Libya announces new cabinet line-up

Libya's interim PM has named a new transitional cabinet, the first step to forming an elected government. Libya's interim Prime Minister, Abdurrahim al-Keib, was elected by the National Transitional Council last month. Mr Keib gave the post of defence minister to Osama al-Juwali, the local military commander of the western town of Zintan. The interior ministry went to Fawzi Abdelal, one of the Misrata rebel leaders, whose fighters captured Muammar Gaddafi in October. The new government is tasked with drafting a constitution and holding democratic elections by next June.

Meanwhile, the International Criminal Court has accepted that Col Gaddafi's captured son Saif al-Islam will be tried in Libya, not The Hague. ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the court had issued an arrest warrant for Saif al-Islam on war crimes charges because Libya's justice system was not up to it.