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International Prosecutor Wants Libya to Arrest Gadhafi

The International Criminal Court's top prosecutor demanded Tuesday that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi aides arrest him and hand him to the world court for trial.Luis Moreno-Ocampo's remarks came after the court issued arrest warrants Monday for Gadhafi and two top lieutenants on war crimes charges linked to their suppression of an opposition...

Libya Dismisses International Court Warrants for Gadhafi, 2 Top Aides

Libya has dismissed arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court for leader Moammar Gadhafi and two top lieutenants on war crimes charges linked to their suppression of an opposition uprising.Justice Minister Mohammad al-Gamudi said Monday that Libya does not accept the legitimacy of the court.The ICC issued the warrants earlier...

UN: Libyan Rebels Now Have Initiative

A senior U.N. official says rebel forces in Libya now have the initiative.  U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe told the Security Council that Libyan rebels are gaining strength in the fighting against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.“While we do not have a detailed understanding of the military situation...

Eastern Libyans Welcome ICC Charges Against Gadhafi

Rebels in eastern Libya are welcoming the International Criminal Court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief.  Most people in the rebels' de facto capital were already convinced of his guilt.In the east of the country, the news was greeted by waving the rebel flag and firing off...

International Court Issues Warrant for Gadhafi

Judges at the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants on Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his most trusted lieutenants on war crimes charges.The decision came after ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo had asked for arrest warrants for Mr. Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and the head of Libyan intelligence, Abdullah al-...

ICC Set to Rule on Gadhafi Warrant

Judges at the International Criminal Court are set to decide whether to issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his most trusted lieutenants on war crimes charges.The court in The Hague is expected to announce the judges' decision on Monday.ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has asked for arrest warrants for Gadhafi, his...

Libyan Rebels Claim Advances in Western Mountains

Rebels in Libya's western mountains say they have advanced and are battling leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces in a strategic town 80 kilometers southwest of the capital, Tripoli.Opposition commanders said Sunday's fighting on the outskirts of Bair al-Ghanam follows weeks of intense clashes in the Nafusa Mountains that have pushed government troops...

International Criminal Court to Decide on Issuing Arrest Warrants Against Libyan Leader

Judges of the International Criminal Court are scheduled to announce today (Monday) whether to issue arrest warrants on counts of murder and persecution against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Richard Dicker, director of HRW’s International Justice Program, said his organization expects the Hague-based court to apply the statutes of the ICC to the...

AU Panel Discusses Libya Peace, Aid Efforts

The African Union panel on Libya is meeting to discuss peace and humanitarian aid efforts in the war-torn country.South African President Jacob Zuma is hosting heads of state from Mauritania, Uganda and Mali at Sunday's meeting in Pretoria.Mr. Zuma's office says the leaders will discuss efforts to secure a cease-fire and to bring about political...

NATO Responds to Libya Claim that Strikes Kill 15 Civilians

NATO officials have responded to Libyan claims that alliance forces struck a restaurant and bakery in the eastern city of Brega, killing 15 civilians, saying its aircraft hit "legitimate military targets." A spokesman for the NATO mission in Libya said Saturday that allied warplanes hit key command and control centers in the strategic port...

US Lawmakers Reject Measure to Support Libya Mission

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has rejected a measure authorizing ongoing U.S. military action in Libya.The vote of 295 to 123 has no immediate effect on the U.S. role on the NATO-led operation in the country, but is rather a direct criticism of President Barack Obama.Vote on fundingHouse lawmakers will vote later Friday...

Red Cross Ferry Takes 300 From Libyan Capital

The International Committee for the Red Cross has brought some 300 people out of Tripoli to be reunited with family members in eastern Libya, under rebel control. A VOA correspondent on scene says the ship pulled into Benghazi harbor Friday on the first of three journeys the Red Cross has arranged to bring home those displaced by the months of...

Working to reunite Parents and Children along Tunisian/Libyan Border

At least 150 unaccompanied minors and children have been identified along the Tunisian-Libyan border since the early days of the Libyan crisis. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), along with other NGOs and local authorities, has been working aggressively to reunite these children with their parents. They are mostly boys from 15 to...

US Lawmakers to Vote on Curbing Libya Operations

The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives says lawmakers will vote Friday on a resolution to cut off funding for U. S. drone attacks and airstrikes in Libya.John Boehner said Thursday the measure orders the removal of U.S. forces except for those engaged in non-hostile operations. The bill would allow the military to continue conducting...

Rights Group Calls on Tunisia to Protect Migrants

A human rights group says Tunisia must do more to protect migrant workers who fled the violence in neighboring Libya. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says there are about 3,000 foreign nationals living in the camps, mostly from Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia. Some, it said, have been the targets of violence. “They’re being held in camps along the...