Oliver Holmes

Anger greets call for political solution in Syria

As the UN's representative to Syria, Kofi Annan has urged Bashar al-Assad and his foes to seek a political solution, drawing anger from dissidents.

Libyan diplomat dies after torture

A Libyan diplomat who served as ambassador to France for Muammar Gaddafi died from torture within a day of being detained by a militia from Zintan.

Libya’s ‘forgotten hostages’ continue to live in fear

Muammar Gaddafi's occupation of Tawergha and using it as a base to besiege and shell Misrata in last year's civil war has left the town isolated.

Libya’s Seif al-Islam holed up in NTC stronghold

Libyan militiamen are holding Seif al-Islam in their mountain stronghold following his capture, a month after his father Muammar Gaddafi was killed.

Libyan leaders downplay violent disputes

Despite continued gunfire and explosions near Tripoli, Libyan officials and fighters say a bloody local dispute has been resolved.

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