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Libya's ruling council handed over power to a newly elected national assembly yesterday in the North African country's first peaceful transition of power in its modern history but which comes amid heightened violence.

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The fighting is as fierce as any witnessed in last year's so-called Arab Spring. Sniper's bullets fizz through the air and rocket-propelled grenades explode into family homes, as rebels and pro-government militia wrestle for control of every street in Syria's largest city.

Libya: Saif seeks trial in The Hague

The son of the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, wants to be tried for alleged war crimes in the Netherlands, saying a trial in Libya would be tantamount to murder.

Libyan TV journalists held in former Gaddafi stronghold

Two local journalists are being held in a town known for its support of deposed ruler Muammar Gaddafi, a Libyan militia commander said.

Saif Gaddafi: International Criminal Court wants him to stand trial in The Hague

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi cannot get a fair trial in Libya, according to an International Criminal Court lawyer who was speaking days after being released by a rebel group who accused her of spying.

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If a stable and responsible government emerges from Libya's first elections, scheduled for today, since the fall of Gaddafi, it will be a minor miracle.

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Libyans sue Blair and Straw over alleged rendition

Tony Blair could be cross-examined in court over allegations the UK assisted in illegal renditions, it was claimed yesterday, as lawyers for two Libyans began legal proceedings against Jack Straw and a former MI6 director.

Libyans take Jack Straw to court over 'rendition'

Tony Blair could be cross-examined in court over allegations the UK assisted in illegal renditions, it was claimed yesterday as lawyers for two Libyans began legal proceedings against Jack Straw and a former MI6 director.

Sunday Times apologises over Adam Ingram bribe story

A former Labour MP has accepted undisclosed compensation and an apology over a claim that he bribed Muammar Gaddafi's son.

Gaddafi's PM Al Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi is extradited

Tunisia has extradited to Libya the former dictator Muammar Gaddafi's Prime Minister. Al Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi is the first senior official to be sent back for trial under the transitional Libyan leadership.

UN observers in Syria suspend activities

UN observers in Syria suspended their activities and patrols today because of escalating violence in the country, the head of the mission said, the strongest sign yet that an international peace plan for Syria is disintegrating.

Police to visit Libya over Yvonne Fletcher death

A Metropolitan Police team is to fly to Libya to continue the investigation into the murder of Wpc Yvonne Fletcher, the Prime Minister announced today.

Government should do more to prevent human rights abuses in Libya, says watchdog

The Government should be doing more to prevent human rights abuses by the new Libyan regime, the Foreign Affairs select committee will be told today.

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