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Lockerbie bomber will not face new prosecution

TRIPOLI — Libya’s transitional justice minister Mohammed al-Alagi said on Monday that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, should not face a new prosecution. His comments came after officials said prosecutors in Scotland had formally asked Libya’s new government to help them with the investigation…

1,700 slain prisoners found in Libya mass grave

Libya’s new rulers said they have unearthed a mass grave of 1,700 prisoners slain by Moamer Kadhafi’s regime in a 1996 uprising, a massacre that helped trigger the revolt that ousted the despot. The gruesome find came as hundreds of the National Transitional Council’s fighters thrust into Kadhafi’s hometown of…

Obama leads welcome for Libya’s new leaders

UNITED NATIONS — US President Barack Obama led a warm United Nations welcome Tuesday for the Libyan leaders who deposed Moamer Kadhafi, vowing the world would stand with them as they rebuild their country. But he also pledged NATO would carry out air strikes as long as civilians there are…

Anti-Kadhafi forces seize key Libya airport

Anti-Kadhafi fighters said Tuesday they had captured the airport and a garrison in the defeated Libyan despot’s southern redoubt Sabha, as fighting raged in two of his northern strongholds. The battlefield victories came as the United States and its allies prepared to meet on the sidelines of the UN General…

Anti-Kadhafi forces seize key Libya airport

Anti-Kadhafi fighters said Tuesday they had captured the airport and a garrison in the defeated Libyan despot’s southern redoubt Sabha, as fighting raged in two of his northern strongholds. The battlefield victories came as the United States and its allies prepared to meet on the sidelines of the UN General…

Libya delays unveiling new cabinet as battles rage

The birth of a new government in Libya, due on Sunday, was put off indefinitely amid disputes over portfolios and as Moamer Kadhafi diehards put up stiff resistance in their remaining strongholds. National Transitional Council (NTC) number two Mahmud Jibril said last-minute haggling delayed the announcement of the new cabinet…

Libya fighters surge into two Kadhafi bastions

Fighters loyal to Libya’s new leaders on Friday thrust deep into the city of Sirte and into desert oasis Bani Walid, two of fugitive Moamer Kadhafi’s few remaining bastions, AFP reporters said. On the political front, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Tripoli, boosting international support for the…

Anti-Gaddafi fighters regroup after heavy losses

NTC fighters regrouped on Friday for a new assault on Moamer Gaddafi’s hometown Sirte, remaining upbeat despite suffering heavy losses the previous day at the hands of the toppled tyrant’s forces. The fighting comes as Gaddafi’s spokesman warned that “thousands” of loyalists were ready to battle the National Transitional Council…

U.S. vows not to meddle with post-Kadhafi Libya

Washington respects the right of Libyans to decide their own future, a senior US official said Wednesday in Tripoli, as the African Union pushed for an inclusive government after Moamer Kadhafi’s ouster. “The United States respects Libya’s sovereignty,” said Jeffrey Feltman, the highest ranking US official to visit the Libyan…

Kadhafi son under house arrest in Niger

WASHINGTON — Fallen Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi’s son Saadi, who arrived in Niger at the weekend, is being held under house arrest at a government residence, the US State Department said on Tuesday. “Our understanding is, like the others, he’s being detained in a state guest house and that it…

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