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‘Arab Spring’ Migrants Trapped by Italy’s Economic Crisis

The flow of migrants from Libya to Europe has resumed following the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in October. Since the uprisings in Libya and Tunisia earlier this year, tens of thousands of migrants have departed across the Mediterranean for a new life. The reality of trying to build a new life in Europe is often […]

2011 events to shape world

(CNN) — From the Arab Spring to a global economic crisis to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 2011 has been defined by historic and dynamic events that will shape the world in the years ahead. A revolt across the Middle East and North Africa began with the self-immolation of a struggling merchant in Tunisia […]

Libyan Militia Leaders, Oil Execs Appointed in New Cabinet

Libyan militia leaders who helped to topple the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi in an uprising this year have won top security posts in a new Cabinet appointed by the country’s National Transitional Council. Interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib announced his Cabinet line-up in a news conference late Tuesday after weeks of negotiations. He granted the […]

Libya’s NTC Unveils New Government

Libya’s National Transitional Council has unveiled a new Cabinet that will govern the country until it holds its first elections since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi. Interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib told a news conference in Tripoli late Tuesday that “all of Libya is represented in the new line-up.”  It includes several relatively unknown figures, […]

ICC Prosecutor: Libya May Try Gadhafi’s Son

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says the captured son of Moammar Gadhafi may be tried in Libya rather than in The Hague, as long as the trial meets ICC standards. ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo met officials in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, Tuesday, as the country’s National Transitional Council prepared to name a new Cabinet […]

Libya Vows to Try Gadhafi Son, Ex-Intelligence Chief at Home

Libya’s new leaders said Sunday they will try Moammar Gadhafi’s son, Seif al-Islam, in Libya and will not hand him over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, where he is charged with crimes against humanity. The leaders also announced the capture of Gadhafi’s former intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senoussi, who is also […]