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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gadhafi intelligence chief captured, Libyan officials sayupdated: Sun Nov 20 2011 15:58:00

Libyan revolutionary forces have captured the country's former intelligence chief, National Transitional Council officials said Sunday.

Despite Arab Spring, women's rights tenuous, Senate panel toldupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 03:05:00

As portions of the Arab world struggle to extinguish decades of oppression and dictorial rule, the rights and opportunities for women in these societies stand at a delicate precipice, U.S. State Department officials told a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee Wednesday.

Retribution a byproduct or warning sign in Libya?updated: Wed Oct 26 2011 11:53:00

After months of grinding civil war, with supporters of Moammar Gadhafi slowly yielding territory to anti-Gadhafi rebels, the final battle for Libya's liberation unleashed an apparent bloodbath.

Can Libyan tribes unite?updated: Wed Oct 26 2011 11:53:00

Author Robin Wright on what it will take for Libyan tribes to unite to form a new government.

NTC official: Gadhafi buried along with sonupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 21:12:00

Five days after he was taken into custody and then killed in his hometown of Sirte, ousted Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi was buried Tuesday, a National Transitional Council spokesman told CNN.

Gadhafi buried in secret locationupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 21:12:00

Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was buried Tuesday morning, according to a National Transitional Council spokesman.

Libya's new leaders declare liberationupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 17:03:00

Libya's interim leaders declared the nation's freedom Sunday, ushering in a new era after the death of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.

New era, challenges loom for Libyans free of Gadhafiupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 15:13:00

Freshly liberated from the threat of deposed ruler Moammar Gadhafi, Libyans now face the arduous challenges of repairing the war-ravaged country and building a democratic system from the ruins of a four-decade dictatorship.

France reacts to Gadhafi's deathupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 15:13:00

The new leadership in Libya could benefit business in France. CNN's Don Riddell reports.

No oil bounty for France and UK as Libya rebuildsupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 12:00:00

As the National Transitional Council (NTC) prepares to dissolve itself, and its replacement starts working towards Libya's new constitution and democratic institutions, it is worth reflecting why the United Kingdom and France supported the revolution back in late March. Contrary to what some believe, it was not all about oil; but oil and gas will be central to Libya's recovery.

British PM: Remember Gadhafi's victimsupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 05:50:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks out on the death of Moammar Gadhafi. CNN's Phil Black reports.

World leaders speak of Gadhafi victims, new era for Libyaupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 05:50:00

Reaction to the death of deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi poured in Thursday from around the world with common themes: regret for those killed during Gadhafi's rule, calls for national reconciliation and a move toward democracy.

Libya's disappearing dinars and funding a revolutionupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 18:25:00

When Libya's National Transitional Council set up shop in the capital, Tripoli, it found the cupboard was bare.

Clinton makes unannounced visit to Libyaupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 19:09:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Tripoli on Tuesday, making her the first Cabinet-level American official to go to Libya since the ouster of longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

Government forces take over Gadhafi strongholdupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 15:09:00

More symbols of Moammar Gadhafi's rule over Libya began to crumble Monday as forces of the country's new government took over one of the last cities loyal to him while others bulldozed the walls of his Libya compound.

Fighting breaks out in pro-Gadhafi pocket of Tripoliupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 21:41:00

Two Gadhafi loyalists and one National Transitional Council fighter were killed Friday in the Abu Salim neighborhood of Tripoli, an NTC member told reporters.

Could Sirte fall within days?updated: Thu Oct 13 2011 09:45:00

Libyan revolutionaries struggle to dislodge Gadhafi loyalists in Sirte. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Skepticism grows over report of capture of Gadhafi's sonupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 09:45:00

Mutassim Gadhafi, a son of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, was reported captured Wednesday after a four-hour firefight in Sirte, said Abdallah Naker, the head of the Tripoli Revolutionary Council, who cited field commanders in Sirte as his sources.

Hospital patients evacuated from Sirteupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 05:08:00

A Red Cross representative describes the evacuation of hospital patients from Sirte, Libya, where fighting continues.

Libya's NTC fighters stage final advance in Sirte holdoutupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 05:08:00

Forces loyal to the new Libyan government were staging a final advance into the last area in Sirte still controlled by pro-Moammar Gadhafi fighters.

NTC fighters, pro-Gadhafi holdouts slug it out in Sirteupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 13:27:00

Forces loyal to the new government are pressing ahead in Sirte, but the war-weary Libyan city "is now heavily contested," a NATO spokesman said Tuesday.

Fighting continues in Sirte, Libyaupdated: Sun Oct 09 2011 15:42:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the advance of NTC fighters from the east and west onto Sirte, Libya.

