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Libya's Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelal resigned Sunday, the official state news agency LANA reported, after his ministry came under harsh criticism following recent security incidents in the capital.

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2 dead in Libya car bombingsupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 20:12:00

Libyan security forces have arrested the people responsible for a pair of car bombings Sunday in the capital that left two people dead, three wounded, and a fourth lightly injured, Libyan state media reported.

Libya's transitional council hands over powerupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 18:37:00

Libya's National Transitional Council handed over power Wednesday to the General National Congress, the national assembly formed by last month's elections.

Syrian rebels show off weaponsupdated: Sat Jul 28 2012 08:37:00

CNN's Ivan Watson talks to Syrian rebels about the fight in Aleppo and the small arsenal they're using.

Libya rebels move onto Syrian battlefieldupdated: Sat Jul 28 2012 08:37:00

Their war for freedom in Libya may be over, but almost a year after they won the battle for the Libyan capital, a group of fighters have a new battlefield: Syria.

Kidnapped Libya Olympic chief releasedupdated: Sun Jul 22 2012 13:21:00

The kidnapped president of the Libyan Olympic Committee was freed Sunday, a week after he was seized, the country's state news agency reported.

Libya's rising Taekwondo starupdated: Sun Jul 22 2012 13:21:00

CNN profiles Libya's rising Taekwondo star who remembers his brother a former Olympian and now a revolutionary martyr.

Liberal coalition makes strides in historic Libyan electionupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 20:26:00

A political coalition widely regarded as the liberal option dominated Libya's historic parliamentary elections, results showed Tuesday.

Libya's game changer: Mahmoud Jibrilupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 20:26:00

Christiane Amanpour talks to Mahmoud Jibril on how went from a rebel outpost to the man who could be Libya's next leader.

Libya's Olympic chief kidnappedupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 11:57:00

The president of the Libyan Olympic Committee has been kidnapped, the committee said Monday.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 12:06:00

FACETIME: Sukwoo Hong, South Korean minister of knowledge economy

Libya's road to democracyupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 17:58:00

After four decades of dictatorship, Libyans get their first taste of democracy.

Officials tally votes after historic Libyan electionupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 17:58:00

After Libyans cast ballots in a ground-breaking parliamentary election, officials Sunday turned to the next step in determining the country's political future: counting the votes.

Libyans vote for first time in decadesupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 09:47:00

CNN's Jomana Karadsheh says even as Libya's polls open, many people don't know who to vote for.

Libyans turn out big in historic election updated: Sat Jul 07 2012 09:47:00

In an act of severance with the legacy of Moammar Gadhafi, Libyans went to the polls Saturday to elect a national assembly.

Female politicians vie for Libyan votesupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 15:27:00

As Libya prepares to vote, CNN's Jomana Karadsheh profiles the female candidates.

Months after Gadhafi's fall, Libyans vote Saturday for a new assemblyupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 15:27:00

Awziya Shweigi came into this world in 1969, the year that Moammar Gadhafi grabbed control of Libya. Now, less than a year after Gadhafi's fall, Shweigi is one of thousands of candidates standing in Saturday's election, Libya's first in almost half a century.

Rights group: Rein in Libyan militiasupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 21:41:00

Ahead of a landmark vote in Libya, an international monitor warned that Moammar Gadhafi's successors risk repeating the ousted dictator's mistakes unless electoral winners make rule of law a top priority.

International court staff freed after detention in Libyaupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 21:34:00

Four staff members of the International Criminal Court were freed Monday after several weeks of detention in Libya, a Libyan liaison with the court said.

Emerging Libya Jihadist threatupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 21:34:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the Islamist threat emerging in eastern Libya after an attack on a U.S. diplomatic office.

In Benghazi, Libyans vow July 7 vote will go onupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 19:03:00

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the eastern city of Benghazi Monday night and vowed to remain in the city's Liberation, or Tahrir, Square until this weekend's national elections, the official Libyan Arab News Agency (LANA) reported.

Gadhafi's spy chief goes on trialupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 19:03:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the trial starting for Moammar Gadhafi's spy chief in Libya.

Tunisia hands former Gadhafi PM over to Libyaupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 05:36:00

Libya's most recent prime minister under the regime of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi was in Libyan custody on Sunday after extradition from Tunisia, a Libyan justice official said.

