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Kadhafi’s body to be ‘handed to his relatives’

TRIPOLI — Libya’s interim government will hand the body of slain despot Moamer Kadhafi to his relatives after consulting with them on the location of his burial, a senior government advisor said on Sunday. “The decision has been taken to hand him over to his extended family, because none of…

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…

Gaddafi’s son Mohammed escapes from Libyan rebels

BENGHAZI, Libya — Mohammed Kadhafi, a son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, has escaped after having been arrested by rebels in Tripoli, Libya’s US ambassador said Monday. Mohammed Kadhafi, Kadhafi’s eldest son, and brother Seif al-Islam, who was regarded as the veteran leader’s intended successor, were arrested on Sunday as…

Obama: Gaddafi’s regime has reached an end

President Barack Obama said that Moamer Gaddafi’s regime had come to an end and the Libyan “tyrant” must leave now to avoid further bloodshed. In a written statement late Sunday, Obama also looked to the post-Gaddafi era, calling on Libyan rebels who have surged into Tripoli to respect human rights.…

Gaddafi forces, rebels fight over Zawiyah

NEAR ZAWIYAH/TRIPOLI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan government forces and rebels clashed around the western town of Zawiyah on Saturday as the insurgents tried to push closer to the capital Tripoli. Reporters heard gunfire and skirmishing in the coastal town, about 30 miles west of Tripoli. The highway from the capital…

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