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Death toll from Lebanon fighting climbs to 10

The death toll from fighting between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in Tripoli climbed to at least 10 overnight, medical sources said on Wednesday, in clashes that the city's residents described as some of the heaviest since Lebanon's civil war.

 

Libya taps engineer who lived in US for decades as interim leader

ibya's transitional government picked an engineering professor and longtime exile as its acting prime minister Monday, with the new leader pledging to respect human rights and international law.

 

Libya to declare 'liberation,' timetable for elections

Libya to declare 'liberation,' timetable for elections

Libya's new rulers plan to declare their embattled nation "liberated" Sunday, a move that will trigger a timetable for elections and the writing of a constitution for the North African nation, according to reports from Tripoli.

 

Tripoli’s top tourist attraction: Gadhafi’s compound

Tripoli’s top tourist attraction: Gadhafi’s compound

They arrive by the carload day and night: Liberated Libyans coming to experience Tripoli's latest tourist attraction. It’s called Bab Al-Azizyia, but it is better known as Col. Moammar Gadhafi's compound. For most Libyans it was strictly off-limits during Gadhafi's 42-year reign of Libya – but not anymore.

 

Anti-Gadhafi forces seize port in Sirte

Anti-Gadhafi forces seize port in Sirte

Fighters for Libya's new leadership managed to take over the port in Sirte on Tuesday morning, a senior military commander in Tripoli said.

 

Libyan intelligence documents show ties between US and UK intelligence and Gadhafi regime

The CIA worked closely with Moammar Gadhafi’s intelligence services in the rendition of terror suspects to Libya for interrogation, according to documents seen Saturday by the AP, cooperation that could spark tensions between Washington and Libya’s new rulers. The CIA was among a number of foreign intelligence services that worked with Libya’s agencies, according to documents found at a Libyan security agency building in Tripoli.

 

Some fear post-revolution Libya may look like Iraq

Some fear post-revolution Libya may look like Iraq

Amid the euphoria of having forced Moammar Kadafi to flee, some Tripoli residents decry the lack of basic services and say they fear that chaos is imminent, like that in Baghdad after Saddam Hussein. The rapid rebel takeover has left Libya's capital teetering, with young men firing antiaircraft weapons into the air and gunmen at checkpoints hustling anyone they regard as mildly suspicious into overcrowded detention centers.

 

Gaddafi calls on Libyans to march on Tripoli

Gaddafi calls on Libyans to march on Tripoli

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called on his supporters on Thursday to march on Tripoli and "purify" the capital of rebels, who he denounced as "rats, crusaders and unbelievers."

 

Seif al-Islam, Gaddafi Son, Vows To Fight On

The son and heir apparent of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Seif al-Islam, resurfaced free and defiant early Tuesday a day after rebels claimed to have captured him, boasting in a bizarre reappearance that his father's loyalists still control parts of Tripoli and would crush the rebellion.

 

A major win for Obama's Libya policy

With Libyan rebels reaching Tripoli, the endgame is at hand. Intense fighting may lie ahead, but three of Moammar Gadhafi's sons are reportedly in custody and the power of the regime appears to be rapidly eroding.

 

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