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Watch: ISIS Gains Ground - in Libya

Ansar al-Sharia waves ISIS flags, declares loyalty to group after taking over strategic Libyan coastal city.

Watch: ISIS Gains Ground - in Libyaplayer

Marines Head for Libya, Riots Spread

U.S. sends Marines, NATO countries beef up embassy security as Middle East riots spread following Wednesday's tragic violence in Libya.

Drones and Marines Head for Libya as Riots Spread in Middle East

Aisha Qaddafi Asks ICC to Try Saif al-Islam

Late strongman Muammar Qaddafi's daughter has asked the ICC to intervene on her brother's behalf and try him at the Hague.

Aisha Qaddafi Asks ICC to Try Saif al-Islam

Qaddafi Loyalists Seize Bani Walid

Members of the infamous Brigade 93 have driven fighters for the new government out of the former Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid.

Qaddafi Loyalists Seize Bani Walid

Qaddafi is Dead!

Fugitive dictator Muammar Qaddafi was killed as his home town of Sirte fell, marking an end to his despotic and eccentric 42-year rule.

Qaddafi is Dead!player

Libya: Qaddafi Haunts Rebels Amid Victories

As rebel fighters take Bani Walid and edge toward final victory in Sirte, Qaddafi continues to haunt the new regime from hiding.

Libya: Qaddafi Haunts Rebels Amid Victories

Anti-Qaddafi Fighters in Sirte Regroup, Again

For the third time in a week, anti-Qaddafi forces have been driven back and forced to regroup in their push into Sirte.

Anti-Qaddafi Fighters in Sirte Regroup, Again

Libya: Rebels Pound Qaddafi Compound in Sirte

After over a month of intense fighting and numerous set backs, rebel fighters have reached the center of Qaddafi's home town.

Libya: Rebels Pound Qaddafi Compound in Sirte

Qaddafi Taunts Rebels Amid Failed Sirte Offensive

Fugitive strongman Muammar Qaddafi called for massive civil disobedience as Libya's rebels fail to take Sirte.

Qaddafi Taunts Rebels Amid Failed Sirte Offensive

Rebel Fighters Raise Ire, Concern in Tripoli

As Libya's new leaders appoint a new cabinet to rule the country, its fighters in Tripoli have raised concerns for the future.

Rebel Fighters Raise Ire, Concern in Tripoli

Qaddafi Strongholds Turn Back Rebels

Rebel forces in Libya have met fierce resistance in Bani Walid and Sirte, raising the specter of prolonged fighting.

Qaddafi Strongholds Turn Back Rebels

Libya: Rebels Struggling in Sirte Offensive

Rebels are struggling against stiff resistance in Qaddafi's home town of Sirte as a second rebel offensive on nearby Bani Walid fails.

Libya: Rebels Struggling in Sirte Offensive

Libya: Rebels Bloodied at Bani Walid, Again

Rebels attempting to take the Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid were bloodied for the second time in a week by the town's defenders.

Libya: Rebels Bloodied at Bani Walid, Again

Libya: Bani Walid Assault Resumes

Rebel fighters resumed their assault on the oasis of Bani Walid on Libya's coast after a failed assault earlier in the week.

Libya: Bani Walid Assault Resumes

Summarizing Libya's Ideological Precipice

Islamic leaders in Libya accused de facto prime minister Mahmoud Jibril of being an 'extreme secularist' who is 'worse than Qaddafi.'

Libya's Ideological Precipice: Islamist or Secular?

Residents Pour Out of Bani Walid

Residents are pouring out of the Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid amid a lull in fighting as rebels regroup for a new offensive.

Residents Pour Out of Bani Walid

Libya: Bani Walid Surrender Talks Fail

Negotiations for the peaceful surrender of Qaddafi loyalists at Bani Walid have failed, setting the stage for a rebel offensive.

Libya: Bani Walid Surrender Talks Fail

ICC Seeks Red Notice for Qaddafi

The International Criminal Court asked Interpol to issue Red Notices for Muammar Qaddafi for alleged "crimes against humanity."

ICC Seeks Red Notice for Qaddafi

Analysis: Libya's Elusive Desert Fox

The manhunt for Muammar Qaddafi has generated a flurry of headlines and few concrete leads -- put simply, no one knows where Qaddafi is.

Analysis: Libya's Elusive Desert Fox

Libyan Convoy in Niger Stirs Qaddafi Pot

A large convoy of Qaddafi loyalists were seen in Niger, leading to speculation Qaddafi is going into exile and planning an insurgency.

