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Video: Khaled Kaim arrested

Gaddafi’s deputy foreign minister has been captured in Tripoli. The NTC has confirmed that they have Khaled Kaim in their custody. Al Jazeera’s James Bays says although Kaim’s title does not seem very senior, this is important as he was … Continue reading

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Libya’s Dark Lesson for NATO

THE war in Libya may be one of those quietly telling moments in the history of more important nations. For the first time, the United States has taken a secondary role — “leading from behind,” if “leading” is even the … Continue reading

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Libya’s other wealth: Archaeological treasures

(CNN) — Before Moammar Gadhafi, there were the Phoenicians. And the Greeks. The Romans. The first Arabs. They’re a reminder that no civilization — and no leader — is forever. The Libyan transitional leaders have a lot to deal with … Continue reading

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Wartorn Libya a safe haven for Somali refugees

TRIPOLI — For a group of stranded Somali refugees hoping to reach Europe, even war-torn Libya seems a safe haven compared with their homeland from where they fled Islamist militias. “I knew Libya was a war zone but I did … Continue reading

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HRW: Vulnerable migrant workers in Tripoli need protection

(Tripoli) – The de facto authorities in Tripoli, the National Transitional Council (NTC), should stop the arbitrary arrests and abuse of African migrant workers and black Libyans assumed to be mercenaries, Human Rights Watch said today. They should release those … Continue reading

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A Libyan Prisoner Lives to Tell His Story

HE was my confidential source in the Libyan military this spring, an officer who passed on secret information about disaffection in the ranks of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. And then as the Libyan revolution spread, he made bombs and smuggled weapons … Continue reading

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Khamis Gaddafi and the mystery of Jeremy Bowen’s notebook

Colonel Gaddafi’s son and most feared military commander appears to have planned his last-ditch defence of the regime in the back of a notebook taken from the BBC correspondent Jeremy Bowen. Khamis Gaddafi, or one of his close military aides, … Continue reading

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Libya NTC to offer fighters police jobs

TRIPOLI Sep 4 (Reuters) – Libya’s interim government moved to calm its anxious fighters and offer stability on Sunday, announcing plans to draft thousands of the men who ousted Muammar Gaddafi into the police and find other jobs for the … Continue reading

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Post-Gaddafi Libya stresses forgiveness, Muslim theologian runs stabilisation team

When the officials guiding Libya’s post-Gaddafi transition list their most urgent tasks, they talk about supplying water, paying salaries or exporting oil, and then add something quite different — fostering reconciliation. The focus on forgiveness might have seemed out of … Continue reading

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Libyan intelligence documents show ties to CIA

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan security agency documents seen by AP indicate intimate cooperation between Moammar Gadhafi’s ousted regime and British and American intelligence. While the documents provide new details, reports of such cooperation have surfaced before. Libyan Muslim extremists … Continue reading

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