Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister and loser of the presidential runoff, left Egypt Tuesday with most of his family for the United Arab Emirates hours after the prosecutor general opened an investigation into allegations he wasted public funds during his eight-year term as a civil aviation minister in the ousted regime.
The extradition of Libya's former prime minister from Tunis on Sunday has raised concern about his safety and created a rift between Tunisia's Islamist prime minister and its liberal president.
Former Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi has been extradited to Libya, a Tunisian official said Sunday.
NATO accused Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Saturday of using mosques and children's parks as shields for his military operations, saying the longtime ruler who lashed out against alliance airstrikes is the one "brutally attacking the Libyan people."
Hours after NATO airstrikes pounded the area near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound again before dawn Thursday, Russia's envoy to Libya turned up at a bombing site while on a visit to Tripoli for talks on ending the civil war.
Libya's government pushed a cease-fire proposal Thursday and said for the first time it was prepared to speak with its rebel adversaries, signaling that months of fighting and NATO bombardment may be closer to forcing some concessions.