrested on Sunday. He was surrounded in the same area where Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured on Saturday.

Libya asks Niger to rethink asylum for Saadi Gaddafi

Tripoli - Libya's National Transitional Council has branded neighbouring Niger's decision to grant Al-Saadi Gaddafi humanitarian asylum a hostile one. It has asked Niger to rethink the decision.

Rival militias fight in Libya as NTC says things under control

Libya's interim leader, Mustapha Abdul-Jalil, reassured Libyans this weekend with the words "everything is under control," even as rival groups of rebel fighters continued to kill each other with weapons they refuse to hand over.

Op-Ed: Is the U.S. Seeking Greater Military Control of Africa?

The Libyan revolution began as part of the Arab Spring, but NATO intervention turned it into yet another Western assault on another North African or Middle Eastern Arab country.

Ancient Treasure of Benghazi collection stolen from bank vault

Benghazi - A priceless collection of coins and other artifacts known as the Treasure of Benghazi was stolen from a bank vault in the city during the Libyan uprising in March. Libya's NTC were concerned that their image might be tarnished if the news was reported.

Jailed Libyan former UN ambassador abused in prison

Tripoli - Former Libyan prime minister Abuzed Omar Dorda, who was also Libya's UN Ambassador, has been in a Libyan prison since his arrest in September. Now his family have contacted the UN claiming that Dorda was the victim of a murder attempt by prison guards.

Chemical weapon cache found in Libya

Stockpiles of chemical weapons have been discovered in Libya at previously undisclosed sites, according to a National Transitional Council representative.

Gaddafi's body remains unburied

The corpse of Col. Gaddafi is still attracting viewers who flock to the cold store where it is unceremoniously displayed on the floor. Espousing Islamic tradition, the new leaders of Libya remain uncertain what to do with the unburied body.

Op-Ed: Questions For A New Libya

Last Thursday, Libya celebrated the capture and death of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi with gunfire and jubilation. Now the work of building a new nation will begin in Libya and all the world will be watching to see what type of new nation emerges.

Libya's NTC claim Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured alive, uninjured

Officials from Libya's National Transitional Council have stated that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured near Bani Waldi on Saturday night, alive and uninjured. However Saif also appeared on Syrian TV on Saturday night, saying he would continue fighting.

Clinton in Libya fudges issue of cooperation with Islamists

Hillary Clinton made a surprise visit to Libya on Tuesday where she expressed the hope that Col. Gaddafi will be killed or captured soon. She failed to answer a question concerning the U.S. position dealing regarding cooperation with Libyan Islamists.

Canada promises $10 million for Libyan weapons disarmament

Tripoli - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was in Libya today, where he met with Mustafa Abdul-Jalil. Baird promised Canada would give $10 million to the NTC to fund weapon recovery and disarmament.

US General says NATO's military mission in Libya nearly complete

U.S. Army Gen. Carter Ham says NATO's military mission in Libya could start to end next week. He added that Gaddafi's capture is a matter for the Libyans to deal with.

Saadi Gaddafi added to Interpol's most wanted list

Al-Saadi Gaddafi has joined other family members on Interpol's most wanted list. Interpol has responded to a request by the National Transitional Council by issuing a red notice for Saadi's arrest. Saaid is ensconced in luxurious surroundings in Niger.

Libya's NTC says Lockerbie bomber 'case closed'

Libya's National Transitional Council has unequivocally stated it will not co-operate in requests by the Crown Office to examine further evidence in the Lockerbie bombing case.

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.

Algeria recognizes Libya's National Transitional Council

In a surprise move Algeria yesterday issued a statement recognizing Libya's National Transitional Council as the legitimate representatives of the Libyan people.

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.

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