» 09/13/2011, 00.00
Mgr Martinelli supports rebels’ good intentions in building the new Libya
Currently in Italy for health reason, the bishop of Tripoli will return to Libya on Thursday where he hopes to meet the rebel leader. Mustafa Jalil says the country’s new order will be inspired by Sharia but will be against Islamic extremism. Amnesty International accuses the rebels of serious human rights violations.
Italy leading more than 30 per cent of military operations in Libya
For Libya expert, historian Angelo Del Boca, the war continues amid widespread disinterest and unwillingness to pursue a diplomatic solution. Since the start of the operation, Italy has spent a billion Euros. NATO and Arab countries are planning the post-Gaddafi phase, but are leaving out the part of the population still loyal to the Tripoli government. The crisis will not be solved just when the strongman is removed.
Life in prison for glorifying Gaddafi or insulting Islam
The National Transitional Council adopts new laws. Assets belonging to the Gaddafi family and officials in his regime are seized. The Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic extremists determine the country's political line.
Gaddafi’s body in cold storage in Misratah
The late strongman will be buried in a secret place to avoid turning his grave into a place of pilgrimage for his diehard supporters. His wife calls on the United Nations to open an investigation into his death. Civil war now looms as Tripoli and Benghazi, secularists and Islamists, vie for power.
24/08/2011 CHINA – LIBYA
Gaddafi’s fall threatens Chinese investments in Libya
Rebels could go back on ol contracts with Beijing because of the latter’s support for Gaddafi.
NATO failing in Libya, media hiding the truth, says Prof Del Boca
For Angelo Del Boca, journalist and Libya expert, the high costs of the No Fly Zone have reduced to nothing any hope to see the blitz against Gaddafi succeed. Instead, the war might last several months because the Libyan leader still has troops, weapons and personal assets worth more than a billion Euros. The president of South Africa is in Libya to try a last moment deal with the Libyan government.
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