Libya

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has gangrene in fingers, will require amputation

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has gangrene in his fingers and will have to have them amputated, according to a surgeon who has examined him. It’s not clear when the surgery will be carried out. Gangrene occurs when a considerable mass of body tissue loses blood supply and dies. It is potentially fatal and the usual approach … Continue reading

Abdullah al-Senussi captured in Libya

Hours after it was reported that he had been surrounded at his sister’s house in the southern desert town of Al-Biraq, Muammar Gaddafi’s former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi has been captured. He was the last remaining senior member of Gaddafi’s government being sought by the new Libyan government. Following the capture of Saif al-Islam the … Continue reading

Gaddafi’s spy chief Abdullah al-Sanussi ‘surrounded’

Muammar Gaddafi’s former spy chief Abdullah al-Sanussi, the final member of the old regime being hunted by the new government, is reportedly surrounded at his sister’s house in the south of the country. When Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured last week, it was initially expected that Abdullah al-Sanussi would be with him. But since then … Continue reading

Libya vows to put Saif al-Islam Gaddafi on trial at home

The Libyan authorities will put Saif al-Islam Gaddafi on trial in their own country rather than sending him to the Hague. That’s despite calls for him to be sent to the Hague. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured during the week, reportedly while dressed as a camel herder and attempting to cross the southern Libya border … Continue reading

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured in Obari while trying to cross from Libya to Niger

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Muammar and one of the key figures left alive from the old regime, has been captured. He was reportedly attempting to flee Libya by crossing into Niger when he was caught. It was reported last month that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was attempting to negotiate a deal whereby he would be … Continue reading

Abdul Gargani buys an ambulance on eBay, drives it to Libya

A man from Manchester who wanted to help the new government in Libya has turned to eBay for help. Abdul Gargani went onto the online auction site and bought an ambulance, which he then spent almost a week driving to Libya so he could hand it over to the Red Crescent charity. After buying the … Continue reading

Several dead after clashes outside Tripoli

Several people have died as suspected Gaddafi loyalists launched a series of attacks on the outskirts of Tripoli. The deaths occurred near the port of Zawiyah, as anti-Gaddafi forces in the city fought back against pro-Gaddafi militias stationed just outside. Since the death of Gaddafi, there have been renewed concerns that loyalist forces could yet … Continue reading

Lost civilization of the Garamantes discovered in Libya’s Sahara desert

More than 100 fortified structures dating back nearly 2,000 years have been located in the Sahara desert in southern Libya, offering the prospect of a tantalizing glimpse of a hitherto little understood civilization. The buildings are believed to have belonged to the Garamantes, about whom very little is currently known. The fall of the Gaddafi … Continue reading

Growing row over where Saif al-Islam Gaddafi should go on trial #Libya

There’s a growing row between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) over where Saif al-Islam Gaddafi should go on trial if, as expected, he surrenders in the next few days. Saif al-Islam is reported to be somewhere in the southern Libyan desert and has apparently been in contact with the … Continue reading

ICC negotiating terms of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s surrender

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is reported to be negotiating the terms of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s surrender. The son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is believed to be somewhere in the southern Libyan desert, but could be taken to The Hague in Amsterdam over the weekend if negotiations are successful. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is … Continue reading