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Tunisia reopens its main border crossing with Libya
August 2, 2014
Tunisia reopened its main border crossing with Libya on Saturday after suspending it on Friday after thousands of Egyptian and other foreign nationals broke through part of a fence at the Ras Ajdir crossing. Fleeing the violence in Libya, thousands of people have been migrating into Tunisia. Tunisi....... [more]

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty at first appearance in US federal court
June 29, 2014
Ahmed Abu Khatallah made his first appearance on Saturday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia where he pleaded not guilty to a federal terrorism offense arising from his alleged participation in the September 2012 attack on a US facility in Benghazi, Libya. Khatallah was indicted b....... [more]

US military captures alleged Benghazi attack ringleader in secret raid
June 18, 2014
US military forces conducted a secret operation in Libya Sunday, capturing Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the alleged mastermind behind the September 2012 attacks on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including US Ambassador Chris Stevens. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm John Kir....... [more]

Libya top court declares PM appointment unconstitutional
June 10, 2014
Libya's Supreme Constitutional Court on Monday refused to accept the appointment of Ahmed Maetig as the country's new prime minister, declaring the nomination unconstitutional. The rejection of the Islamist-led parliament's appointment was not accompanied by any further details or instructions, and....... [more]

Tunisia government arrests suspected terrorists
May 22, 2014
Tunisia's Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday the national police arrested eight suspected terrorists who entered the north-African country from neighboring Libya. It iss believed the terrorists received weapons and explosives training in Libya, and Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed....... [more]

ICC rules it may prosecute Gaddafi's son
May 22, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled Wednesday that the case against Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi may proceed in the ICC and that Libyan authorities must immediately surrender Saif al-Islam to The Hague. Saif al-Islam is being tried on multiple crimes against humanity associat....... [more]

ICC prosecutor: security issues preventing Libya from becoming modern, democratic state
May 15, 2014
In a briefing to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that Libya faces a deep political crisis and serious security challenges, inhibiting its ability to rebuild itself as a modern democratic state. Bensouda expressed concern with cri....... [more]

Gaddafi's son appears before Libya court
May 11, 2014
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, appeared via videolink at a court in Tripoli on Sunday. Saif al-Islam and 36 other defendants are facing a variety of charges including corruption and war crimes from their alleged role in suppressing the 2011 uprising. At....... [more]

Gaddafi appears for trial via video conference
April 27, 2014
The Libyan News Agency reported on Sunday that the son of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and other officials have appeared for their trial via video conferencing. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi appeared at his trial through video-conferencing because he has been held in Zintan by a militia since 2....... [more]

Libya trial of Gaddafi sons and ex-officials begins
April 14, 2014
Prosecutors in Libya on Monday opened the trial of former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, and more than two dozen of his former officials for crimes allegedly committed during the 2011 uprising. While his sons were not present in the court room at the Al....... [more]

Libya's Justice Pandemonium
April 12, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Hanan Salah of Human Rights Watch says that if the Libyan government does not take immediate steps to rectify its dysfunctional justice system it risks a complete collapse... This past week, Libya's official television station broadcasted a series of videos featuring al-Saadi....... [more]




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