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Sarkozy to sue website over Gaddafi funding claim

On Saturday the investigative journalism website Mediapart published a 2006 document signed by former Libyan intelligence chief Moussa Koussa offering to put up nearly $66 million worth of funding for Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign.

Ex-Libya oil minister Shukri Ghanem drowned, autopsy results show

A police spokesman suggested that the death may have been an accident and said Shukri Ghanem had complained to his daughter late Saturday that he was not feeling well.

Libya ex-oil minister Shukri Ghanem found dead in Vienna

Libya’s prime minister from 2003 until 2006 and oil minister until 2011, Shukri Ghanem defected from Muammar Gaddafi’s regime last May and fled to Vienna.

Libya votes to keep religion out of politics

“We don’t want the government to be divided by these ideological differences.”

Jordan starts training Libya police

The 10,000 recruits – who are all members of the rebel forces that helped topple long-time Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi last year – will take part in a three-month course in security, public order and investigative work at the international police academy outside Jordan’s capital, Amman.

Lockerbie bomber Abdulbasit al-Megrahi hospitalized in Libya

The Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was hospitalized in Tripoli on Friday, after his health deteriorated rapidly.

More than 30 killed in southern Libya militia clashes

Fighting began former rebels and gunmen from the Toubou group erupted in the city of Sabha three days ago, reportedly after a militiaman was killed in a dispute over a car.

Libya's missing prisoners after the revolution

TRIPOLI — Thousands of criminals released from prison during the Libyan revolution are now roaming free. And there's nothing the police can do about it. “They are now free criminals and all of them are armed,” says a Libyan police spokesman. Even those who break the law again often go unpunished in a system where militias hold more power than police.

Ex-Tuareg chief and Gaddafi aide Aghali Alambo arrested in Niger over arms smuggling

Aghali Alambo led a rebellion against Niger's government between 2007 and 2009, and became one of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s closest aides after going into exile in Libya.

British journalists freed in Libya

Gareth Montgomery-Johnson, 36, and Nicholas Davies, 37, were captured in the Libyan capital of Tripoli by a Misrata-based militia on February 22 while working as freelance journalists for Iranian news channel Press TV.
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