Australia's Carr visits Libya to press for release of detained lawyerupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 22:12:00

Foreign Minister Bob Carr of Australia is visiting Libya on Monday to step up pressure on officials there to release an Australian lawyer working for the International Criminal Court who was detained after visiting the son of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Two guards hurt in Libya attack now in good conditionupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 07:10:00

The two bodyguards injured in an attack on a convoy transporting Britain's ambassador in Libya are "safe and in good condition," an embassy representative in Tripoli said Tuesday.

British Embassy vehicle attacked in Libyaupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 05:38:00

Two bodyguards in a convoy that was transporting Britain's ambassador were wounded when it came under attack Monday in the eastern Libya city of Benghazi, a British Foreign Office spokesman in London told CNN.

Libya detains International Criminal Court lawyer over documentsupdated: Sat Jun 09 2012 15:30:00

The International Criminal Court demanded Saturday the immediate release of a lawyer and three other staff members who were detained while visiting the son of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Al Qaeda No. 2 killed in drone strikeupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 23:03:00

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the U.S. drone strike that killed al Qaeda's number 2 leader, Abu Yahya al-Libi.

Sources: U.S. mission in Benghazi attacked to avenge al Qaeda updated: Wed Jun 06 2012 23:03:00

The United States diplomatic office in the Libyan city of Benghazi was attacked Tuesday night, the embassy in the capital Tripoli said Wednesday.

30 arrested after Libyan airport standoffupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 05:09:00

Libyan authorities arrested 30 militia members Monday after the group stormed Tripoli's airport, demanding the release of a rebel leader, the nation's labor minister said.

Libyan prime minister lays wreath at London officer's memorialupdated: Fri May 25 2012 09:50:00

Libya's prime minister laid a wreath Friday at the spot where a London police officer was killed outside the Libyan diplomatic offices 28 years ago.

UK detectives to go to Libya to probe 1984 slaying of London officerupdated: Thu May 24 2012 14:23:00

London detectives have been granted visas to Libya to continue an investigation into the 1984 shooting death of Scotland Yard officer killed outside the Libyan diplomatic offices in London, authorities said Thursday.

Senator pushes clearer limits on presidential war powersupdated: Wed May 23 2012 17:35:00

As Congress debates the size and scope of defense budgets in a looming age of austerity, one senator is seeking to resolve a much older question about the president's ability to exercise military power without the consent of the House and Senate.

Lockerbie bomber takes secrets to graveupdated: Sun May 20 2012 22:30:00

The Lockerbie bomber passes away three years after his release. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Lockerbie bomber dies more than two years after releaseupdated: Sun May 20 2012 22:30:00

Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the Lockerbie airline bombing that killed 270 people, died Sunday, the Libyan government and family members said. He was 60.

Lockerbie victim's brother on Megrahiupdated: Sun May 20 2012 18:13:00

Bert Ammerman, the brother of a Pan Am 103 bombing victim speaks with CNN about his reaction to Megrahi's death.

Lockerbie victims' families: Relief, angerupdated: Sun May 20 2012 18:13:00

Relief expressed Sunday at the death of Pan Am 103 bomber Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi by relatives of some of his 270 victims was tempered by still-smoldering anger at his release from prison more than two years ago.

Concern grows over jihadist numbers in eastern Libyaupdated: Tue May 15 2012 13:19:00

Diplomats and other observers in Libya say that with elections one month away, the National Transitional Council is struggling to exert control over various militia prominent in the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi.

Extremism in post-Gadhafi Libyaupdated: Wed May 09 2012 07:45:00

VICE investigates extremism in post-Gadhafi Libya and looks at the future of its government.

Libya: Ex-rebels attack prime minister's office in pay protestupdated: Wed May 09 2012 07:45:00

Former rebels attacked the office of Libya's interim prime minister in central Tripoli on Tuesday in an apparent protest over outstanding payments promised by the government to ex-fighters, witnesses said.

Libyan PM: Fair trial for Saif Gadhafiupdated: Thu May 03 2012 06:46:00

CNN's Zain Verjee speaks exclusively with interim Libyan Prime Min. Abdel Rahim al-Kib about trying Saif al-Islam Gadhafi.