Libya fighters in 'final stages' to take Gadhafi hometown, they sayupdated: Sun Oct 09 2011 15:42:00

Fighters loyal to Libya's new leaders say they have "reached the final stages of the fight" to take control of former leader Moammar Gadhafi's hometown.

Once allies against Gadhafi, now fight in new Libyaupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 05:03:00

Old feuds and divisions are surfacing among armed groups and local military council members of Libya's National Transitional Council, officials told CNN.

Libyan leaders in second day of interim government talksupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 04:57:00

Members of Libya's new leadership met Monday in the town of Benghazi for a second day to discuss forming an interim government.

Libya hedges mass grave claimupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 19:06:00

Libya's transitional government has hedged its claims that a mass grave had been found behind a notorious prison, telling reporters Monday that some bones found there were too large to be from humans.

Site in Libya may be mass graveupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 19:06:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on a suspected mass grave site that could contain victims of Gadhafi's security forces.

Firefight in Sirte, fighting fire in Tripoliupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 13:40:00

Anti-Gadhafi forces Saturday claimed a new military advance into the deposed Libyan dictator's hometown Sirte, while a fuel storage warehouse fire at the port of the country's capital city Tripoli in the west sent plumes of smoke into the air.

Gadhafi palace boasts many luxuriesupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 13:40:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman has an exclusive look inside one of Moammar Gadhafi's palaces in southern Libya.

NTC begins Sunday to discuss new, temporary governmentupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 09:12:00

Libya's National Transitional Council will hold an urgent meeting Sunday to discuss the formation of an interim government, a senior council member told CNN Friday.

Sabha shows little resistanceupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 21:32:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the NTC gaining control over most of one of the last Gadhafi strongholds.

Libya military site yields possible radioactive materialupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 21:32:00

Anti-Gadhafi forces have come across a military site in southern Libya that contains what appears to be radioactive material.

Material labeled 'radioactive' in Libyaupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 17:56:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman uncovers a site containing what is possibly radioactive material in Libya.

NTC lays out timeline to form new governmentupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 04:16:00

Despite not yet having complete control over the entire country, Libya's National Transitional Council is already looking to the future and the logistics of setting up a new government.

Post-Gadhafi era moves forwardupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 04:16:00

Libyan fighters take on Gadhafi regime holdouts while a new government gains acceptance. CNN's Jonathan Mann reports.

Government forces enter Libya's Sabha, to cheersupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 21:35:00

Sabha -- a dusty city southwest of Tripoli -- has long been considered a staunch pro-Moammar Gadhafi stronghold, but many of its residents greeted fighters from the new government warmly as they rolled into the city Tuesday.

Mercenary fights to repay Gadhafi favorupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 21:35:00

A mercenary describes what made him fight alongside Gadhafi loyalists in Libya. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Libyan fighters put pressure on regime holdoutsupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 18:47:00

South Africa and the African Union have recognized the National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate rulers.

Libya opposition less willing to give upupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 18:47:00

CNN's Natalie Allen speaks with Phil Black about reports that Gadhafi loyalist no longer control parts of Sirte, Libya.

Libya fighters put pressure on regime holdoutsupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 09:05:00

Troops loyal to Libya's new leaders maintained strong momentum Tuesday against pro-Moammar Gadhafi holdouts as they planned an assault on one loyalist city and moved into another without resistance.

5 voices: After Gadhafi, then what?updated: Mon Sep 19 2011 08:50:00

Moammar Gadhafi is no longer in power, but Libya's new leaders still have much work to do.

Anti-Gadhafi forces suffer losses in Sirte, rejoice freedom elsewhereupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 07:36:00

Revolutionary forces in Libya suffered a sizable blow after more than 20 fighters were killed in the northern city of Sirte Sunday, the country's transitional government said Monday.

After a day of intense fighting, anti-Gadhafi forces pull backupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 22:42:00

Revolutionary forces attacked loyalist strongholds Friday in a failed attempt to snuff out continuing resistance from forces loyal to ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Security Council passes resolution establishing Libyan support missionupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 20:27:00

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday to establish a support mission in Libya for an initial period of three months and to take other measures to help the country get back on its feet.

Anti-Gadhafi fighters briefly enter ex-leader's strongholdupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 18:30:00

Troops loyal to Libya's transitional government punched deep into the heart of ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte on Thursday, while Britain and France pledged their full support for the country's new rulers.

French, UK leaders offer support in Libyaupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 18:30:00

French Pres. Sarkozy and British PM Cameron arrive in Libya, vowing to help hunt down Gadhafi. CNN's Jim Clancy reports.

Deadly reminders of the siege on Misrataupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 05:50:00

CNN's Phil Black looks at a collection of weapons used by Gadhafi forces against residents of Misrata, Libya.

