Week Commencing: November 14

Ministers in new Libyan government

November 23, 2011

(Reuters) – Libyan Prime Minister designate Abdurrahim El-Keib has named his new government, three months after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. It features several surprise appointments that suggested the line-up was aimed at trying to soothe rivalries between regional factions. (Continue Reading…)

The genesis of a revolutionary media

November 20, 2011

Photograph of Mohammed Nabbous courtesy of Alive in Libya   Suleiman al Kabaili sits in an office that has clearly been rearranged to convert it into a makeshift studio. The wall behind the desk has a naked nail that used (Continue Reading…)

Libya vows it, not ICC, will try Saif and Senussi

(Reuters) – Libya stood firm on Sunday over the trial of Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, saying its courts could judge him fairly, defying the International Criminal Court, which says it is its right try him at The Hague for (Continue Reading…)

Gaddafi’s intelligence chief captured, says Libyan minister

Revolutionary fighters catch Abdullah Senussi in southern desert region near where Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam was found The Libyan information minister says revolutionary fighters have captured Muammar Gaddafi’s intelligence chief, Abdullah Senussi. Mahmoud Shammam told Associated Press that fighters in (Continue Reading…)

Libya: ‘the executioner’ Abdullah al-Senussi captured

Abdullah al-Senussi was labelled the “the executioner” by the International Criminal Court, but for the families of his victims he will always be known as “the butcher”. With the capture of Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s intelligence chief and brother in law, (Continue Reading…)

Saif Gaddafi’s fear of his fate exposed in recording‎

In the final act of the Libyan drama, the country’s former intelligence chief was arrested on Sunday, as a recording of Saif Gaddafi revealed the favoured son’s fear of meeting the same end as his father. Libya’s former intelligence chief (Continue Reading…)

Gadhafi intelligence chief captured, Libya official says

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) – Libyan revolutionary forces have captured the country’s former intelligence chief, a senior member of the National Transitional Council told reporters Sunday. Abdullah al-Senussi — Moammar Gadhafi’s brother-in-law — was captured at his brother’s house about 100 kilometers (Continue Reading…)

Gaddafi’s spy chief Abdullah al-Sanussi ‘surrounded’

Colonel Gaddafi’s fugitive spy chief Abdullah al-Sanussi is surrounded by militiamen, reports from Libya say. A local commander told Reuters news agency that his men had found him at his sister’s house in the south. Mr Sanussi is the last (Continue Reading…)

Libya says Gadhafi intelligence chief captured

ZINTAN, Libya (AP) — The Libyan information minister says Moammar Gadhafi’s intelligence chief has been captured by revolutionary fighters in the south of the country. Mahmoud Shammam says that Abdullah al-Senoussi was captured alive on Sunday by a brigade from (Continue Reading…)

Libya’s former intelligence chief ‘arrested’

Libya’s former intelligence chief ‘arrested’     Muammar Gaddafi’s spy chief and brother-in-law, Abdullah al-Senussi, has been arrested in southern Libya, Free Libya TV has said. “The battalion of Je’fel Fazzan captured Abdullah al-Senussi in his sister’s home … close (Continue Reading…)