'NY Times' journalists released from Libyan custody

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Libya released

four New York Times journalists on Monday, nearly a week after
they had been captured by Libyan forces while covering the
conflict there, although three journalists for other outlets
remained missing.

The release had been in the works since Thursday, with

Turkey serving as intermediary between the US and Libyan

The four, who had been allowed to speak to their families

on Thursday, were released to the Turkish embassy in Tripoli
and later arrived safely in Tunisia, the Times said.