Aisha Gadhafi reiterates call for probe into father's deathupdated: Thu May 03 2012 06:46:00

The daughter of deposed Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi asked international prosecutors to begin investigating her father's and brother's deaths as possible war crimes in a letter submitted Wednesday to the United Nations Security Council.

Former Libyan oil minister found dead in Viennaupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 05:36:00

Former Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem was found dead Sunday in the Danube river in Vienna, Austria, a police spokesman said.

Libyan official: Gadhafi son to be triedupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 05:36:00

Libya's Interior Minister talks to Nic Robertson about violence among militias and the trial of Saif al-Islam Gadhafi.

Report: Gadhafi gave to Sarkozy's 2007 campaignupdated: Sat Apr 28 2012 18:43:00

The campaign of French presidential front-runner Francois Hollande called for a criminal investigation into President Nicolas Sarkozy after a media report Saturday accused the president of taking 50 million euros ($66.3 million) for his 2007 campaign from then-Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

Where should Gadhafi son be extradited?updated: Thu Apr 19 2012 19:30:00

CNN's Zain Verjee speaks to the ICC's chief prosecutor about where Moammar Gadhafi's son should be tried.

Libya has 'great evidence' against Gadhafi's son, ICC prosecutor saysupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 19:30:00

Libyan prosecutors have gathered "great evidence" against the son of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Thursday, reopening the controversial question of where Saif al-Islam Gadhafi will be tried.

Chad's migrant workers pay price for Libya conflictupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 07:14:00

After spending years of working in neighboring Libya, the last place Daoud Mohammed wants to be right now is back to his home in Chad, the landlocked country in central Africa.

Chad's economy hit by Libyan conflictupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 07:14:00

David McKenzie looks at how Chad's economy is still feeling the impact of the Libyan conflict.

Extremism in post-Gadhafi Libyaupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 07:25:00

While reporting in Eastern Libya in November 2011, I came across a black flag fluttering atop Benghazi's courthouse. The flag was imprinted with a yellow moon and the Islamic declaration of belief, "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God," a design used by some extremist groups, namely al-Qaeda, to represent Islamic culture in the status of war (i.e. Jihad).

Libya appeals ICC order to hand over Saif Gadhafiupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 12:50:00

Libya's government on Tuesday appealed a request from the International Criminal Court to hand over Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, saying it should be given more time to make its own case.

A symbol of defiance in Gadhafi's Libya, Eman al-Obeidi just wants to be left aloneupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 01:24:00

The caller ID on Eman al-Obeidi's smart phone says private number. She guesses the call is from a fellow Libyan and promptly silences the ringer.

Alleged Libyan rape victim talked to CNNupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 01:24:00

In April, CNN's Nic Robertson conducted the first on-camera interview with alleged rape victim Eman al-Obeidi.

Hand over Saif Gadhafi, court tells Libyaupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 18:17:00

Libya must make arrangements to hand over Saif al-Islam Gadhafi to the International Criminal Court immediately, court officials said Thursday, complaining that the son of Libya's deposed leader has been mistreated and "physically attacked" since he was captured last year.

Libya's NTC calls for calm as western clashes kill 17updated: Tue Apr 03 2012 16:12:00

Libya's government called for calm Tuesday after heavy fighting between local militias around the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara killed at least 17 people and wounded dozens more.

In Libya, cease-fire ends tribal clashesupdated: Sun Apr 01 2012 00:15:00

Bloody tribal warfare in a southwestern Libyan city this week ended on Saturday with a cease-fire, government authorities said.

Report: NATO shares blame over Libya migrant boat deathsupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 13:23:00

A catalog of failures by NATO and European coastguard and naval forces led to the deaths of 63 people fleeing the conflict in Libya by sea last March, a damning Council of Europe report said Thursday.

Libya's economy ready for recovery?updated: Tue Mar 27 2012 07:08:00

Investment banker Ahmed Saeed of Nomura discusses whether Libya's economy is ready for recovery.

Tribal tensions leave 8 dead, 15 wounded in southern Libyaupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 07:08:00

Eight people were killed and 15 were wounded on Monday in the city of Sabha in southern Libya when clashes erupted between two tribes, Deputy Interior Minister Omar Al-Khadrawi told Libyan state-run TV.

