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Libya Switches Vote to July, UN Welcomes Delay

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Libya has postponed a landmark election until next month to give the nation more time to prepare for its first vote since last year’s ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in an armed rebellion. The U.N. mission in Libya praised the decision to switch the election for a national assembly from the original date of […]

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ICC Team in Libya After Delegation Detained

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan officials say a team of representatives of the International Criminal Court arrived in Tripoli Sunday to secure the release of four of its staffers detained while visiting Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the imprisoned son of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi. They say the four-member delegation, including Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor, was detained last Thursday and is […]

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War Crimes Court Says 4 Staffers Detained in Libya

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court in the Hague says four of its staffers have been detained in Libya, where they are part of an official mission to meet with Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the imprisoned son of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Court President Sang-Hyun Song requested their immediate release and urged Tripoli to ensure their safety. His […]

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Bomb Targets US Embassy Office in Libya

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A bomb exploded outside the U.S. mission in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, causing no injuries but heightening concerns about instability in the country as it plans for historic elections. A U.S. official in Libya said the attack late Tuesday damaged the front gate of the mission. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told […]

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Bomb Targets US Embassy Office in Libya

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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A bomb exploded outside the U.S. mission in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, causing no injuries but heightening concerns about instability in the country as it plans for historic elections. A U.S. official in Libya said the attack late Tuesday damaged the front gate of the mission. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told […]

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Libya’s Main Airport Reopens After Militia Raid

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s main airport in Tripoli reopened Tuesday with the departure of an Austrian airliner, following a seizure of the facility by disgruntled militiamen. The Libyan government said it retook control of the airport late Monday, hours after militiamen from a central region stormed the runway to protest the disappearance of their leader. Pro-government militias initially […]

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Libyan Authorities Retake Control of Airport From Disgruntled Militia

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Libyan government says it has retaken control of Tripoli’s international airport after disgruntled militiamen from a central region stormed the runway to protest the disappearance of their leader. Libyan officials say pro-government militias initially responded to the airport seizure, disarming some of the assailants and forcing others to flee before handing control of the […]

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Convicted Lockerbie Bomber al-Megrahi Dies After Cancer Battle

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has died of cancer in Tripoli, nearly three years after Scottish authorities released him from prison on compassionate grounds. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi died at his home Sunday at the age of 60. He was the only man convicted of the Pan Am Flight 103 […]

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Convicted Lockerbie Bomber al-Megrahi Dies After Cancer Battle

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has died of cancer in Tripoli, nearly three years after Scottish authorities released him from prison. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi died at his home Sunday at the age of 60. He was the only man convicted of the Pan Am flight 103 attack that destroyed […]

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Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Al-Megrahi Dies After Cancer Battle

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has died of cancer in Tripoli, nearly three years after Scottish authorities released him from prison on compassionate grounds. Relatives of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi say he died at his home on Sunday at the age of 60. He was the only man convicted in […]

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