Oscar-nominated documentary-maker Tim Hetherington, co-creator of the Sundance-winning documentary “Restrepo," was killed in the besieged city of Misurata, Libya, covering fighting between Muammar Gaddafi’s forces and the opposition. A British citizen who lived in New York, Hetherington had covered conflicts with sensitivity in Liberia, Afghanistan, Darfur and, in recent weeks, Libya. Hetherington was in Libya to continue his multimedia project highlighting humanitarian issues during times of… Continue reading Award-Winning Film Director Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya
Venezuela’s outspoken leader Hugo Chavez has warned the US that it would face “another Vietnam” if it interfered in Libya’s domestic affairs. “If the Yankees… invade Libya, they will face a new Vietnam, and oil prices will soar to $200 per barrel,” Chavez said on national television Sunday. The US lost about 60,000 soldiers in [...] Continue reading US will face new Vietnam if it invades Libya: Chavez
Intense fighting between pro- and anti-government forces for control of many cities and towns flared across Libya as defiant strongman Muammar Gaddafi announced a reward of over $400,000 for capturing the country’s top opposition leader. Some of the fiercest fighting was taking place in the strategic oil city of Az-Zawiyah, 50 km west of the [...] Continue reading Fighting engulfs Libya as Gaddafi offers bounty for opposition leader
Libya has spread its wealth across at least 35 nations in investments ranging from real estate in Britain and hotels in the Middle East to a stake in Italy’s Juventus football franchise, a media report said. Libya’s financial tendrils have reached the four continents in the span of a few years through various financial institutions, [...] Continue reading Libya owns assets in 35 countries
Tripoli/Cairo, May 12 (DPA) More than 100 people died when a Libyan aircraft on its way from South Africa crashed in Tripoli Wednesday, officials said.
A nine-year-old Dutch boy was the only survivor of the crash.
The Airbus 330 belonging to the state-owned Afriqiyah Airways was on a regular flight from Johannesburg when it crashed on its [...] Continue reading Plane crash in Libya kills over 100