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NATO must probe, pay for errors in Libya: Amnesty

NATO must investigate the killing of dozens of civilians during its air campaign in Libya last year and provide reparations to the people affected, Amnesty International said on Monday. “Adequate investigations must be carried out and full reparation provided to victims and their families,” said the rights group in a statement released one year after the first…

The secrets of Saif Gaddafi’s jail: chef, satellite TV and a basketball court for just one

Muammar Gaddafi’s eldest son is due to be taken to a prison within a prison in the suburbs of Tripoli to await trial. Behind a grey forbidding wall on the outskirts of the Libyan capital sits a secret prison constructed to hold just one prisoner – Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. The…

Former Kadhafi spymaster arrested in Mauritania

Abdullah al-Senussi, wanted former spymaster of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, was arrested in Mauritania overnight, prompting calls for his extradition Saturday by both Libya and France. The former Libyan intelligence chief, who is also sought by the International Criminal Court, was arrested at Nouakchott airport after arriving on a…

Obama keeps Libya sanctions in place

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Thursday extended by one year the national emergency order allowing sanctions against Libya to remain in place, the White House announced. In a letter to congressional leaders, Obama said he was concerned by ongoing threats posed to US interests by the family of…

Algeria seizes missiles smuggled from Libya: source

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algerian security forces have found a large cache of weapons, including shoulder-fired missiles, which they believe were smuggled in from neighboring Libya, a security source briefed on the discovery told Reuters on Saturday. The find follows warnings from governments in the region that instability in Libya after…

Libya marks revolution day as leader issues warning

Libyans celebrated on Friday the first anniversary of the uprising against Moamer Kadhafi with fireworks and slogans, even as their new leader vowed to act firmly against further instability. Hundreds gathered in Tahrir (Liberation) Square in Benghazi, the city which first rose against Kadhafi and his 42-year regime, after traditional…

Libya marks revolution day as leader issues warning

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya began celebrating on Friday the first anniversary of the uprising against Moamer Kadhafi, with fireworks and slogans, even as its new leader vowed to act firmly against further instability. The former rebels who, backed by NATO, toppled Kadhafi last year set up fresh check-points in the…

Libya struggles to revive economy

Oil exports are approaching pre-conflict levels and international sanctions have been lifted, but four months after fighting ended, experts warn that Libya’s financial situation remains fragile. The new leadership has inherited an economy in disarray, plagued by the corruption and mood swings of deposed ruler Moamer Kadhafi and his clan,…

Niger will not extradite Kadhafi son

Niger will not extradite Saadi Kadhafi even though the son of the slain Libyan leader violated his asylum conditions with “subversive” comments in a television interview, officials said on Saturday. “Our position remains the same — we will hand Saadi Kadhafi to a government that has an independent and impartial…

U.N. watchdog worries about Gaddafi’s uranium stock

The UN atomic watchdog has told Libya to urgently find a home for yellow cake uranium from the Moamer Kadhafi era left in thousands of deteriorating barrels, a UN envoy said Thursday. Kadhafi renounced efforts to make weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear bombs, in 2003, but a major storage base with the raw uranium was found…

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