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Rebels Retreating from Key Libya Oil Port

Sources close to Libyan rebel fighters say the opposition is retreating from Ras Lanuf, a key oil port on the coastal route to the capital. The port had come under…

Gaddafi Claims that Libya is “Ready for Battle”

On the fourth day of the UN-backed military intervention in Libya, TV footage showed Muammar Gaddafi boasting that his country is “ready for battle.” Gaddafi was also shown telling supporters…

Kamikaze Attack Kills Gaddafi’s Son

A kamikaze attack by a Libyan air force pilot on the colonel’s barracks on Saturday has killed Muammar Gaddafi’s son, reports say. The Libyan government is however denying reports by…

Pro-Gaddafi Protesters Mob UN Chief on Visit to Cairo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was surrounded by pro-Gadaffi demonstrators on Tahrir Square, forcing his convoy to flee into the neighbouring Arab League headquarters. The 50 or so demonstrators were…

No-Fly Zone over Libya Approved

The UN Security Council has passed a resolution that will make possible air strikes to fight Muammar Gaddafi’s offensive against Libyan rebel forces. The resolution, which the 15-member council passed…

Journalists Missing in Libya

Two journalists have not been heard from since Sunday and there are fears they have gone missing in Libya, their newspapers said on Thursday. The journalists, Guardian correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad…

Libyan Authorities Releases Australian Man

Libyan authorities have released an Australian man detained in the country for more than a week. The release, said to have been facilitated by Turkish embassy staff in Tripoli, came…

Australian Diplomats from Libya Withdrawn

Australian diplomats located in Libya have been withdrawn after violence in the area has determined the United Nations to sanction the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said…