Libya President Moammar Gaddafi is set to resign and pass over control to the anti-government protesters, if he is guaranteed a safe exit from the country for him and his family, a report says.
According to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Gaddafi wants to be immune from a trial in the international criminal court (ICC).
On the other hand, forces loyal to Gaddafi are engaged in intense ground battles with opposition forces advancing toward the capital. They have also fired on protesters from helicopters and the forces have retaken one town from anti-government protesters.
Meanwhile, Libya Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa said in a statement that conspiracies are being hatched to occupy Libya owing to its vast oil resources. He said US, UK and Farance wanted to distribute Libya.