Militia storms hotel in Libya after guest told to pay overdue billupdated: Sat Mar 24 2012 22:01:00

Armed members of a Libyan militia burst into a luxury hotel in the capital Tripoli on Saturday and opened fire after one of their members was told to pay an outstanding bill or vacate, sources and hotel officials said.

Curious travelers venture into Libyaupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 15:08:00

CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports on tourist trips to Libya in the wake of the recent political upheaval.

Rights group: NATO failed to investigate airstrike casualties in Libyaupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 15:08:00

A leading human rights organization accused NATO on Monday of failing to investigate civilian deaths caused by its airstrikes in Libya that aided in the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi.

Libya moves for Gadhafi spy chief's extraditionupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 12:38:00

Interpol issued a Red Notice alert for Libya's former spy chief, who was arrested in Mauritania last week and is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

Former Libyan spy chief arrested in Mauritaniaupdated: Sat Mar 17 2012 16:19:00

Libya said Saturday it will seek extradition of its former spy chief who was arrested in Mauritania and is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

Detained journalist's sister talks to CNNupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 12:12:00

The sister of a British journalist seized by a Libyan militia group last month said she is hopeful he will be freed soon.

Sister of British journalist held in Libya hopeful for releaseupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 12:12:00

The sister of a British journalist seized by a Libyan militia group last month said she is hopeful he will be freed soon after he was handed over to the central government this week.

Militia turns British journalists over to Libyan governmentupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 13:45:00

A pair of British journalists held by a Libyan militia have been handed over to the central government, British government sources said Wednesday in what one called a possible step toward their freedom.

Eastern Libyan leaders declare semi-autonomyupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 22:13:00

Leaders of oil-rich eastern Libya declared it Tuesday to be a semi-autonomous region and voted for a 79-year-old former military man to lead it.

Vandalized WWII-era graves in Libya to be restoredupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 12:23:00

Two World War II-era cemeteries that were vandalized over the weekend by armed men in Benghazi will be restored, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission said in a posting on its website.

Libya condemns Commonwealth grave damageupdated: Sun Mar 04 2012 10:54:00

Britain urged Libya's new leadership Sunday to investigate the desecration of more than 200 Commonwealth war graves in Benghazi, acts filmed and posted on YouTube that left World War II-era headstones broken and disfigured.

A Roman city in Libyaupdated: Sat Mar 03 2012 13:26:00

IME visits Liptus Magna, Roman ruins beyond comparison with any location in Europe.

Despite Libya's scars, its rich history provides hope for the futureupdated: Sat Mar 03 2012 13:26:00

Libya today is a free Libya, but also a Libya plagued by a sad and violent history, a Libya that has not been able to progress for 42 years. Basic education, health care and infrastructure are integral to Libya's success and its future. But art and culture can be and should be a huge part of the healing process as well as future development.

Rights activists demand Libyan militia turn over British journalistsupdated: Sun Feb 26 2012 12:57:00

A militia in Libya is illegally holding two British journalists, refusing to turn them over to transitional government authorities and preventing international aid workers from visiting them, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

Colvin's death amid Syria's growing warupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 15:06:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks with Christiane Amanpour and Fouad Ajami about Marie Colvin and growing conflict in Syria.

Why the world isn't intervening in Syriaupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 15:06:00

As the death toll grows in Syria, so do the desperate pleas for help.

Libya uprising one year laterupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 13:57:00

CNN's Rosemary Church talks to Jomana Karadsheh about the changes that have taken place since the Libya uprising.

Unease hangs in the air on anniversary of Libyan revolutionupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 13:57:00

In Tripoli, "no guns" signs outnumber ones that say, "no smoking."

UK pledges help to Libya as concerns grow over militiasupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 14:35:00

British Foreign Secretary William Hague pledged Thursday to help Libya improve human rights and boost stability, as rights groups and analysts warned that urgent action is needed to tackle the problem of lawless militia groups.

Syrian forces redouble rebel crackdownupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 10:11:00

ITN/ITV News' John Ray reports near the Syrian town of Zabadani, which has been re-taken by Syrian forces.

