NTC

  • Libya's NTC unveils new government line-up November 23, 2011

    Tripoli: Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) on Tuesday named a new government featuring several surprise appointments that suggested the line-up was aimed at trying to soothe rivalries between regional factions. Earlier, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor conceded that the captured son of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, may be tried in...
  • Mistreatment of detained Gaddafi loyalists alleged November 4, 2011

    Tripoli: Dozens of relatives of jailed Muammar Gaddafi loyalists protested outside a Tripoli prison on Thursday, alleging detainees were being mistreated by former rebel fighters now in charge of the lockup. A Libyan official, Mahmoud Shammam, said most prisons are still under the control of semi-autonomous groups of fighters, not the...
  • UN chief vows to support Libya's reconstruction November 3, 2011

    Tripoli: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has vowed to offer help for Libya's reconstruction, as he held talks with the head of the ruling National Transitional Council Mustafa Abdel Jaliland in Tripoli on Wednesday. All Libyans want to build "a democratic Libya, grounded in respect for human rights and dignity of...
  • Gaddafi son Saadi wants arrest warrant dropped November 2, 2011

    Algiers: Saadi Gaddafi, son of the former Libyan leader, has asked Interpol, via his lawyer, to revoke a request for his arrest on the grounds that Libya's new rulers are not able to give him a fair trial. Saadi, a businessman and former professional footballer, is in Niger after escaping across...
  • Gaddafi son wants to surrender to ICC, says NTC October 27, 2011

    Tripoli: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who once vowed to die fighting on Libyan soil, now wants to face international justice instead and avoid any chance of meeting the same grisly end as his father, Libyan officials said. An official of the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Wednesday that Saif al-Islam,...
  • Gaddafi son, intelligence chief want to surrender October 26, 2011

    Abu Dhabi: Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam and former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi propose to hand themselves in to the International Criminal Court, a senior official with Libya's National Transitional Council said on Wednesday. "They are proposing a way to hand themselves over to The Hague," Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters...
  • NATO delays formal decision to end Libya mission October 26, 2011

    Brussels: NATO unexpectedly postponed a definite decision to end its bombing campaign in Libya as consultations continued on Wednesday with the UN and the country's interim government over how and when to wind down the operation. Last week, the alliance announced preliminary plans to phase out its mission on October 31....
  • Gaddafi son preparing to flee Libya: NTC October 25, 2011

    Tripoli: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a fugitive son of the deposed Libyan leader, is near Libya's borders with Niger and Algeria and planning to flee the country using a forged passport, an official with the National Transitional Council said on Monday. "He's on the triangle of Niger and Algeria. He's south of...
  • Gaddafi to be buried on Tuesday, location secret October 25, 2011

    Tripoli: The body of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will be buried on Tuesday in a simple ceremony, attended by Muslim clerics, in a secret location in the Libyan desert, an official with the National Transitional Council said on Monday. "He will be buried tomorrow in a simple burial with sheikhs...
  • Libya 'liberated', but Gaddafi still unburied October 25, 2011

    Libya: A day after Libyans declared a 'liberation' that consigned Muammar Gaddafi to the "garbage bin of history", hundreds again filed past his rotting corpse in a grim display that has raised questions about the nation's new direction. With their Western allies expressing quiet unease that Gaddafi was battered and shot...
  • Libya declared free, but Gaddafi death questioned October 24, 2011

    Tripoli: Libya's interim rulers declared the country liberated on Sunday after an 8-month civil war, launching the oil-rich nation on what is meant to be a two-year transition to democracy. But they laid out plans with an Islamist tone that could rattle their Western backers. The joyful ceremony formally marking the...
  • Gaddafi died of gunshot wound: Autopsy October 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi died of a gunshot wound to the head, confirmed an autopsy report on Sunday. The autopsy was carried out in Misrata and sources are now saying that the body will be returned to the commercial freezer in the city where it was put up...
  • Libyans lining up to see Muammar Gaddafi's body October 23, 2011

    Libyans, with children in tow, are queuing up at the meat market on the outskirts of Misrata, to get a glimpse of the dead body of Muammar Gaddafi. ...
  • Sri Lanka calls for probe on Gaddafi death October 23, 2011

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Sunday condemned the killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and demanded a probe into the circumstances surrounding his death. A 21-word terse statement by the ministry of external affairs said that "the government of Sri Lanka is of the opinion that the circumstances surrounding the death require...
  • Libya: Govt to declare liberation on Sunday October 22, 2011

    Tripoli: A military spokesman says Libya's transitional government will declare liberation on Sunday after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. Officials from the governing National Transitional Council had said the announcement would be made on Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi, the revolution's...
  • Gaddafi's burial delayed for investigation October 21, 2011

    Tripoli: The burial of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi has been delayed until the circumstances of his death can be further examined and a decision is made about where to bury the body, Libyan officials said on Friday, as the UN human rights office called for an investigation into his death. The...
  • Gaddafi son Mo'tassim captured: reports October 20, 2011

    Cairo: The son of deposed Libyan leader, Mo'tassim Gaddafi, has been captured alive in Sirte, fighters in the field have told the National Transitional Council, an official said on Thursday. "Our informatiom from the commanders in the field is that Mo'tassim Gaddafi has been captured alive in Sirte," National Transitional Council's...
  • US checking reports of Gaddafi's death October 20, 2011

    Washington: US officials on Thursday scrambled to check reports that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had died after being captured near his hometown of Sirte following months of civil war. Gaddafi was wounded in the head and legs as he tried to flee in a convoy that came under attack from...
  • Gaddafi son Mo'tassim caught in Sirte October 13, 2011

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi's son Mo'tassim was captured in Sirte while trying to escape the town, the head of the Tripoli Revolutionary Council said. "He was arrested today in Sirte," Colonel Abdullah Naker said. He was taken to Benghazi where he was questioned, other ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) sources based in Sirte...
  • Mountainous terrain hampering Gaddafi hunt October 12, 2011

    Tripoli: Fugitive Muammar Gaddafi may be hiding in a remote and thinly-populated area surrounded by mountains in an attempt to frustrate efforts to track him, a representative of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Monday. Gaddafi has been on the run since NTC forces surged into Tripoli on August...
  • Libya fighters loot Gaddafi tribe, showing divide October 6, 2011

    Abu Hadi, Libya: After capturing this hamlet, a center for Muammar Gaddafi's tribe, revolutionary fighters have gone on a vengeance spree, looting and burning homes and making off with gold, furniture and even automobiles. Other fighters are trying to persuade them to stop and have sought to protect the tribesmen of...
  • Libyan govt forces push into centre of Sirte October 6, 2011

    Libya: Libyan government forces fought their way, street by street, into the centre of Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace of Sirte on Wednesday after their commanders said the battle for the city was entering its final hours. Taking Sirte would be of huge symbolic importance to Libya's new rulers because it would dispense...
  • Libyan forces plan 'final' attack on Sirte October 5, 2011

    Libya: Bullet-ridden cars carrying terrified, ill and hungry civilians crawled out of Muammar Gaddafi's hometown on Tuesday as anti-Gaddafi fighters said they were planning a final attack. Government forces who had for three weeks been pinned down by artillery and rocket fire on the eastern edges of Sirte were able to...
  • Libyan NTC forces storm Gaddafi's home town September 16, 2011

    Tripoli: Forces sent by Libya's new rulers stormed Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace on Thursday, coming under heavy fire from fighters loyal to the ousted leader. "They have now entered the city. There was a coordinated push from the south, east and west and from along the coast. I'm not sure how far...