U.N. resolution would aid in post-Gadhafi planning, loosen sanctionsupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 05:50:00

The Security Council is on the verge of authorizing the U.N. to set up operations in Libya to assist the National Transitional Council in post-Gadhafi planning. It is also likely to loosen sanctions that were imposed on that country in the spring, according to a resolution obtained by CNN.

Libya fighters issue deadline to civilians in Gadhafi strongholdupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 22:07:00

Libya's interim leadership gave residents in Bani Walid a 48-hour notice to leave the city as it sent reinforcements there and to the former regime's other remaining strongholds of Sirte and Sabha.

Libyan war crimesupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 22:07:00

CNN's Phil Black takes a look at an Amnesty International report on Libyan war crimes committed by both sides.

Libyan rebels preparing for Sabhaupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 11:24:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on anti-Gadhafi forces preparing for battle against Gadhafi loyalists in Sabha, Libya.

Report: Both sides have committed war crimes in Libyaupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 11:24:00

The regime of ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi and the rebel government -- the National Transitional Council -- have both committed war crimes during the conflict in Libya and someone needs to take control to stop abuses from continuing, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday.

Libya's interim leader promises to build 'a state of law'updated: Tue Sep 13 2011 08:22:00

Libya's interim leader promised to build "a state of institutions, a state of law" Monday during his first public address from Tripoli.

Rebel fighters close in on Sirteupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 08:22:00

Rebel fighters from Misrata close in on pro-Gadhafi city of Sirte. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Sep 12 2011 15:00:00

[Updated 3 p.m. ET, Monday, September 12] The Libyan capital of Tripoli is seen in this photo taken Thursday at sunset.

Saadi Gadhafi arrives in Niger as Libyan troops seek to strangle Sirteupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 22:17:00

Saadi Gadhafi, a son of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has arrived in Niger, an official said, as Libyan fighters tried to stamp out the last pockets of the former leader's loyalists.

Gadhafi's son flees Libya?updated: Sun Sep 11 2011 22:17:00

Sources say Saadi Gadhafi has gone to neighboring Niger despite reports he split ties with his father.

Deadline for Libyan towns' surrender passesupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 20:07:00

A deadline set by Libya's new leaders for the surrender of the towns of Sirte and Bani Walid, bastions of hardcore supporters of Moammar Gadhafi, passed at midnight Friday without any apparent deal.

Does Gadhafi have any friends left?updated: Fri Sep 09 2011 20:07:00

Chatham House's Africa expert, Thomas Cargill, explains why African nations see no upside to aiding Moammar Gadhafi.

Surface to air missiles on the looseupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 09:41:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on an open Tripoli warehouse emptied of surface to air missiles and full of artillery rounds.

U.S. doesn't think Gadhafi's foes know where he is, official saysupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 09:41:00

The United States does not know where ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is and does not believe the National Transitional Council has a lock on his whereabouts either, a senior U.S. official told CNN Thursday.

Libyan rebels say they have Gadhafi surroundedupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 22:39:00

Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been surrounded and has no way of leaving the area, Anees al-Sharif, a spokesman for the Tripoli Military Council, told CNN on Wednesday.

Missiles looted from Tripoli arms warehouseupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 21:05:00

A potent stash of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles is missing from a huge Tripoli weapons warehouse amid reports of weapons looting across war-torn Libya.

Gadhafi's pitch for Chinese armsupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 01:12:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on a planned arms deal Gadhafi tried to make with China.

China denies report, says it did not sell weapons to Libyaupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 01:12:00

Documents showing that China offered to sell arms to Moammar Gadhafi in the waning days of his rule are "the real deal," a senior member of Libya's transitional government said Monday.

Libyan fighters positioned outside Gadhafi strongholdsupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 22:39:00

Fighters pushed Sunday to the outskirts of one of Moammar Gadhafi's last bastions of support, setting the stage for possible clashes ahead of this week's deadline for loyalists of the ousted leader to surrender.

Analysis: Battle for Libya not quite overupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 00:21:00

Ten days ago the vanguard of rebel forces streamed into the Libyan capital. Moammar Gadhafi's forces put up virtually no resistance, and it seemed that the end of Libya's six-month conflict was imminent.

U.N. Libya expert assesses rebelsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 00:21:00

The U.N. envoy on Libya tells CNN's Becky Anderson what he thinks about the rebels' deadline for surrender.

As Libyan plans unfold, NTC chairman offers thanksupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 23:55:00

Libya's transitional leaders outlined Thursday the welter of pressing humanitarian, reconstruction and political needs their country faces but also took a few moments to thank those countries whose intervention since March helped rebel forces oust their longtime leader.

Mapping out Libya's futureupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 23:55:00

International talks start in Paris to discuss Libya's possible transition to democracy. CNN's Elise Labott reports.

