May 12, 2014

Italy coast guard says 200 rescued after migrant boat sinks

Italy’s coast guard said 200 people were rescued on Monday after a boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy, with Italian media reporting that several people also died. The coast guard said the rescue was being carried out by ...

Fiancee of Clooney to defend Gadhafi aide

May 4, 2014

Fiancee of Clooney to defend Gadhafi aide

by Chris Stephen

Amal Alamuddin’s photo was splashed across the world last month after the announcement of her engagement to George Clooney. Soon, she could return to the front pages in a more controversial role — when she stands up in court to represent former Libyan leader ...

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 ...