Archive for the ‘LIBYA’ Category

Libya – Gaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam may face death penalty

Monday, August 20, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  August 20,   2012

Saif al-Islam is seen after his capture, in the custody of revolutionary fighters in Obari, Libya November 19, 2011 (Reuters/Ammar El-Darwish).


 A trial over Saif Al-Islam,son of former Libyan leader Moammer Gaddafi is planned to start in the Libyan city of Zintan in Sebtember 2012.Initially, it was planned that he would be trialed in Tripoli. Read more…


Libya power transition: Who can stop the chaos?

Thursday, August 9, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News August 9, 2012

The interim authorities in Libya have handed over power to a nationally-elected assembly. But as numerous rival armed groups control most of Libya, the escalation of violence continues against a background of an increasingly divided nation. Read more…

Libya’s National Forces Alliance wins 39 party-list seats

Thursday, July 19, 2012 Comments off

TRIPOLI, July 18 (Xinhua) — Libya’s National Forces Alliance (NFA), led by former interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, won 39 seats of 80 seats set aside for party-list candidates in the General National Congress, the electoral commission announced Tuesday night. Read more…

Alliance of Libya’s ex-interim PM leads landmark polls: electoral commission

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Comments off


TRIPOLI, July 9 (Xinhua) — Libya’s once interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril’s National Forces Alliance (NFA) took the lead in the country’s national congress elections with over 50,000 votes in three constituencies, according to the initial results announced Monday. Read more…

Libya security issues ‘prevent voting in 101 centres’

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Comments off

Libyan democracy: Regional division, bloodshed mar first post-Gaddafi poll – RT


EPA (File)


Acts of sabotage, mostly in the east of the country, prevented 101 polling stations from opening on Saturday in Libya’s first post-Kadhafi election, the electoral commission’s chairman said. Read more…

ICC concerned over fate of Gaddafi’s son

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  July 7,  2012



The International Criminal Court is concerned about the fate of Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam. Read more…

Fair trial for Gaddafi’s son in Libya ‘impossible’ – ICC lawyer

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Comments off




International Criminal court Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor and her boss Xavier-Jean Keita give a press conference in the Hague, the Netherlands, on July 6, 2012 (ANP Phil Nijhuis/Netherlands Out)

An independent and impartial trial for Gaddafi`s son Saif al-Islam is “impossible” in Libya, International Criminal Court defense lawyer Melinda Taylor claims. Taylor was freed this week after spending a month behind bars in Libyan Zintan. Read more…

ICC employees released in Libya

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Comments off

Four employees of the International Criminal Court (ICC), one of them Russian, who were detained in Libya in June were released on Monday, Reuters reports quoting the Libyan deputy foreign minister. Read more…

ICC expects release of legal team detained in Libya

Monday, July 2, 2012 Comments off

“Maxkamadda Dambiyada Caalamiga oo karaja qabta Siidaynta koox Qareeno Ah oo shaqaalahooda ka tirsan oo ay oo ay qabatay xukuumadda Liibiya”.

The International Criminal Court is expecting Libya to set free its four-member legal team that was detained after visiting Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the jailed son of slain Muammar Gaddafi. Read more…

Benghazi election commission building destroyed

Monday, July 2, 2012 Comments off

Bamgaasi oo Liibiya ah waxaa hilfa loo laabay oo la baabi’yay dhismihii Xarunta guddiga Doorashada.koox hubaysan ayaa qabsatay dhismaha”.

In Benghazi, a group of armed men seized the building, which houses the Department of Libya’s election commission. According to Reuters, the attack was committed by those fighting for the autonomy of eastern Libya. Read more…