Muammar Gaddafi

This Week in History: October 19 – October 25

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid  October 19, 2005: Saddam’s Trial Begins Following the capture of Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein on December 13, 2003, an Iraqi Special Tribunal was set up consisting of five Iraqi judges to try the toppled president, and his aides over charges of committing war

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Libya PM Calls for National Reconciliation in Splintered Country

By Yara Bayoumy NEW YORK, Sept 26 – Libya’s prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Fayez Seraj also told Reuters in an interview that the battle against Daesh militants in their former

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Who Lost Libya?

Obama’s ‘smart power’ doctrine turned out to be not so smart when it came to toppling Muammar El Qaddafi BY Bill Powell “A more democratic region will ultimately be more stable for us and our friends. Even if someone wants to be dictatorial, it’s going to be difficult.” —An American diplomat, after the overthrow of

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Eastern Libya Ships First Oil Cargo In Defiance of Tripoli

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya, April 27 – A government based in eastern Libya has shipped its first cargo of crude in defiance of authorities in the capital Tripoli, a bold move that could deepen the divisions that have brought chaos since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. The Tripoli authorities asked the U.N. Security Council

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Libya: Off the Shoulder Slaughter

Daesh has Qaddafi’s deadly anti-aircraft missiles. Will it target civilian planes? By Jonathan Broder With Jeff Stein in Washington Deep in Libya’s Sahara Desert, in the sunbaked town of Sabha, a ragtag group of gunmen loyal to one of the country’s two rival militias agreed to show Timothy Michetti their most prized weapons. Michetti, an

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Libya’s Presidential Council Calls for Transfer of Power to Unity Government

By Aidan Lewis TUNIS, March 13 – Libya’s U.N.-backed Presidential Council called on Saturday on the country’s institutions to begin a transfer of authority to a unity government, and appealed to the international community to stop dealing with any rival powers. The Presidential Council is tasked with guiding through a transition to end the political

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