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In muddle of Libya’s finances, billions go missing

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Months after rebels brought down the extravagant dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi, the disarray in Libya's state finances at the end of last...

Deputy head of Libya’s NTC quits after protests

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The deputy head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) said he was resigning after a series of protests against the new...

Libya’s NTC sets up committee to probe oil graft

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Libya's National Transitional Council has set up a committee to investigate corruption in the oil sector during the rule of Muammar Gaddafi,...

Libya says ex-deputy PM suspect in general’s killing

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Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) said yesterday a former NTC deputy prime minister was suspected of involvement in the killing of one...

Libya government line-up aims to placate rivalries

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Western diplomats were left scratching their heads after Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) jettisoned some of the people they expected to join...

NTC spokesman confirms Zintan commander as defence min

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A spokesman for Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) confirmed that Osama al-Juwali, the head of the military council in Zintan, was to...

Local commander made Libya defence minister – NTC source

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Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has appointed as new defence minister the local commander whose forces captured Muammar Gaddafi's son at the...

Fearing Libya vacuum, ex-PM urges rapid vote

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Libya's wartime rebel prime minister said his country faces a lengthy and dangerous power vacuum where foreign powers may exploit rival militias...

Libya: UN official urges quick international assistance for mine action

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The United Nations official coordinating efforts to ensure that Libya is free from the threat of landmines and other explosive remnants of...

Libya’s NTC struggles to stay the “good guys”

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Having picked a new prime minister, Libya's fractious interim ruling council must now restore its own credibility, dented by unseemly haggling over...

Gaddafi son Saadi wants arrest warrant dropped:lawyer

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Saadi Gaddafi, son of the former Libyan leader, has asked Interpol, via his lawyer, to revoke a request for his arrest on...

Libya elects little-known scientist new prime minister

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Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has elected little-known academic Abdul Raheem al-Keeb as the new interim prime minister to guide the country...

UN urges Libya to prevent revenge killings

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United Nations human rights investigators called on Libyan authorities to ensure that their forces refrain from revenge killings and humanely treat detainees...

Libya officially declares liberation

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Libya officially declared liberation, with National Transitional Council officials chanting "raise your head high, you are a free Libyan" on Sunday after...

Post-Gaddafi Libya under pressure to restore order

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Racing to fill a power vacuum and prevent a descent into lawlessness, Libya is to proclaim its war over and start building...

China urges “inclusive” political transition in Libya

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China's Foreign Ministry urged Libya to start the transition to "an inclusive political process" which protected the country's unity and stability after...

Libya’s next tests: Big expectations, power plays

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Jockeying for power among Libya's well-armed and fractious new leadership may intensify after the death of deposed autocrat Muammar Gaddafi, an anxious...

NATO to coordinate end to Libya mission with U.N., NTC

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NATO urged Libyans to put aside their differences after the killing of Muammar Gaddafi and said it would coordinate an end to...

Libyan leaders grapple with growing discontent among wounded

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Libya's interim leaders came under increasing scrutiny from fighters who accuse them of not doing enough for combat-wounded troops dying of treatable...

In Gaddafi’s hometown, residents accuse NTC fighters of revenge

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Residents returning to Sirte are accusing Libyan interim government fighters of demolishing and looting homes, shops and public buildings in Muammar Gaddafi's...

Libyan forces say raised flag in Bani Walid

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Libyan interim government forces entered the pro-Muammar Gaddafi bastion of Bani Walid and raised Libya's new flag, a senior military commander said. "We...

Prominent Libyan Islamist joins NTC-linked group

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An influential Libyan Islamist cleric who has criticised the country's new leaders joined a group affiliated with the interim ruling National Transitional ...

Head of Libya’s NTC visits battle-torn Sirte

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The chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) made a highly symbolic visit to the city of Sirte where government forces are...

Mountainous terrain hampering Gaddafi hunt: NTC

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Fugitive Muammar Gaddafi may be hiding in a remote and thinly-populated area surrounded by mountains in an attempt to frustrate efforts to...

Libya govt says takes landmarks in Gaddafi hometown

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Libyan transitional government forces said yesterday they had captured landmark buildings in a thrust towards the centre of Muammar Gaddafi's hometown Sirte,...

