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Interpol issues arrest notice for Gaddafi, son Seif

World police body Interpol called Friday for the arrest of fugitive former Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi for his alleged crimes against humanity, following a request by the International Criminal Court. Interpol said it had issued a “red notice” for the arrest of Kadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and his intelligence…

Kadhafi ‘in Libya’ as aides seek refuge in Niger

Moamer Kadhafi is still in Libya, his media mouthpiece said on Wednesday, as his henchmen sought refuge in Niger and opposition fighters moved in against the last of his forces. “I can tell you that I spoke with Kadhafi very recently,” Mishan al-Juburi, the owner of Arrai Oruba television, the…

China denies providing weapons to Libya

BEIJING — Chinese companies have not provided Libya with any “military products”, China’s foreign ministry said Tuesday, after reports of Beijing offering weapons to the ousted Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi. Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Sunday that Beijing offered huge stockpiles of weapons to Kadhafi during the final…

Kadhafi’s son got doctoral thesis help from Tony Blair: report

Two of Moamer Kadhafi’s sons were invited to the headquarters of the SAS special forces unit as former prime minister Tony Blair tried to build ties with the Libyan regime, The Sunday Times reported. In the latest revelations from intelligence documents obtained by media and rights groups in Tripoli, the…

Libyan rebels free more than 10,000 prisoners

BENGHAZI — More than 10,000 prisoners held by the regime of Moamer Kadhafi have been released since the rebels captured Tripoli, but nearly 50,000 are still missing, a rebel military spokesman said Sunday. “The number of people arrested over the past months is estimated at between 57,000 and 60,000,” said…

Gruesome find in Tripoli as rebels call for aid

Libyan rebels have started work to get the capital up and running again, as a gruesome find near a base of Moamer Kadhafi’s elite troops appeared to highlight the brutality of his regime. Rebel fighters said on Saturday they had captured the base of the elite 32 Brigade, commanded by…

Fighting rages in Tripoli as Gaddafi loyalists hold out

Rebels battled to gain full control of the Libyan capital as pockets of loyalists held out and speculation mounted as to the whereabouts of Moamer Kadhafi, despite a reward of $1.7 million for the elusive strongman, dead or alive. Meanwhile diplomatic efforts were launched at the United Nations and in…

US wants UN to free $1.5 billion of Libya aid

UNITED NATIONS — The United States called an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday to press for an easing of Libya sanctions so that it can send $1.5 billion of humanitarian aid. The 15-member council will meet from 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) to discuss a proposed US…

World Bank ready to help Libya

WASHINGTON — The World Bank said Monday it has been monitoring Libya’s economic situation and would be guided by member countries on resuming its activities with the country. “Guided by our shareholders, the Bank will reengage with Libya just as soon as we can be helpful in the country’s recovery,”…

U.S. seeks to boost aid to Libya rebel council

The United States is working with international partners on ways to continue financing the Libyan National Transitional Council as rebel forces take control of Tripoli, a US Treasury official said Monday. But Washington continues to keep frozen about $37 billion in assets of the regime of strongman Moamer Kadhafi and…

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