Jul 3rd, 2014
Women played a largely unreported role in last year’s revolution in Libya. Now they have to fight both Islamist and secular men if they’re to have any influence in the new Libya, says Lindsey Hilsum. This article was first published on 6 April 2012. It is republished here following the murder of Salw...
May 21st, 2012
Former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah al-Senussi has been charged in Mauritania with illegally entering the country, officials say. Mr Senussi, who fled Libya after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, was held at Nouakchott airport after flying in from Morocco in March. Both Libya and the International ...
Dec 5th, 2011
Tripoli – The man whose arrest in February sparked Libya’s revolution, was sworn in as a minister in the new interim government on Sunday, but said he had been hesitant about taking on the new job. Fethi Tarbel, Libya’s new sport and youth minister, wiped away tears after he took he...
Sep 25th, 2011
Libya’s interim authorities said on Sunday they had found a mass grave in the capital containing the bodies of more than 1,270 people killed by Muammar Gaddafi’s security forces in a 1996 massacre at Tripoli’s Abu Salim prison. The uprising that toppled Gaddafi last month was ignite...
Feb 16th, 2011
Algiers – Several hundred people clashed overnight with police and government supporters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a witness and local media said. Rioting is unusual in oil exporter Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi, Africa’s longest-serving leader, keeps a tight grip on politica...