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# Libya
It looks like Islamic State is making a grab for oil in Africa
French surveillance planes spotted the group making advances towards oil fields in Libya.
# Libya
Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death
A new Human Rights Watch report suggests opposition militias summarily executed at least 66 captured members of Gaddafi’s convoy in the late dictator’s hometown of Sirte.
# Libya
NATO criticised after investigation confirms 72 deaths from Libya air strikes
A third of the civilians who died from the air strikes on the country last year were under 18 with NATO not yet having paid any compensation.
# Gaddafi
Libya: official says Gaddafi was buried at dawn
He was buried with his son Muatassim and a top aide in a secret location, with a few relatives and officials in attendance.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Gaddafi corpse photos have made the front page?
Most newspapers – international and Irish – have opted to put graphic photos of a dying or dead Gaddafi on their cover this morning. How do you feel about seeing them there?
# Gaddafi
Watch: new video and details of moments after Gaddafi's capture emerge
Accounts differ on just how exactly Gaddafi died.
# Libyans in Ireland
In pictures: Libyans in Ireland celebrate the death of Gaddafi
O’Connell Street has been the scene of celebration for Libyans living in Ireland tonight.
# Gaddafi
In pictures: Libya announces that Gaddafi is dead
Celebrations have been seen on the streets of Libya as the interim government confirms that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been killed.
# 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
Libyans bulldoze Gaddafi's Tripoli compound
The revolutionary brigade said the area – once a “symbol of tyranny” – will be turned into a public park accessible to all Libyans.
# 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.
# Libya
Libyan forces launch attack on Gaddafi stronghold
The country’s transitional government has launched the attack on Gaddafi’s hometown Sirte, using tank and mortar fire.
# 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
Libyan rebels said to have captured airport in Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte
Meanwhile, the ousted leader is reportedly being sheltered by nomadic tribesman in the Sahara desert.
# 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
Gaddafi strongholds fall but battles continue for Sirte and Bani Walid
Meanwhile, the US ambassador is back in Tripoli as the US reopens its diplomatic offices there.
# 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
Libyan forces pull back after fierce battles in Gaddafi's hometown
Fighting between pro-Gaddafi and anti-regime fighers intensified today in Bani Walid as revolutionary forces advanced on Sirte, Gaddafi’s hometown.
# Libya
Gaddafi: "I won't surrender"
The Libyan leader said that he and his forces are “not like women” and will keep on fighting.
# Libya
Gaddafi offers to negotiate with rebels as shortages cripple Tripoli
Gaddafi’s spokesperson has said that the leader, whose whereabouts is unknown, is willing to enter power transfer talks.
# Libya
Gaddafi's last stand? NATO attacks suspected bunker in hometown
Tripoli celebrates – though clashes continue – while NATO forces pound what is believed to be Muammar Gaddafi’s last hideout.
# Libya
Gaddafi refuses to meet rebels amid plans to remove him from Libyan leadership
The UN is proposing a ceasefire in Libya, and the establishment of an authority led jointly by the government and rebels but without Gaddafi or his sons.
# Libya
Libya’s foreign minister arrives in UK as rebels retreat
The arrival of Moussa Koussa could prove controversial for the UK which insists they will not offer him immunity. Meanwhile rebels have been pushed back by government forces in the east.
# Libya
Libya's rebels close in on Gaddafi home town
If rebels can capture Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, the path is clear to the capital of Tripoli – so a heavy battle is likely.