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# libya - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

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Journalists freed from Tripoli hotel after Red Cross talks

Gaddafi loyalists release the group of 35, after crisis talks led by the Red Cross, after conditions at the Rixos deteriorated.

Libyan rebel leader to meet Sarkozy in Paris

One of the leaders of Libya’s National Transition Council is heading to France today for talks with President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is pushing for a role in post-war Libya .

Can bullets fired into the air kill you when they fall down?

As Libyan rebels celebrate by firing into the air, we’re wondering if all those falling bullets can have fatal consequences…

Muammar Gaddafi vows to fight on but is yet to be seen

Meanwhile, 35 journalists are trapped in a siege-like situations at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# libya - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Video: Libyan rebels take Gaddafi compound - but no sign of Muammar Libya This post contains videos

Video: Libyan rebels take Gaddafi compound - but no sign of Muammar

Smoke is rising this evening from the Bab al-Aiziya complex as rebels celebrate by firing into the air.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Oil prices step back up after dipping on Libyan rebel advances

As the rebel push for Tripoli stalls and Gaddafi remains elusive, analysts fear it will take longer to get Libyan oil production back on track.

Gaddafi's son reappears in Tripoli a day after his 'capture'

Seif al-Islam was reported to have been captured yesterday – but he appeared at the Rixos hotel in Tripoli yesterday, flashing the victory sign.

# libya - Monday 22 August, 2011

Meet the rebels: the government waiting for Gaddafi to tumble

The National Transitional Council is the only body able to fill the void – but can the rebel leaders be united once in power?

The Daily Fix: Monday

The battle for Tripoli rages on, the bishop of Cloyne breaks his silence, Ireland’s latest viral sensation and… can we turn light bulbs into wifi routers?

Libyan rebel leader claims capture of third Gaddafi son

Al-Saadi Gaddafi – a former professional footballer – was reportedly detained last night alongside one of his brothers.

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Gilmore: rebel council "now the only authority in Libya"

The Tánaiste welcomes “what appears to be the end of the Gaddafi dictatorship in Libya” and urges Gaddafi to step down.

Oil prices drop as rebels push into Tripoli

Markets have taken rebels’ advances as a sign oil production will pick up again.

A MacBook and a cigarette lighter socket: how the fall of Tripoli was reported live

Sky News correspondent Alex Crawford has earned widespread praise for her astonishing reporting on the road to Tripoli last night.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning…

Battle for Gaddafi compound as Tripoli falls into rebel hands

A small portion of the capital remains under Gaddafi’s control but the rebels have made huge advances after a dramatic night. It’s not clear where the Colonel is.

# libya - Sunday 21 August, 2011

LIBYAN REBEL FORCES have claimed that Muammar Gaddafi’s two eldest sons have surrendered to them this evening. Al Jazeera carried comments by a National Transitional Council spokesman who said that Saif al-Islam, Gaddafi’s second son, had been captured and had surrendered. It now reports that Muhammad Gaddafi, the eldest of Muammar’s seven sons, has also given himself up. The council believes Gaddafi himself has fled to Algeria.

Government spokesman calls on NATO and rebels to negotiate with Gaddafi

Gaddafi’s spokesman Moussa Ibrahim accuses NATO of ruining a ‘peaceful city’ and calls for an end to armed hostilities.

WATCH: Gun-wielding Libyan newsreader pledges to 'become a martyr' [Updated]

A newsreader on the state-run al-Libiyah channel waves a gun and says station staff will die to protect it.

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the day’s news, plus the little bits you may not have caught yet.

Rebels promise to "strangle Gaddafi's troops" by nightfall

Reports in Tripoli say some districts are being taken into rebel hands, as they ready themselves for eventual victory.

Libyan rebels claim to be closing on Tripoli

The night’s gunfire and rockets in Libyan capital has died down but Gaddafi says the fight isn’t over yet.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Ease yourself into Sunday with a round-up of what’s happening out there…

# libya - Saturday 20 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s news – as well as the bits and pieces in between you may have missed…

Gaddafi's former PM joins rebels as fighting nears Tripoli

Abdessalam Jalloud, Muammar Gaddafi’s former ‘right hand man’ and once a trusted ally, joins the rebel side.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know: the latest on the murder of two Down women in Turkey, the grim outlook for the Waterford whale, a high-profile defection in Libya, and Simon Cowell’s plans for the afterlife

# libya - Friday 19 August, 2011

Libyan rebels make significant advances

Meanwhile, thousands of foreigners in Tripoli still need to be evacuated.

# libya - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Syria: Bashar compared to Gaddafi amid claims military ops have stopped

Assad has apparently told the UN that military and police operations in his country have stopped.

# libya - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

As Libyan rebels try to isolate Gaddafi, is the end game nearing?

Rebel advances and defections are increasingly hampering the Libyan leader’s ability to remain in control of the capital Tripoli.

# libya - Monday 15 August, 2011

Gaddafi defiant as rebels make gains on west

Opposition forces in Libya have launched an offensive that threatens the regime’s stronghold in Tripoli – however Gaddafi has remained defiant, calling on Libyans to arms themselves against “traitors”.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really should know this morning…

# libya - Sunday 14 August, 2011

Libyan rebels fight Gaddafi forces in Zawiya

Rebels and pro-Gaddafi fighters have clashed in the strategic western city of Zawiya.

# libya - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Libyan rebels claim capture of gateway to Tripoli

Libya’s rebels say they have captured a strategic gateway on the road to the capital Tripoli, currently under the control of Gaddafi’s forces.

# libya - Friday 12 August, 2011

Cameron using Irish mercenaries to fight UK riots, says Libya

A news caption on Libyan state TV claims “Cameron’s brigades” are being backed up by “mercenaries” from Ireland and Scotland.

# libya - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# libya - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Libya rebels disband cabinet following general's death

The death of General Abdel Fatah Younis has exposed discord in the movement fighting to remove Gaddafi from power.

# libya - Friday 5 August, 2011

Libyan government says Gaddafi son is ‘alive and well’

Earlier reports had said that Khamis Gaddafi had died in a NATO airstrike.

# libya - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Meet the Dublin man fighting the Libyan rebels' cause

Husam Najjair has swapped the nightclubs of Dublin for the battlefields of Libya.