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  • **FILE** Mustafa Abdul Jalil (Associated Press)

    Libya's interim rulers cede power to elected leaders

    Libya's first democratically elected leaders now govern the North African nation, after interim rulers handed over power in a ceremony late Wednesday in the capital, Tripoli.


  • A Libyan woman holds a banner June 5, 2012, in support of the Muslim Brotherhood party in Martyr's Square in Tripoli, Libya. The Libyan National Assembly elections will take place on July 7, 2012, the first free elections since 1969. (Associated Press)

    Tensions in Libya ahead of first post-Gadhafi vote

    Fears of militia violence and calls for a boycott threatened Friday to mar Libya's first nationwide parliamentary election, a milestone on the oil-rich North African nation's rocky path toward democracy after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.


  • A Libyan man holds a photo of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, manipulated to show the leader dressed as a woman, in Tripoli, Libya, on Oct. 20, 2011. Libya's information minister said Gadhafi was killed earlier that day when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte. (Associated Press)

    Benghazi: Much still to do in Libya one year after Gadhafi's fall

    On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Feb. 17 revolution, residents here say that while they are thrilled their former dictator is gone, there hasn't been enough of an effort to purge his supporters from the leadership.


  • **FILE** Libyan militias from towns throughout the country's west parade through Tripoli, Libya, on Feb. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Libyans frustrated one year after revolution

    One year after the start of the revolution that ended Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule, Libya's government has no control over militia groups in a country awash with weapons. Human rights groups have accused some militias of torturing detainees, and many Libyans are frustrated with the lack of openness in the transitional government.


  • Treasury imposes sanctions on supporter of Gadhafi's son

    The Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed sanctions on a key supporter of one of the sons of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.


  • Protesters stormed the National Transitional Council offices in Benghazi, Libya, confronted its chairman, Mustafa Abul Jalil, and vandalized his vehicle on Saturday. Many Libyans accuse Mr. Abdul Jalil of running a one-man show. He served as justice minister in the Gadhafi regime but switched sides early in the revolution, which started in February. (Associated Press)

    Libyan protesters lash out at new 'monster' in power

    Libyans are accusing their new rulers of corruption, secrecy and nepotism, as protests grow across the country only three months after the death of dictator Moammar Gadhafi fueled hopes for democratic change in the North African nation.


  • **FILE** People demonstrate in favor of the National Transitional Council in the main square of Tripoli, Libya, on Oct. 3, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Professor elected as prime minister of Libya

    Libya's interim leadership on Monday elected an electrical engineering professor who has taught in the United States as the country's new prime minister.


  • Libyan children celebrate in Souk El Juma district in Tripoli, Libya, Friday Oct. 20, 2011. The death Thursday of Gadhafi, two months after he was driven from power and into hiding, decisively buries the nearly 42-year regime that had turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah and his own personal fiefdom. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Libya's new leaders to declare liberation Sunday

    Libya's new leaders will declare liberation on Sunday, officials said, a move that will start the clock for elections after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.


  • The body of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi lies on a mattress in a commercial freezer at a shopping center in Misrata, Libya, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    Gadhafi put on display in shopping center freezer

    Moammar Gadhafi's blood-streaked body was on display in a commercial freezer at a shopping center Friday as Libyan authorities argued about what to do with his remains and questions deepened over official accounts of the longtime dictator's death. New video emerged of his violent, chaotic last moments, showing fighters beating him as they drag him away.


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