Tripoli

  • Top intelligence chief abducted as Libya marks strike 18-11-2013 07:57 AM

    Tripoli: Libya's deputy intelligence chief was kidnapped outside Tripoli airport on Sunday, two security sources said, days after clashes between rival militias and protesters in the capital killed at least 45 people. Mustafa Noah, the head of agency's espionage unit, was pulled into a vehicle in the car park, and...
  • Muammar Gaddafi's Tripoli compound to be turned into park: report 21-10-2013 05:45 PM

    London: A fortified Tripoli compound that once belonged to slain Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi is to be turned into a public park, a media report has said. 'Bab al-Azizya', or Splendid Gate, the compound belonging to Gaddafi that was stormed in a turning point of the struggle to rid Libya...
  • Libyan PM Ali Zeidan says his kidnapping was a bid to topple the government 12-10-2013 09:42 AM

    Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Friday gunmen who abducted him briefly were part of a coup attempt by opponents in the country's legislature. The militia snatched Zeidan from the Tripoli hotel where he lives during a dawn raid on Thursday only to release him hours later in an...
  • Libyan PM kidnapped by armed men from a hotel in Tripoli: Reports 10-10-2013 10:06 AM

    Tripoli: Gunmen from a former rebel faction seized Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan from a Tripoli hotel on Thursday, the government said. "The head of the government Ali Zeidan was taken at dawn this morning by gunmen to an unknown place for unknown reasons," the statement said. Guards at the...
  • Libyan terrorist wanted by US nabbed in Tripoli 06-10-2013 08:39 AM

    Tripoli: Relatives of a Libyan Al-Qaeda leader, wanted for his role in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in East Africa, says the 49-year-old has been kidnapped in Tripoli. Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, is believed to have returned to Libya during the 2011 civil...
  • Lebanon car bombings: Death toll rises to 47 24-08-2013 01:59 PM

    Lebanese officials said on Saturday the death toll from a devastating twin car bombing outside two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli a day earlier has risen to 47. The coordinated explosions in the predominantly Sunni city have raised already simmering sectarian tensions in fragile Lebanon to dangerous levels,...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns Lebanon bombings, calls for 'restraint' 24-08-2013 02:40 AM

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the deadly double car bombing in Lebanon and appealed for restraint in the fractured country split over the war in neighbouring Syria. "The secretary-general strongly condemns the two bomb explosions, shortly after Friday prayers, outside two mosques in the north Lebanese city of...
  • Bombs kill 42 outside mosques in northern Lebanese city of Tripoli 24-08-2013 12:32 AM

    Bombs hit two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least 42 people and wounding hundreds, intensifying sectarian strife that has spilled over from the civil war in neighbouring Syria. The apparently coordinated blasts - the biggest and deadliest in Tripoli since the end of...
  • US extends closure of 19 diplomatic posts in Middle East 05-08-2013 06:47 AM

    Washington: The US has announced to extend closure of its 19 diplomatic posts till August 10, while nine of its embassies and consulates which were closed, will resume normal operations on Monday. "Given that a number of our embassies and consulates were going to be closed in accordance with local...
  • Libya: French embassy hit by car bomb in Tripoli 23-04-2013 12:55 PM

    Tripoli: French embassy in Libya was hit by what appeared to be a car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two guards in the first such attack in the capital Tripoli since the end of the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Residents living near the embassy compound, in the capital's Hay...
  • Gaddafi son eyes safety, talks to Hague 29-10-2011 01:13 AM

    The Hague: From deep in the Sahara, fearing that he will share his father's bloody fate at the hands of vengeful Libyans and calling in old favours bought with oil from desert tribes and African strongmen, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi may be bartering a future. The International Criminal Court at The...
  • Gaddafi son wants to surrender to ICC, says NTC 27-10-2011 11:48 AM

    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...
  • Gaddafi to be buried in secret desert grave: NTC 25-10-2011 08:30 AM

    Misrata: Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will be buried on Tuesday in a secret desert grave, a National Transitional Council official said, ending a wrangle over his rotting corpse that led many to fear for Libya's governability. With their Western allies uneasy that Gaddafi was battered and shot after his...
  • Gaddafi son preparing to flee Libya: NTC 25-10-2011 02:48 AM

