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Red Cross: 13 Libya mass graves found

GENEVA — The International Committee of the Red Cross says at least 13 mass graves have been found in Libya over the past three weeks. The Geneva-based Red Cross says its staff assisted in the recovery of 125 bodies found … Continue reading

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Cameron and Sarkozy visit Tripoli

UK PM David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are in Libya, the most senior Western leaders to visit since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted. Their countries were at the forefront of Nato’s Libyan operation. They will meet National Transitional Council … Continue reading

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Tripoli’s new normal – bickering politicians

TRIPOLI, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Less than a month after Muammar Gaddafi’s fall, Tripoli is bustling. Shoppers throng markets. Banks are open. Electricity and water are back, most of the time. Out in the desert, some oil flows. With parts … Continue reading

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Libya’s War-Tested Women Hope to Keep New Power

TRIPOLI, Libya — Aisha Gdour, a school psychologist, smuggled bullets in her brown leather handbag. Fatima Bredan, a hairdresser, tended wounded rebels. Hweida Shibadi, a family lawyer, helped NATO find airstrike targets. And Amal Bashir, an art teacher, used a … Continue reading

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Video: New fighting in Libyan town of Bani Walid

Seven anti-Gaddafi fighters have been killed and 10 wounded in a fierce battle for the town of Bani Walid. The fighters say they were betrayed by local people who claimed to be on their side and led them into an … Continue reading

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Libya’s interim leaders under fire over governance

BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Hundreds of people have marched in Benghazi calling for a shake-up of Libya’s new leadership while nascent political groups have challenged the country’s interim rulers in a memorandum, saying their governance plan does not … Continue reading

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Policing the middle of nowhere

Each year, only a handful of hardcore tourists or intrepid business people would venture down to Ghat, a small town that seems to lie on the very edge of the known world. From here you can make out the Jebel … Continue reading

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SPECIAL REPORT-The secret plan to take Tripoli

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime was delivered by a caterer, on a memory stick. Abdel Majid Mlegta ran the companies that supplied meals to Libyan government departments including the interior ministry. The job was “easy,” he told Reuters last week. “I … Continue reading

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EU lifts sanctions against Libyan Airlines

European sanctions against Libyan Airlines have been lifted following the political developments in the North African state. The European Union placed sanctions on Libya in a regulation dated 2 March, gradually extending the restrictions to various entities. It included Libyan … Continue reading

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Gaddafi used torture squads in bid to preserve rule

Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi deployed special squads which held suspected opponents in shipping containers, tortured them for information about insurgent networks and disposed of their bodies in unmarked graves in a campaign to smash the revolt against his rule. Evidence gathered … Continue reading

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