Libya to reshuffle govt within days

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on Wednesday announced a cabinet reshuffle "in coming days", against the backdrop of a political crisis sparked by gunmen having laid siege to two ministries.

He defended the gunmen as "thowars," or revolutionaries who fought to oust Libya's leader Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, but said at a press conference that the siege of the ministries must be lifted soon.