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$1.2 million jewels owned by Qatar royal family stolen in Venice heist

Jan 05, 2018 - 7:52 PM

'We are clearly dealing here with two skilled professionals who managed to pull off their feat despite all the display rooms being fitted with technologically highly sophisticated (alarm) systems,' said the police commissioner

SKILLED PROS. These are some of the items of Indian maharajahs' treasures owned by a member of the Qatari royal family stolen while on exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Italy. Image grabbed from AFP video.

Libya PM resigns live on TV hours after peace talks restart

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:41 PM

The prime minister of Libya s internationally recognized government announces his resignation in a surprise move live on television hours after fraught peace talks between the country s rival factions restarted

RESIGNING. Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani during a meeting in Moscow, Russia, April 15, 2015. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Libya government warns aggression will be met with force

May 28, 2015 - 1:48 AM

Thani s spokesman said after his car was hit by bullets wounding a bodyguard that it had been an attempt to kill the premier

Warning of jihadist threat, Libya PM pleads for help

Jan 12, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Abdullah al Thani says his government is ready for talks but not with armed groups that refuse to recognize its authority

Abdullah al-Thani speaks during a press conference on June 3, 2014 in the capital Tripoli. Mahmud Turkia/AFP

New raid hits Libya capital's only working airport

Nov 26, 2014 - 7:04 AM

Sources say the strike caused no damage to the terminal or runway although flights were temporarily diverted to Misrata airport 200 km away

Smoke billows on November 25, 2014 from the Mitiga airport in an eastern suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli held by anti-government militias, after an airstrike by forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognized government. Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Libya chaos deepens as court nullifies parliament

Nov 06, 2014 - 5:41 PM

UPDATED The court rules on the constitutionality of the June 25 vote that led to the creation of Prime Minister Abdullah al Thani s government one of two rival administrations in Libya

Libya rivals hold UN-brokered reconciliation talks

Sep 30, 2014 - 10:07 AM

The hard won gathering in the remote oasis town of Ghadames was the fruit of marathon shuttle diplomacy between the two sides by UN mission chief Bernardino Leon

UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon (First row 4-L) stands with members of the Libyan House of Representatives and Libyan parliamentarians who have boycotted its sessions, as they release doves after their meeting in the town of Ghadames, Southern Libya, 29 September 2014. Farouk Atig/EPA

Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaos deepens

Sep 01, 2014 - 8:46 PM

Libya has been sliding into chaos since Moamer Kadhafi was overthrown and killed three years ago with interim authorities confronting powerful militias which fought to oust the veteran dictator

SECURITY? A man closes a gate at the US embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, 31 August 2014. Photo by EPA

Libya's interim government resigns under pressure

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM

In its resignation statement the Thani government says it hopes parliament would form a new government representing all Libyan people and capable of re establishing security and building a lawful state

Court rules election of Libya PM Miitig unconstitutional

Jun 09, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The court has judged the election of Miitig at the General National Congress as unconstitutional a judge says after a short hearing without elaborating

UNCONSTITUTIONAL. 'The court has judged the election of Miitig at the General National Congress as unconstitutional,' a judge says after a short hearing, without elaborating. File photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Fears for Libya reserves as rival cabinets lay claim

May 31, 2014 - 6:07 PM

The power struggle is creating a quandary for foreign diplomats as the competing claimants trumpet their meetings as a vindication of their legitimacy

NOT SATISFIED. Libyan protesters hold placards and the national flags as they shout slogans during a demonstration in Tripoli, Libya, 30 May 2014. Libyans ptotest against the presence of jihadist militias and in support of the 'Operation Dignity'. Photo by Sabri Elmhedwi/ EPA