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# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
Libya calls for extradition of Gaddafi son
Al-Saadi Gaddafi fled to neighbouring Niger after Tripoli fell to rebel fighters.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
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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.
# Libya
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.
# Gaddafi
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Gaddafi
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that elections will be held within eight months.
# Libya
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).
# Gaddafi
Watch: new video and details of moments after Gaddafi's capture emerge
Accounts differ on just how exactly Gaddafi died.
# Gaddafi
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
Fierce battle under way for Gaddafi's final stronghold
Rebels are mounting a “final push” into Sirte, fighting running street battles with loyalist snipers.
# Gaddafi
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.
# Libya
Libyan interim leaders announce new government and vow to step down
Meanwhile, the push to control Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Where is Gaddafi?
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”.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.
# Libya
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.