Libyan Convoy in Niger Stirs Qaddafi Pot

West Races to Secure Qaddafi Munitions

Western leaders race to secure Qaddafi's copious arms stockpiles, hoping of stave off a long-insurgency against the nascent rebel regime.

West Races to Secure Qaddafi Munitions

Qaddafi: "Let Libya Burn!"

Fugitive strongman Muammar Qaddafi vowed never to surrender and to liberate Libya from the rebels who ousted him -- "Let Libya Burn!"

Qaddafi: "Let Libya Burn!"

Rebels, West Meet to Map Libya's Future

Libyans rebels met with Western leaders to map their nation's future as strongman Muammar Qaddafi remains at large.

Rebels, Western Leaders Meet to Map Libya's Future

Libyan Rebels Extend Sirte Offensive Deadline

Libya's caretaker rebel government has extended the deadline for Qaddafi loyalists in Sirte to negotiate a surrender.

Libyan Rebels Extend Sirte Offensive Deadline

Libya's Rebels Raise Algerian Tensions

Libya's rebels have upped regional tensions demanding Algeria hand over Qaddafi's family; Saturday deadline for Sirte; 50,000 Dead

Libya's Rebels Raise Algerian Tensions

Libyan Rebels Want Tripoli's UN Seat

The chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council says the rebels want to assume Tripoli's seat at the United Nations next month.

Libyan Rebels Want Tripoli's UN Seat

Libyan Elections in 8 Months

Rebel leaders say Libya will hold elections in eight months and Muammar Qaddafi will given a fair trial - if he's taken alive.

Libyan Elections in 8 Months; Fair Trial for Qaddafi

Fierce Fighting at Qaddafi Compound

As rebels prepare to assault Qaddafi's compound in Tripoli its clear the strongman plans to exact his price in blood and headlines.

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Rebels Promise Qaddafi, Sons 'Fair Trial'

Rebel political leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil promised Muammar Qaddafi a 'fair trial' should he be taken alive.

Rebels Promise Qaddafi, Sons 'Fair Trial'

Qaddafi Forces Shell Downtown Tripoli

After hours of euphoric celebration as Libya's rebels took much of Tripoli unopposed, Qaddafi tanks have started shelling the city center.

Not So Fast! Qaddafi Forces Shell Downtown Tripoli

The Battle for Tripoli is at Hand

This weekend's raid on Tripoli by rebel fighters marks the beginning of the battle for Tripoli - and Qaddafi's last stand.

The Battle for Tripoli is at Hand

Qaddafi, Rebels Deny Backchannel Talks

Both the government of Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi and the rebel leadership in the country deny they are holding backchannel talks.

Qaddafi, Rebels Deny Backchannel Talks

Qaddafi's Interior Minister Defects

Libyan Interior Minister Nassr al-Mabrouk Abdullah arrived with 9 family members in Cairo in what appears to be a defection.

Qaddafi's Interior Minister Defects

Libya: Rebels Seize Part of Strategic Zawiya

Libyan rebels appear to have seized part of the strategic and symbolic town of Zawiya some 50 kilometers from Tripoli; fighting continues.

Libya: Rebels Seize Part of Strategic Zawiya

NATO Underestimated Qaddafi Support

A captured general loyal to eccentric Libyan strongman Muamar Qaddafi says NATO has underestimated the dictator's support.

Captured General: 'NATO Underestimated Qaddafi Support'

Libya: Rebels Moving on Symbolic Zawiya

Libya's rebels are moving to take the symbolic and key city of Zawiya; heavy fighting reported.

Libya: Rebels Moving on Symbolic Zawiya

Libya: Khamis Qaddafi Alive

A spokesman for the government of Muammar Qaddafi denied earlier reports the dictators son, Khamis, was slain in a NATO airstrike.

Libya: Khamis Qaddafi Alive

Rebels: Khamis Qaddafi Slain in NATO Airstrik

Rebels say Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi's son Khamis was slain in a NATO airstrike in embattled Zliten.

Rebels: Khamis Qaddafi Slain in NATO Airstrike

Rebel Commander Assassinated

The commander of Libya's rebel commander, Abdul-Fattah Younis, was assassinated shortly before questioning.

Libyan Rebel Commander Assassinated

Qaddafi Switches to Offense

With Nato's position fracturing over Libyan strongman Muammar Qadaffi, the encircled dictator has launched a major offensive.

Qadaffi Switches to Offense as Western Stance Softens