Vessel with 250 African migrants shipwrecked off the Libyan coast

A boat with 250 African migrants sank on Sunday off the coast of Libya, as explained a spokesman for the Navy of the country. The ship sank near Tajoura, east of Tripoli, the capital. So far, only 36 people have been rescued, according to the spokesman of the Libyan Naval Forces,...

Tension and insecurity increases in Libya

The attacks perpetrated this weekend by military coup participants and armed militias against Benghazi, Libya’s second city and the headquarters of the Libyan Parliament in Tripoli, have increased the political bewilderment and insecurity in the country. The latest...

Liberals in Lybia Claim the Lead in Elections

Last Saturday (July 06) Libya held its first countrywide elections in nearly fifty decades since the former dictator Muammar Gadhafi was executed by the rebels. The results of the election could still be days away from an official number. However the unofficial and partial counts...

The Arab Spring and its prognosis

It is a fact that the year of 2011 will be remembered as the year that ended the dictatorship of several Middle Eastern countries. The hostilities that led to the disposal of several governments started on January 25 when the people started a non-violent campaign with...

Libya has New Interim Cabinet

Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) recently announced a new government. Abdurrahim El-Keib, the NTC’s prime minister, announced last Monday the new cabinet. The defense minister is Osama Al-Juwali, commander of the Zintan Brigade, the one that led the push for Tripoli in...

International Court Would Judge Gadhafi’s Son

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) prosecutor stated that Libya could trial Gadhafi’s son at home, but The Hague court will help and their judges must be involved. Luis Moreno Ocampo was in Tripoli this Tuesday to talk with the new Libyan leaders about the trial of Seif...

Libya Elects New Interim Prime Minister

Today Libya’s Transitional National Council (NTC) elected Abdurrahim El-Keib as the country’s new transitional Prime Minister to replace Mahmoud Jibril. El-Keib, a former professor at university of Tripoli, earned 26 votes out of 51, this will appoint a new cabinet during the...

Rebels Strike at the Remaining Cities of the Regime

Rebel troops launched an offensive against Sirte and Bani Walid, two of the four cities controlled by Muammar Gadhafi regime. The rebel leaders believe that if Gadhafi is still in Libya he must be hiding in one of those cities. A week ago hundreds of journalists went to the front...
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