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#National Transitional Council

# national-transitional-council - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Libyan Council hands over power to first elected assembly

The new assembly includes members from the Muslim Brotherhood, conservative Salafis, liberals and a bloc of independents.

# national-transitional-council - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Voting begins in Libya's first free elections in 50 years

The elections are the first to be held since the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi but there are fears that violence could disrupt the voting.

# national-transitional-council - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Eastern Libya declares semi-autonomous region

Local leaders said they want their region to remain part of a united Libya but insisted the move was needed to stop decades of discrimination against the east.

# national-transitional-council - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Libya calls for extradition of Gaddafi son

Al-Saadi Gaddafi fled to neighbouring Niger after Tripoli fell to rebel fighters.

# national-transitional-council - Monday 23 January, 2012

Gaddafi loyalists 'seize control' of Libyan city

Yes, you read that right. Fighters loyal to the former dictator have clashed with the country’s new rulers, sparking fears of further civil war.

# national-transitional-council - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Libyan NTC publishes first plans for writing new constitution

Plans to elect a constitutional assembly come as the country teeters on the possibly of a war between rival militias.

# national-transitional-council - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Libya's Irish health minister defends hiring sister as assistant

Fatima Hamroush – who was based in Ireland before being appointed to the Libyan cabinet – says her sister is fully qualified.

# national-transitional-council - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Budget may introduce charges for medical cards, plans to burn Bank of Ireland bondholders, and no more ‘Six Degrees of Separation’

# national-transitional-council - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

ICC wants Hague judges involved in trial of Gaddafi's son

Meanwhile, two Irish-based Libyan have reportedly been included in the new post-Muammar Gaddafi cabinet.

# national-transitional-council - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Gaddafi's son will be tried in Libya, says interim government Gaddafi This post contains videos

Gaddafi's son will be tried in Libya, says interim government

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says he wants to ensure Gaddafi will get a fair trial if tried in Libya.

# national-transitional-council - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya: report

Muammar and Safiya Gaddafi’s eldest son – the last of the ousted leader’s sons to remain unaccounted for – was reportedly found while his aides tried to smuggle him out of Libya.

# national-transitional-council - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Rival Libyan groups clash outside Tripoli

Four days of fighting has raised new concerns about the National Transitional Council’s ability to restore order after the country’s recent war.

# national-transitional-council - Monday 24 October, 2011

Libyan leader orders investigation of Gaddafi death

The US, Britain and international rights groups have been calling for an investigation into whether Libya’s former rebels killed a wounded Gaddafi after pulling him out of a drainage pipe in his hometown of Sirte.

Plans for Sharia-based law in Libya unveiled

Libya’s interim rulers have begun laying out their plans for their two-year transition to democracy – and said that Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation.

# national-transitional-council - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that elections will be held within eight months.

# national-transitional-council - Friday 21 October, 2011

Gaddafi's body being kept in shopping centre freezer

The dictator’s remains have reportedly been hidden there to keep them safe from angry crowds. (Warning: extremely graphic image).

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

Watch: new video and details of moments after Gaddafi's capture emerge Gaddafi This post contains videos

Watch: new video and details of moments after Gaddafi's capture emerge

Accounts differ on just how exactly Gaddafi died.

# national-transitional-council - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Libya – ‘We announce to the world that Muammar Gaddafi has been killed’

A video has emerged which claims to show Gaddafi’s corpse (not main picture here) as National Transitional Council in Libya confirms the ousted leader was captured and died of his wounds.

Gaddafi's hometown taken by Libyan forces

Libyan fighters for the interim government have reportedly hoisted their flag over the city of Sirte, the last hold-out of those loyal to former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

# national-transitional-council - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

The cost of a revolution? Libya's rulers open their books to reveal expenditure

The interim government has publicly revealed spending details amid questions over its legitimacy. Meanwhile fighters in Sirte have made further gains.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# national-transitional-council - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Libyan rebels tighten grip on loyalist stronghold Sirte

Revolutionary fighters have taken control of most of the town, one of the last remaining Gaddafi loyalist holdouts.

# national-transitional-council - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Fierce battle under way for Gaddafi's final stronghold

Rebels are mounting a “final push” into Sirte, fighting running street battles with loyalist snipers.

# national-transitional-council - Monday 3 October, 2011

Gaddafi wanted to be 'like the Queen of England'

An investigation into the six-month campaign to overthrow the now fugitive Colonel has revealed his desperate attempts to retain some semblance of control.

Libyan interim leaders announce new government and vow to step down

Meanwhile, the push to control Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte.

# national-transitional-council - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Mass grave with bodies of over 1,200 prisoners reported in Libya

NTC officials say the victims of a 1996 massacre by the Gaddafi regime.

# national-transitional-council - Saturday 24 September, 2011

Rebels push into Gaddafi hometown of Sirte as loyalists fight on

Meanwhile, the National Transitional Council says it will announce a new interim government next week.

# national-transitional-council - Saturday 17 September, 2011

Libya: Fierce battles continue for Gaddafi strongholds

In Bani Walid and Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte the resistance continues. The whereabouts of the Colonel himself remain unknown.

UN approves Libya seat for former rebels

The UN gave strong backing to Libya’s former rebels yesterday by handing their National Transitional Council the country’s UN seat.

# national-transitional-council - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Cameron and Sarkozy visit Libya

The leaders of France and Britain are travelling to Libya today to welcome country’s new rulers – however fighting is still continuing between NTC forces and Gaddafi loyalists.

# national-transitional-council - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Libya’s civil war: lynching, cluster bombs and enforced disappearances

In its report on the six-month-long conflict, Amnesty International says a range of human rights abuses and potential war crimes have been committed by both sides.

# national-transitional-council - Saturday 10 September, 2011

IMF recognises Libyan rebels and pledges to revive economy

Christine Lagarde tells the world that she’s following the wishes of IMF members by recognising the NTC as Libya’s real leaders.

# national-transitional-council - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Gaddafi denies leaving Libya in latest TV message

The ousted Libyan leader says the rebels who pushed him out are a “bunch of mercenaries, thugs and traitors”.

# national-transitional-council - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Libya: Talks fail over surrender of pro-Gaddafi forces in Bani Walid stronghold

Opposition fighters stationed outside the town are waiting for the green light to launch a final assault on one of the last Gaddafi strongholds.

# national-transitional-council - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Libya's interim authority pledges move to Tripoli next week

Pro-Gaddafi forces continue to hold out in three areas of the country as the interim National Transitional Council promises democracy within 20 months.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know: IMF’s kind words as it offers more bailout funds, Anglo staff told to “party!” months before takeover, Cloyne response “imminent”, and time after AD…

# national-transitional-council - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Libyan rebels round up black Africans

The African Union and Amnesty International have protested the treatment of black Africans inside Libya – following thousands bring rounded up and put in makeshift prisons on suspicion of being mercenaries.

# national-transitional-council - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Over €1 billion being flown to Libya in cash after UN release assets

The UN Security Council’s Sanctions Committee had frozen Libyan assets after civil war broke out in mid-February 2011.

# national-transitional-council - Monday 29 August, 2011

Libyan rebels can't find 'up to 50,000' political prisoners

The incoming administration says it can’t account for tens of thousands of people arrested for anti-Gaddafi protests.

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