Gadhafi family members in Algeria, ambassador saysupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 07:09:00

The wife of fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, three of his children and some of his grandchildren arrived in Algeria on Monday morning, Algerian diplomats said.

Lockerbie mastermind near deathupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 15:37:00

CNN's Nic Robertson tracks down the convicted Lockerbie bombing mastermind and finds him near death.

U.S.: Fate of Lockerbie bomber up to Libyan rebel movementupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 15:37:00

The United States is looking to Libya's rebel movement to decide whether Lockerbie bomber Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi needs to return behind bars, the State Department said Monday.

Group urges Libyans to respect human rights in transitionupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 11:18:00

A global human rights monitoring group urged Libya's National Transitional Council on Wednesday to take "urgent steps" to avoid lawlessness and reprisals against supporters of strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

Thawing Libya's frozen assetsupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 06:11:00

Libya's National Transitional Council is moving swiftly to get access to much needed funds in anticipation of taking full control of the country. There is an intense level of shuttle diplomacy underway in countries that backed the rebel movement early on -- Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Italy and France.

Will Libya's oil industry recover?updated: Fri Aug 26 2011 06:11:00

CNN's John Defterios discusses the future for Libya's oil operations.

Oil companies ready to jockey for position in new Libyaupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 06:02:00

International oil companies are jockeying for advantage in the new Libya, buoyed by news that damage to the energy infrastructure appears to be slight. But they remain anxious about a lack of security and are holding off sending workers back into the country.

Scramble begins for Libya's oilupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 06:02:00

CNN's Nina Dos Santos reports on the battle for control of Libya's oil wealth.

Libyan funds to flow 'in a few days,' U.S. official saysupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 20:21:00

The U.N. Security Council's sanctions committee has approved a U.S. request to unfreeze $1.5 billion in Libyan assets to be used for humanitarian and civilian needs.

Nations hold Libya talks in Turkeyupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 13:40:00

Turkey's foreign minister applauded recent Libyan rebel advances against the forces of Moammar Gadhafi at an international diplomatic conference Thursday to plan for the post-Gadhafi era in Libya.

Global response to Libya conflictupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 13:40:00

The Libya Contact Group plans to discuss providing assistance to Libyan rebels. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Q&A: Gadhafi's options, future scenarios and moreupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 13:20:00

As rebels in Libya made dramatic strides in Tripoli, pro-Moammar Gadhafi forces toughed it out Wednesday, striking back in volatile pockets across the city.

'Libyan rebels to avoid Iraqi issues'updated: Wed Aug 24 2011 05:53:00

CNN's Fareed Zakaria looks at the big-picture impact of the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya.

Battle still looms for Libya after Gadhafiupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 05:53:00

As what might be the final battle rages in Libya, another is looming: the political battle to create a functioning democracy.

How credible are Libya's rebel leaders?updated: Tue Aug 23 2011 21:16:00

Libya's rebel leaders claimed Monday they had captured three of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, including Saif al-Islam, who is wanted on war crimes charges by the International Criminal Court. But shortly afterwards, Saif appeared in public in Tripoli, where he spoke to reporters -- raising serious questions about the reliability of the rebels' account of events.

Gadhafi forces launch attack on airportupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 21:16:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports from the tarmac at the Tripoli airport where rebel and Gahdafi forces battle for control.

Who controls what in Tripoliupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 20:57:00

CNN's Colleen McEdwards examines the volatile landscape of Tripoli.

A new Libya must honor human rightsupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 20:57:00

The anti-Gadhafi movement, at first peaceful and then with arms, appears on the verge of toppling one of the world's more oppressive rulers, who crushed and controlled Libya for 42 years. Now there's a chance to build a more democratic state based on fundamental rights and the rule of law, which Libyans have lacked for too long.

Analysis: Could Libya split along tribal lines?updated: Tue Aug 23 2011 07:26:00

Libya's fledgling National Transitional Council (NTC) -- a Benghazi-based political grouping of anti-Gadhafi rebels -- stands on the cusp of power.

Concern over Libya's future growsupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 07:26:00

A Libyan opposition leader discusses his concerns about Libya's Transitional National Council.

Transition from autocratic rule in Libya a challengeupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 07:25:00

Libya's transition from autocratic to democratic rule will be a delicate one that will not occur overnight, observers told CNN Monday as rebel forces appeared to solidify their hold on Tripoli.

Libyan officials tried to 'buy time' to stop rebel onslaughtupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 14:54:00

Up until the last minutes before the rebel offensive on Tripoli began, senior Libyan officials close to Moammar Gadhafi were trying to reach out to the United States in a desperate attempt to stop the "inevitable," a senior State Department official told CNN on Monday.

Rebels claim control of Tripoliupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 10:36:00

CNN's Sara Sidner reports from Green Square in Tripoli as rebels say they control most of the city.

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