A senior Libyan official says a "miscommunication" was responsible for militia shutting down Tripoli's international airport on Monday, the latest challenge to the interim government's authority.
Christie's New York City auction house will hold a sale of photo prints to benefit the children of a South African photojournalist who was killed covering the Libyan uprising last year.
Politicians offered conflicting views Tuesday about whether the ruling military will reshuffle the Cabinet before this month's presidential election.
Moammar Gadhafi's loyalists fired at least 10 rockets from inside one of his last strongholds Thursday, hours after the ousted Libyan leader urged his fighters to crush opponents he ridiculed as germs and rats.
Chinas government on Tuesday issued a 13,000-word statement called "Chinas Peaceful Development White Paper," six years after Beijing issued its first similar statement. The purpose was to "respond to the worlds concerns" about Chinas rise as a military and economic power.
The latest word from Libya is that convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi has slipped into a coma. The situation is reminiscent of the scene in "Godfather II" when consigliere Tom Hagen tells Michael Corleone that competing mob boss Hyman Roth's medical condition is "reported as terminal - he's only gonna live another six months anyway." Michael responds, "He's been dying of the same heart attack for 20 years."
The United States has brokered a deal at the United Nations to thaw out more than $1.5 billion in frozen Libyan assets. The funds are to be given to the rebel Transitional National Council to help avoid a potential humanitarian crisis. This is a fraction of total frozen Libyan assets worldwide; the United States alone holds $30 billion. With Moammar Gadhafi's regime functionally ending and a new government starting to take power, it is time to use part of this money to bring justice to Col. Gadhafi's American victims.
The Republican presidential field showered praise on the Libyan rebels and described the collapse of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime as a victory for freedom and a "cause for cautious celebration" Monday, but steered clear of giving the Obama administration any credit for military intervention there.
The Libyan government on Friday denied rebel reports that Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son was killed in a NATO airstrike on a front-line town in western Libya.