Is Arab Spring in danger of wilting?updated: Thu Feb 16 2012 06:14:00

Muslim activist Dalia Ziada joins CNN's Brooke Baldwin to discuss the future of the fight for freedom in the Arab world.

Libyan militias 'out of control,' Amnesty International saysupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 06:14:00

Armed militias in Libya are committing human rights abuses with impunity, threatening to destabilize the country and hindering its efforts to rebuild, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Gadhafi son under house arrest in Niger, Libya saysupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 12:03:00

One of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's surviving sons has had his phone cut off and been placed under house arrest in Niger after warning of a revolt against Libya's new government, authorities in Tripoli said Sunday.

Libya expels Syrian diplomatic missionupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 13:37:00

Libya is expelling Syria's diplomats because of the escalation of the government's crackdown on its people, Libya's Foreign Ministry announced Thursday.

U.S. puts pressure on Syriaupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 07:51:00

The Pentagon starts an internal review of U.S. military capabilities in Syria. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

No Libya play for the West in Syriaupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 07:51:00

Amid growing outrage over civilian casualties in Syria, there are ever more urgent calls to aid -- or at least protect -- the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. There is renewed talk of creating safe havens and humanitarian corridors inside the country. And those demanding tougher measures are again asking why events in Syria should not prompt Libyan-style intervention by NATO and its Arab allies.

President: Tuareg fighters from Libya stoke violence in Maliupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 06:05:00

Tuareg tribesman who reportedly fought for Moammar Gadhafi in Libya have returned to Mali with weapons, stoking violence and forcing thousands to flee, Mali's president said.

Libyan diplomat was tortured, died in detention, rights group says updated: Fri Feb 03 2012 14:26:00

A Libyan diplomat died 24 hours after he was detained by a militia based in the city of Zintan, Human Rights Watch said.

Libya: Aisha Gadhafi offers information to help protect brother Saifupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 15:54:00

Aisha Gadhafi, the daughter of Libya's deposed strongman Moammar Gadhafi, asked the International Criminal Court Tuesday to accept "concrete information" she believes may help her brother.

U.N. chief, Libyan PM meet at summit, discuss detainee treatmentupdated: Sun Jan 29 2012 11:17:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday met with Libya's prime minister during the African Union summit, and expressed "support for the interim government's work," according to a U.N. statement.

Rights group: Libyan detainees torturedupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 18:19:00

Amnesty International says several detainees in Libya have died after being tortured in recent weeks.

Libyan detainees died after torture, human rights group saysupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 18:19:00

Several detainees in Libya have died after being tortured in recent weeks, the human rights group Amnesty International said Thursday.

Libyans face tough challenges in building a new nationupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 14:32:00

Clashes between rival militias. Allegations of detainee torture. Assaults on the headquarters of the National Transitional Council, which governs Libya.

Trial plans uncertain months after capture of Gadhafi's sonupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 09:40:00

Conflicting reports emerged Monday about whether the son of Libya's deposed leader would be tried there.

Balboa goal stuns Libya in Africa Cup of Nations opener updated: Sat Jan 21 2012 18:40:00

Javier-Angel Balboa scored a dramatic late goal for Equatorial Guinea on Saturday as they beat Libya 1-0 in the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations.

UK police to investigate Libya rendition claimsupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 05:34:00

Police are to investigate claims that the British secret services were involved in the rendition of two men to Libya and their alleged ill treatment there, London's Metropolitan Police said Thursday.

Gadhafi Son Capturedupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:04:00

CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports Libyan rebels got their most wanted man - Saif Al-Islam , Gadhafi's son.

Libya granted more time on Gadhafi questionupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:04:00

Libyan authorities were granted more time Tuesday by the International Criminal Court to say whether they plan to hand over the deposed leader's son, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi.

Libyan children pay high price for curiosity over weapons updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 05:15:00

Nine-year-old Mahmood Ahmed was playing near his home in Zintan, western Libya, when he found a green object he had never seen before.

Sudanese president visits post-Gadhafi Libyaupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 10:50:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Libya Saturday to visit with the country's post-Gadhafi leaders.

Libya picks armed forces chiefupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 06:32:00

A former Libyan military officer who fought against ex-leader Moammar Gadhafi's troops last year was picked to head the country's armed forces, a move that comes as tensions flare among rival militias.

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