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Libya's new leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, said the fighting at Bani Walid risked pushing the country to the brink of another civil war

Gaddafi loyalists launch offensive on key oil town as counter-insurgency grows

Four killed in Bani Walid after government troops arrest supporter of former dictator

Senior officials to face ICC trial over Kenya violence

Four leading Kenyans have been ordered to stand trial at the International Criminal Court accused of planning the deadly wave of violence that followed the 2007 presidential election.

Kim Sengupta: There were barrels of liquid, protection suits and gas masks

The sight of arms caches containing everything from Kalash-nikov rifles to surface-to-air missiles lying abandoned had become commonplace in Libya after Muammar Gaddafi's downfall. Some were stripped bare in front of us by armed gangs and even, on occasions, by families on a day out with children.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair meets Colonel Muammar Gaddafi during a trip to Libya in 2007Getty Images

Inspectors uncover Gaddafi's secret stash of chemical weapons

Discovery raises questions over former Libyan leader's 'deal in desert' with Tony Blair

ICC delays inquiry into Gaddafi's son

The International Criminal Court yesterday granted Libyan authorities more time to answer questions about Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is wanted by the court but being held in Libya.

Equatorial Guinea’s most famous player is Bodipo, who is on Deportivo La Coruña’s books

Sam Wallace: Impoverished hosts don't need the wonga cup

Three years before it was selected as a co-host for this year's African Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea was the prospective scene of the "Wonga Coup", the laughably inept attempt by a gang of mercenaries, including ex-SAS man Simon Mann, to seize control, install a new president and get rich. They got as far as Zimbabwe, were arrested and extradited, and Mann spent two years in the infamous Black Beach prison.

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The car used by one of the suicide bombers

Syria blames al-Qa'ida as two suicide blasts kill 40

Dramatic escalation in tension between government and opposition

ABDELHAKIM BELHAJ: The former head of the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group was arrested in 2004

Libyan commander sues UK over torture claim

Abdelhakim Belhaj says MI6 knew he was being tortured but did nothing to stop it

A Tunisian burns an image of his country’s former ruler, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali

Patrick Cockburn: This is just the start of the struggle

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UN lifts bank sanctions on Libya

The UN Security Council yesterday to lift sanctions on Libya's central bank and a subsidiary, clearing the way for tens of billions of dollars they hold overseas to be unfrozen to ease an acute cash crisis.

Saadi Gaddafi was attempting to escape Libya for the more relaxing surroundings of Mexico's Bahia de Banderas

Niger? Algeria? Saadi would rather flee to Mexico...

Police foil audacious plot to smuggle Gaddafi's playboy son to Lady Gaga's Pacific hideaway

Guitarist Mick Taylor, 62, joined the Rolling Stones (second left) when he was 20

Diary: One consolation for imprisoned Saif – he's still a doctor

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the dictator's son, faces a bleak future in his Libyan prison, with little hope of a visit from any of the politicians or academics who courted him while his father was in power.

Ex-LSE chief accepts Gaddafi report

The former director of the London School of Economics said today that he accepted the findings of a damning report over its links to the Gaddafi regime while he was at the helm.

Saif Gaddafi sent Tony Blair his PhD thesis

Verdict on Gaddafi exposes roles of Blair, LSE and Oxford

At the time Tony Blair was anxious to secure a rapprochement with the Libyan regime

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