GADDAFI'S SON MAY BE TRIED IN LIBYA
- The International Criminal Court could soon drop its demand that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi be transferred to the Hague for trial, officials have told the BBC News reported.
They say the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could be tried inside Libya but under ICC supervision.
The argument over who should try him has been going on ever since his capture in November last year.
The ICC has indicted him for crimes against humanity, but Libya insists he be tried on its soil.
The Libyan justice ministry says a deal is being finalised under which Mr Gaddafi would be tried in Libya but with security and legal supervision provided by the international court.
The BBC's Jon Donnison, in the Libyan capital Tripoli, has been told by a Western official with good knowledge of the case that a deal is close to being agreed.
But the official warned it could be months before any trial might begin.
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- 1895 The ambassadors from England, France and Russia present a program of reforms (for the six Armenian provinces of Western Armenia), to the Ottoman Turkish government.
- 1920 At the meeting of the Entente States in San Remo (Italy) it was suggested to give a mandate over Armenia through the good offices of President Woodrow Wilson.
- 1932 The Ministries of Heavy and Light Industries, and of Forestry are created in Armenia.
- 1944 Creation of the Administration of Architectural Affairs in the Armenian SSR.
- 1958 Death of singer Haiganoosh Danielian. She was born in 1893.
- 1990 The Cypriot Parliament adopts a special motion condemning the Armenian Genocide.
- 2000 Death of painter Grigor Khanjyan. He was born in 1926 in Yerevan.