Libya set to celebrate ‘liberation’


Libya’s new leaders will declare liberation later, officials said, in a move that will start the clock for elections after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi. But the victory has been clouded by questions over how Gaddafi was killed after images emerged showing he was found alive and taunted and beaten by his captors. The long-awaited declaration of liberation will come more than two months after revolutionary forces swept into Tripoli and seized control of most of the oil-rich north African nation. It was stalled by fierce resistance by Gaddafi loyalists in his hometown of Sirte, Bani Walid and pockets in the south. Sirte was the last to…

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US warns of 'imminent' attack threat in Kenya

The US embassy in Nairobi warned Americans of an “imminent threat” of attacks possibly targeting foreigners, one week after Kenyan forces crossed into Somalia to hunt down Shebab fighters. The embassy cited “credible information of an imminent threat of terrorist attacks directed at prominent Kenyan facilities and areas where foreigners […]