Gaddafi warns developing world leaders of similar fate

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Deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi said leaders of the developing world who recognised Libya's National Transitional Council(NTC) that ousted him with the aid...

Gaddafi will fight on to the end: ex-PM

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Muammar Gaddafi's former prime minister said he believed the deposed leader was still in Libya and would carry on fighting the country's...

Libya’s NTC retakes airport in Gaddafi home town

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Libyan interim government forces recaptured the airport in Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace, yesterday, amid mounting concern for civilians trapped inside the besieged...

Concern grows over militant activity in Libya

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As the dust settles after six months of fighting in Libya, U.S. officials are stepping up efforts to identify Islamic militants who...

Libya’s NTC thinks Gaddafi hiding near Algeria

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Libya's new rulers said they believed fugitive ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi was being shielded by nomadic tribesmen in the desert near the Algerian...

Tuareg tribes clash with new Libyan forces:sources

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Tuareg tribesmen fought skirmishes at the weekend with armed groups affiliated to Libya's interim government, two sources with local contacts told Reuters,...

Libya’s NTC says Lockerbie case closed

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The investigation into the 1988 bombing of a US-bound airliner over Lockerbie in Scotland is closed and Tripoli will not release more...

Libya NTC to announce “crisis” government in days

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Libya's interim rulers will announce a "crisis" government within the next few days, signalling a breakthrough in efforts to form a more...

Libya NTC faces credibility test at Gaddafi strongholds

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Libya's new government said it had tightened its grip on oasis towns which sided with Muammar Gaddafi, but faced a tough fight...

Algeria FM wants formal ties with Libya rulers -TV

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Algeria wants to upgrade its "quasi-formal" diplomatic ties with Libya's new rulers to formal relations, Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci told Al Arabiya...

African Union finally recognises Libya’s NTC

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The African Union (AU) recognised the National Transitional Council (NTC) as Libya's de facto government, removing another piece of diplomatic support for...

Libya’s NTC denies abuse of black Africans

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Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) pledged to treat foreigners accused of fighting for ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi well, and denied that anti-Gaddafi...

Libyans fail to agree new government

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Libya's interim leaders failed to agree a new cabinet and the forces that forced Muammar Gaddafi from power remained bogged down in...

UN assembly recognizes Libya’s interim government

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The UN General Assembly approved a Libyan request to accredit envoys of the country's interim government as Tripoli's sole representatives at the...

World Bank says to help with Libya rebuilding

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The World Bank said it officially recognized the ruling National Transitional Council as Libya's government and had been asked to help lead...

UPDATE 2-China to recognise Libya rebels when “conditions are ripe”

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China will recognise Libya's National Transitional Council as the legitimate government "when conditions are ripe", the Foreign Ministry said without spelling out...

Analysis – Libya’s new leaders divided, untested

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Libya's new rulers have been united by little more than wanting to get rid of Muammar Gaddafi and so, as they met...

Paris meeting to focus on Libyan politics, economy

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World leaders meet in Paris today to discuss Libya's future, with hosts France and Britain hoping to show that a costly military...

World powers, new Libya leaders to map out rebuilding

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Leaders of the Libyan uprising that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi sit down with world powers today to map out the country's rebuilding, 42...

Gaddafi loyalists hold out during Eid holiday

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Loyal followers of Muammar Gaddafi are refusing to surrender to those who have forced him into hiding, raising the prospect of new...

Libyan leader sets ultimatum for Gaddafi forces

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Libya's interim leader gave forces loyal to deposed ruler Muammar Gaddafi a four-day deadline yesterday to surrender towns they still control or...

More than 30 countries recognise Libya’s rebels

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More than 30 countries now recognise the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) as the legitimate representative of Libya now their forces are...

More than 30 countries recognise Libya’s rebels

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More than 30 countries now recognise the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) as the legitimate representative of Libya now their forces are...

Libya’s rebel opposition takes over London embassy

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Libya's rebel government, the National Transitional Council (NTC), said its diplomats will move into the London embassy previously occupied by the Gaddafi...