Saif al-Islam, ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son and heir apparent, has been detained in the southern city of Obari, officials announced Saturday. The 39-year-old was with bodyguards and reportedly not injured.
They hail from the same community as Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Now Lebanon’s Alawite community is monitoring the situation across the Lebanon-Syrian border with trepidation. FRANCE 24 reports from northern Lebanon.
Abdul Raheem al-Keeb, a little-known academic and businessman, was elected Libya’s interim prime minister by the NTC on Monday. Experts say the new leader must quickly tackle both domestic challenges and international concerns.
Libya's National Transitional Council elected little-known academic Abdel Rahim al-Kib (pictured left) to the post of prime minister Monday. The NATO-enforced no-fly zone and naval blockade was set to end at midnight.
NATO on Monday ends the seven-month military mission in Libya that helped topple Muammar Gaddafi. But with the new Libyan leadership facing crucial challenges, some alliance member states are set to continue playing a role in the country’s future.
Muammar Gaddafi's death dominates all the papers, with reaction centring on the brutality of his last hours and whether - as with the Ceausescus in Romania and Saddam Hussein in Iraq - this will cast a shadow. That's the focus for this review of the French press, 21st October 2011.
On Sunday August 21st, anti-Gaddafi forces entered Tripoli after six months of fighting. France 24's Matthieu Mabin was with the rebels throughout this historic day on their final journey to the Libyan capital. This is his exclusive report.
After the battle of Tripoli comes the battle to restore law and order. François Picard’s panel reacts to our exclusive report on the men of the Tripoli Brigade, one the key units that took the capital from Muammar Gaddafi.