Scores of Libyan army vehicles have crossed the desert frontier into Niger in what may be a dramatic, secretly negotiated bid by Muammar Gaddafi to seek refuge in a friendly African state, military sources from France and Niger told Reuters on Tue
Libyan rebel fighters who captured villages from forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have looted shops, burnt homes and beaten people suspected of supporting the Libyan leader, Human Right Watch said.
Since Libya's conflict broke out five mont
Turkey pledged $200 million in aid for Libya's rebel Transitional National Council and said it was time for leader Muammar Gaddafi to leave Libya.
Muslim Turkey, a rising power in the Middle East, had close economic ties with Gaddafi
Libyan rebels who had advanced to within 80 km of Muammar Gaddafi's stronghold in the capital were forced to retreat on Friday after coming under a barrage of rocket fire from government forces.
The rebels advanced five days ago to the
The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday it had recognised Libyan rebels as the sole legitimate representative of the Libyan people, the state news agency reported.
The country becomes the second Arab state to take such a move.
Kuwait's foreign minister said his country would transfer $180 million to Libya's rebel Transitional National Council, making use of a newly agreed mechanism for channelling funds.
"Kuwait had promised $180 million to the temporary financi
Libyan rebels have found a way to access badly needed cash, selling oil worth $100 million paid for through a Qatari bank in US dollars, a member of the rebels' oil and gas support group for Libya said on Monday.
Rebels fighting Libyan
Britain hopes for international agreement in the coming week on setting up a fund to help Libya's rebel-held east, Foreign Secretary William Hague said.
The fund is aimed at helping the rebel's interim national council help pay public sect
Libyan rebels made a renewed effort to push towards the oil port of Brega while Muammar Gaddafi's forces pounded besieged Misrata to the west with rockets and mortars, a rebel spokesman said.
Underlining the difficulties faced by the
Intelligence on the rebel forces battling Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has shown "flickers" of al Qaeda or Hezbollah presence, but there is still no detailed picture of the emerging Libyan opposition, Nato's top operations commander said on Tuesd