Libyan transitional leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil declared his country's liberation Sunday after an eight-month-long civil war and set out plans for the future with an Islamist tone.
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.
A Libyan military spokesman on Monday said revolutionary forces have captured almost all of Bani Walid, one of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's last remaining strongholds.
Libya's new rulers think Col. Moammar Gadhafi may be hiding in the southern desert under the protection of ethnic Tuareg fighters, while two of his sons are holed up in cities besieged by revolutionary forces elsewhere in the North African nation, officials said Wednesday.
Oil prices around the world should start falling if Libyan rebels succeed in toppling Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime, though the full effect won't be felt for months.
Libyan rebels captured Col. Moammar Gadhafi's second-oldest son, and another son surrendered Sunday after the rebels stormed Tripoli, sparking massive celebrations in the Libyan capital.
Libyan forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi shelled villages and towns to try to take control of the high ground in a western mountain range, while a U.N. official appealed for global assistance for some 2 million people displaced by fighting between Col. Gadhafi's forces and rebels trying to oust him.
The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court on Monday sought arrest warrants for Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi and his brother-in-law Abdullah Sanussi for crimes against humanity.
Cracks are emerging in Col. Moammar Gadhafi's inner circle, raising the possibility that the Libyan dictator's grip on power may be weakening after 42 years.