    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...
  • Post-Gaddafi Libya under pressure to restore order 23-10-2011 08:39 PM

    Benghazi: Racing to fill a power vacuum and prevent a descent into lawlessness, Libya is to proclaim its war over on Sunday and start building the ballot box democracy Muammar Gaddafi once saw as fit for "donkeys". Tens of thousands who before this year's revolt had known nothing but Gaddafi's...
  • Gaddafi died of gunshot wound: Autopsy 23-10-2011 03:21 PM

    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...
  • Doc says Gaddafi killed by bullet in stomach 21-10-2011 03:38 PM

    Dubai: Muammar Gaddafi was fatally wounded by a bullet in his intestines following his capture, according to a doctor who examined his body, amid conflicting accounts of how the fugitive former Libyan leader met his end. Gaddafi, 69, was killed on Thursday after being captured by the Libyan fighters he...
  • Gaddafi's death: who pulled the trigger? 21-10-2011 12:59 PM

    Sirte: Disturbing images of a blood-stained and shaken Muammar Gaddafi being dragged around by angry fighters quickly circulated around the world after the Libyan dictator's dramatic death near his home town of Sirte. The exact circumstances of his demise are still unclear with conflicting accounts of his death emerging. But...
  • Gaddafi's death is a welcome news: David Cameron 21-10-2011 08:37 AM

    The UK Prime Minister welcomed the news of Muammar Gaddafi's death and said people should remember his victims. ...
  • Gaddafi: The strange dictator who hated democracy 21-10-2011 08:29 AM

    CNN's Jonathan Mann interviewed the Libyan leader in 2006 and reflects on Muammar Gaddafi's idiosyncrasies. ...
  • Libya: From dictatorship to democracy 21-10-2011 08:09 AM

    After eight months of bloody battle, the Libyan Civil War could soon be over with Muammar Gaddafi's killing. ...
  • Libya in transition: Gaddafi killed, rebels celebrate 21-10-2011 08:01 AM

    Africa's longest ruling dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed by rebel forces in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday. ...
  • 'Gaddafi's death is warning to iron-fist rulers' 21-10-2011 07:48 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama hailed Muammar Gaddafi's death on Thursday as a warning to authoritarian leaders across the Middle East that iron-fisted rule "inevitably comes to an end," and as vindication for his cautious strategy toward Libya. Obama joined US politicians and ordinary Americans in welcoming the demise of...
  • Pulled from drain pipe, Gaddafi was shown no mercy 21-10-2011 06:58 AM

    Sirte: Dragged from hiding in a drainage pipe, a wounded Muammar Gaddafi raised his hands and begged revolutionary fighters: "Don't kill me, my sons." Within an hour, he was dead, but not before jubilant Libyans had vented decades of hatred by pulling the eccentric dictator's hair and parading his bloodied...
  • Gaddafi son Mo'tassim captured: reports 20-10-2011 09:26 PM

    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...
  • US checking reports of Gaddafi's death 20-10-2011 05:55 PM

    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...
  • Libyan PM says Gaddafi trying to recruit fighters 20-10-2011 04:58 AM

    Tripoli: Libya's acting prime minister said Wednesday that ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi is believed to be recruiting fighters from other African countries and preparing for a possible insurgency, hoping to destabilize Libya's new regime. The comments by Mahmoud Jibril reflected fears that Gaddafi will be able to use friendly relations...
  • Libyan capital sees first big firefight in months 15-10-2011 04:41 AM

    Tripoli: The Libyan capital saw its first major gunbattle since Muammar Gaddafi fled Tripoli more than two months ago, as his supporters traded fire with revolutionary forces on Friday after a crowd raised the ousted regime's green flag. Fearing more attacks, revolutionary forces set up checkpoints manned by young, armed...
  • Gaddafi son Mo'tassim caught in Sirte 13-10-2011 12:50 PM

    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...
  • Mountainous terrain hampering Gaddafi hunt 11-10-2011 01:17 PM

    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...