Libya wants to keep Qaddafi son, International Criminal Court says

The International Criminal Court says that the government of Libya has challenged the court's right to try Muammar Qaddafi's son, Seif al-Islam, for war crimes.

The Hague, Netherlands-based court is authorized by the United Nations to try war crimes committed during Libya's civil war. It has issued an arrest warrant for Seif al-Islam on charges of murdering and persecuting civilians in the early days of the uprising that toppled his father's regime last year.

The court said Tuesday it has received a formal submission from Libya's new regime arguing that Seif al-Islam should be tried on Libyan soil.