Mar 17, 2014

U.S. Navy SEALs seize tanker from Libyan rebels

U.S. Navy SEALs boarded and took control of an oil tanker late Sunday that escaped earlier this month from a Libyan port with armed men at the helm, the U.S. Department of Defense said. Libyan anti-government rebels, who are calling for a greater share ...

Niger hands over fugitive Gadhafi playboy son to Libya

Mar 6, 2014

Niger hands over fugitive Gadhafi playboy son to Libya

Niger has turned over to Tripoli a son of Libya’s late dictator, Moammar Gadhafi, after he fled across the desert during the 2011 uprising that ended his father’s four-decade rule. The government said Saadi Gadhafi, who escaped to Niger during the revolt that saw ...

Mar 3, 2014

MPs shot as protesters storm Libya's parliament

Two members of Libya’s interim parliament were shot and wounded by protesters who stormed the General National Congress in downtown Tripoli on Sunday. The GNC, elected after the 2011 armed uprising that toppled autocratic leader Moammar Gadhafi, has stirred popular anger by extending its ...

U.S. court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film

Feb 28, 2014

U.S. court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Islamic movie that triggered protests in the Muslim world after an actress alleged she had been duped into appearing in it. The 2012 appearance of “Innocence of Muslims” on Google’s video-sharing site ...

Libya PM declares 'compromise' after militia ultimatum

Feb 19, 2014

Libya PM declares 'compromise' after militia ultimatum

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said late Tuesday that a “compromise” had been reached with ex-rebel militias who gave Libya’s interim assembly a deadline to hand over power. Powerful militias comprising former rebels from the western town of Zintan had given the General National ...

Libya MPs claim 'coup' threat after militia ultimatum

Feb 19, 2014

Libya MPs claim 'coup' threat after militia ultimatum

Libya’s interim assembly said it was facing an impending “coup” Tuesday after ex-rebel militias gave it a five-hour deadline to hand over power. The potential crisis comes exactly three years after the start of the Arab Spring uprising that toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi but ...

Libyan general declares a coup, but no one listens

Feb 15, 2014

Libyan general declares a coup, but no one listens

A former chief of Libya’s army called for the country’s parliament and government to be suspended in an unusual video message Friday that many derided as a futile attempt to declare a coup, reflecting the chaos in the North African nation. The video statement ...

Libya says Gadhafi regime's chemical weapons all destroyed

Feb 5, 2014

Libya says Gadhafi regime's chemical weapons all destroyed

Libya has completely destroyed the chemical arsenal it inherited from Moammar Gadhafi, 10 years after the now slain dictator signed the Chemical Weapons Convention, Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdel-Aziz announced Tuesday. The completion of the disarmament process, begun under the ousted regime but was interrupted ...