The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi39° Chance Rain/Snow

Tonight

Lo31° Slight Chc Rain/Snow

Monday

Hi37° Chance Rain/Snow

Monday Night

Lo33° Slight Chc Rain

Tuesday

Hi42° Chance Rain

Tuesday Night

Lo32° Chance Rain

Wednesday

Hi41° Slight Chc Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo32° Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Thursday Night

Lo34° Chance Rain

Libya premier briefly abducted in sign of chaos

Send to Kindle
Print This

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was abducted by gunmen who snatched him from his hotel and held him for several hours today in apparent retaliation for a U.S. special forces raid that captured an al-Qaida suspect in the capital last weekend.

The brazen abduction, which ended with Zidan’s rescue, underscored the lawlessness gripping Libya two years after the ouster of autocrat Moammar Gadhafi. The weak central government is virtually hostage to multiple, independent-minded militias — many of them made up of Islamic militants — that serve as security forces and hold sway across the country.

View my optionsorSign in