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  • Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says

    Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says
    A rogue former army general in Libya survived an assassination attempt Wednesday as fighting and tension continued to escalate between his forces and Islamist militias loyal to the ruling General National Congress. The Libyan state news agency, LANA,...
  • Libya elects a prime minister in chaotic session of parliament

    Libya elects a prime minister in chaotic session of parliament
    Libya has a new prime minister. But in keeping with months of chaos in the North African nation, the events leading up to Sunday’s swearing-in were confusing and turbulent. Ahmed Matiq, an Islamist-leaning businessman from the economically...
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  • Italy arrests Tunisian in migrant ship tragedy, plans state funeral

    Italy arrests Tunisian in migrant ship tragedy, plans state funeral
    Italian authorities have arrested a 35-year-old Tunisian with a reported history of human smuggling in last week's deadly sinking of a boat packed with some 500 Africans migrants trying to reach Europe, according to media reports. Khaled Ben Salem was...
  • Libyan lawmakers choose ex-diplomat as prime minister

     
    Libyan lawmakers selected Ali Zidan as prime minister on Sunday night, giving the former human rights lawyer and diplomat responsibility for forming the volatile nation’s first government since the revolution that toppled Moammar Kadafi....
  • Rights group: Libya didn't investigate deaths of Kadafi loyalists

     
    Despite promises to do so, Libya has failed to investigate the deaths of scores of people loyal to late strongman Moammar Kadafi, who appear to have been executed after his capture in “a bloody revenge” Human Rights Watch said in a new...
  • Pro-al Qaeda group seen behind deadly Benghazi attack

    Pro-al Qaeda group seen behind deadly Benghazi attack
    A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say. They also...
  • Doyle McManus: The West is still waiting for its Libya gamble to pay off

    Doyle McManus: The West is still waiting for its Libya gamble to pay off
    Hope isn't a strategy. But it was a major part of NATO's decision to launch an air war against Libya's Moammar Kadafi almost three months ago. Back in March, when the bombing began, the leaders of France, Britain and the United States hoped Kadafi's...
  • Rights group: Bodies of 53 apparent Gadhafi loyalists found in Libyan hotel

    Rights group: Bodies of 53 apparent Gadhafi loyalists found in Libyan hotel
    (CNN) -- The bodies of 53 people, believed to be supporters of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been found in a hotel that was under the control of anti-Gadhafi fighters, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group said it found the...
  • Hondros dead covering war, which he saw as his calling

     
    Chris Hondros, 41, the superb photographer who took some of the most wrenching war photos of our time, has been confirmed dead in a hospital in Misurata, Libya. The same explosion had earlier Wednesday claimed the life of photographer and......
  • LIBYA: Rights groups praise arrest-warrant request for Kadafi, call for action in Syria

     
    Human rights groups on Monday called the International Criminal Court prosecutor's request for arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, his son Seif Islam Kadafi and Abdullah Sanoussi, his military intelligence chief, a first step toward...
  • LIBYA: Officials deny Kadafi's wife, daughter have fled to Tunisia

     
    A senior Libyan official denied Wednesday that the wife and daughter of Moammar Kadafi had left the country and entered neighboring Tunisia. He also denied reports that the nation’s top oil official had defected. "It is just rumors," said Deputy.......