- n Libyan leader who seized power in a military coup d'etat in 1969; deposed the Libyan monarchy and imposed socialism and Islamic orthodoxy on the country (born in 1942)
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- Chaos, Islamist threat plague Libya's lawless desert south
By Marie-Louise Gumuchian SABHA, Libya (Reuters) - Sitting on cement blocks, surrounded by shisha pipes and machine guns, a dozen or so tribesmen guard a makeshift checkpoint outside the main city in Libya's desert south. They are there to guard against smugglers and criminals, who have multiplied since Muammar Gaddafi's downfall in the 2011 war. They also say they are ready to battle Islamist ...
June 20, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- UN says Libya political exclusion law likely violates rights
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new law in Libya that bans anyone linked to Muammar Gaddafi from government, regardless of their part in toppling the long-time leader, is arbitrary, vague and likely to violate civil and political rights, the United Nations said on Tuesday. U.N. special envoy to Libya, Tarek Mitri, told the U.N. Security Council that while it was "undeniable" the ...
June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Gaddafi officials acquitted but stay behind bars
By Ghaith Shennib TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Two former top associates of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi were acquitted on Monday of wasting public money, but remained in jail as part of a bigger investigation involving his spy chief and one of his sons. Ex-foreign minister Abdel-Ati al-Obeidi and Mohammed Zwai, former head of the legislature, were accused of wasting funds by facilitating a $2.7 billion ...
June 18, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Steve Rothman in Times Online
Congressman Steve Rothman, who represents the area and once served as Englewood's mayor, said:"Gaddafi is a dangerous dictator whose hands are covered with the blood of Americans and our allies."
- Gordon Brown in Reuters South Africa
On our part, there was no conspiracy, no cover-up, no double-dealing, no deal on oil, no attempt to instruct Scottish ministers, no private assurances by me to (Libyan leader) Colonel (Muammar) Gaddafi,Brown said at an employment summit in...