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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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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Libya SWF Trial Against Goldman Sachs Set to Start at London High Court

LONDON, June 12 – Libya’s $67 billion sovereign wealth fund will go head-to-head with Goldman Sachs in London’s High Court this week over claims that the U.S. investment bank exploited the fund by encouraging it to make risky and ultimately worthless investments. In what will be one of the most closely watched cases in the

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