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Libyan Jew returns home after 44-year exile

TRIPOLI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – In the walled old city of Tripoli, Libya’s independence flag pokes through crumbling buildings and a gang of children wielding toy pistols tear through dusty alleyways. In these run-down streets stands the empty, faded peach-coloured … Continue reading

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Libya interim govt to be announced within days

BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 23 (Reuters) – An interim government in Libya will be announced within the next few days and will include 22 ministerial portfolios, a spokesman for the North African country’s transitional rulers said on Friday. “We’ve agreed on … Continue reading

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Gaddafi forces “executing people” in Sirte – residents

SIRTE, Libya, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi who control the city of Sirte have been executing residents suspected of sympathising with Libya’s new rulers, forces backing the country’s interim government and fleeing residents said. On the … Continue reading

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Libyan fighters make final push for Bani Walid

Libyan fighters captured a valley leading to the centre of Bani Walid earlier today from Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. There were later reports that the stronghold had fallen to the country’s new leaders. The desert town of Bani Walid, 110 miles … Continue reading

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Cameron and Sarkozy meet Libya’s new leaders in Tripoli

David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy flew into Libya on Thursday and warned Syria and other regimes across the Middle East and north Africa that “the Arab spring could become an Arab summer”. In a measure of how quickly order has … Continue reading

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Arab Spring Blooms On Libyan Radio

The fall of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has brought about a dramatic change on the radio dial in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. In the past, Libyans could only tune in to the government stations. Foreign broadcast signals were blocked. And … Continue reading

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7 surprising discoveries at the Gadhafi compound

When rebels overran Moammar Gadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound, the deposed Libyan leader was nowhere to be found. But a number of items from the sprawling compound have since emerged, ranging from sensitive political documents to a photo album of Condoleeza … Continue reading

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Libyans find mass grave, bodies of slain detainees

GALAA, Libya (AP) — In a grove of pine trees near this mountain village, residents have dug up the remains of 35 bound and blindfolded men who they say were shot at close range by Moammar Gadhafi’s military. Dozens of … Continue reading

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Libya’s Nightmare Factory

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Will Libya Overcome Its Grudges?

This is a personal blog post by Al Jazeera’s Dima Khatib, written yesterday on July 23rd. I just saw a video where a soldier from Gaddafi troops captured around Brega is being interviewed by a rebel military leader in Ajdabia. … Continue reading

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