Moamer Kadhafi - updates

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More than 8,000 flee Libya fighting – U.N.

Apr 12, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Aside from those who have fled, UN spokesman Rheal Leblanc says that 'many families remain stranded inside conflict affected areas,' with safety fears rising and supplies running short

LIBYA CONFLICT. Libyan fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) take cover behind a dirt barrier during clashes with forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar south of the capital Tripoli's suburb of Ain Zara, on April 10, 2019. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Battle for Tripoli escalates as U.N. prepares to meet

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:52 PM

The violence has already displaced thousands and left several dozen people dead. The UN warns that nearly half a million children in Tripoli are 'at immediate risk.'

BATTLE FOR TRIPOLI. Gun-mounted vehicles belonging to fighters loyal to the internationally recognised Libyan Government of National Accord are pictured near a military compound in a suburb of the capital Tripoli on April 9, 2019. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Air strike halts Tripoli flights as thousands flee Libya clashes

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:10 PM

(UPDATED) A security source at Mitiga airport says no side has yet claimed responsibility for the air raid, which hit a runway without causing casualties

CONFLICT. Forces loyal to the internationally-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord are pictured at the entrance gate leading to Tripoli's old airport on April 8, 2019. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

ICC calls for 'immediate arrest' of Kadhafi son

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:26 PM

UPDATED An arrest warrant by the Hague based ICC against Seif in 2011 remains valid and Libya is obliged to immediately arrest and surrender Mr Gaddafi regardless of any purported amnesty law in Libya Fatou Bensouda says

FATOU BENSOUDA. Public Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda enters the court room for the trial of Dominic Ongwen a senior commander in Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, on December 6, 2016. File photo by Peter Dejong / ANP/AFP

At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

Apr 13, 2017 - 10:55 PM

General Ayoub Kacem says the boat s hull was completely destroyed and the survivors all men were found clinging to a floating device

US ready to loosen Libya arms embargo – US official

May 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM

There is a very healthy desire inside of Libya to rid themselves of ISIL and I think that is something we should be supporting and responding to says a senior administration official

EMBARGO. Libyan troops loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a retired general and former chief of staff for Moamer Kadhafi, sit on an amored personnel carrier during a demonstration calling on the international community to arm the Libyan army on August 14, 2015 in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. File photo by Abdullah Doma/AFP

Obama's worst mistake? Failing to plan Libya aftermath

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Asked in a Fox News interview aired Sunday April 10 to name the worst mistake of his presidency the US leader says it is probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya

OBAMA. US President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago, Illinois, USA, April 7, 2016. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

Libya unity government looks to assert authority in Tripoli

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:06 AM

UPDATED The news is a major blow to the unrecognized authority in Tripoli that is refusing to give up power

UNITY GOVERNMENT. A handout photograph shows Fayez Serraj (C) from the UN-brokered Libyan unity government, flanked by members of the presidential council, during a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, March 30, 2016. Handout photo by GNA Media/EPA

French court allows Sarkozy recordings in graft case

Mar 22, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Sarkozy is accused of conspiring with his lawyer to give a magistrate a lucrative job in exchange for inside information on a different corruption probe against him

SARKOZY. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy attends the French League 1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Reims in Paris, France, February 20, 2016. File Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

ISIS 'beheads' 12 in battle for Libya's Sirte – media

Aug 15, 2015 - 9:26 PM

The 12 people beheaded are local gunmen who have been battling IS in the eastern Sirte district known as neighbourhood three

SIRTE SIEGE. Fighters loyal to Libya's parliament General National Congress prepare to launch attacks as they continue to fight ISIS on the outskirts. Photo by STR/EPA

EU welcomes Libya's UN deal as step toward stability

Jul 12, 2015 - 9:58 PM

The UN Security Council has urged Libyan factions to sign a proposal in a bid to stem rising violence and the spread of radical organizations

At least 21 killed in fighting near Libyan capital

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:27 AM

A Fajr Libya spokesman in Tripoli Mohamad Shami confirms the attack but gives a much higher death toll on the pro government side

Libya unrest 'worse than under Gaddafi' – evacuees

Aug 02, 2014 - 5:20 PM

So many people died to make the country better But now we started killing each other in a civil war

ICC rejects final Libya bid to try Kadhafi son Seif

May 22, 2014 - 12:20 AM

The decision means Moamer Kadhafi s son Seif al Islam must now be transferred to The Hague

Libya risks civil war with spike in anarchy

May 19, 2014 - 10:23 PM

With interim authorities failing to build a regular army and police force militias rule the roost

Judges tapped ex-president Sarkozy's phones

Mar 07, 2014 - 11:33 PM

French judges tapped the phone calls of former President Nicolas Sarkozy as part of a probe into allegations former Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign

Egypt to try detained Kadhafi cousin, wanted in Libya

Apr 22, 2013 - 12:05 AM

Egypt will try a cousin and top aide of slain Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi on charges of attempted murder

Sarkozy investigated over Kadhafi funding claims

Apr 19, 2013 - 10:03 PM

The formal probe could lead to Sarkozy facing a second set of corruption related charges arising from his campaign

Fair trial 'impossible' for Kadhafi son in Libya: ICC lawyer

Jul 06, 2012 - 10:43 PM

Seif al Islam has no chance of a fair trial in Libya his international lawyer said following her release from almost four weeks detention there

ICC says expects release of Libya-held team Monday

Jul 02, 2012 - 2:22 PM

The International Criminal Court said it expected a four member legal team detained in Libya three weeks ago after visiting slain leader Muammar el Qaddafi s jailed son to be released on Monday July 2