Gaddafi

  • Libya security chief killed in clashes with gangs 20-01-2014 08:28 AM

    Tripoli: Libyan security sources say an army chief of staff has died in clashes with gangs south of Tripoli, the latest official killed in the country's ongoing unrest. Mohammed Karah died on Sunday of a gunshot wound to the head, after participating in an offensive against gangs who had been...
  • Top intelligence chief abducted as Libya marks strike 18-11-2013 07:57 AM

    Tripoli: Libya's deputy intelligence chief was kidnapped outside Tripoli airport on Sunday, two security sources said, days after clashes between rival militias and protesters in the capital killed at least 45 people. Mustafa Noah, the head of agency's espionage unit, was pulled into a vehicle in the car park, and...
  • Muammar Gaddafi's Tripoli compound to be turned into park: report 21-10-2013 05:45 PM

    London: A fortified Tripoli compound that once belonged to slain Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi is to be turned into a public park, a media report has said. 'Bab al-Azizya', or Splendid Gate, the compound belonging to Gaddafi that was stormed in a turning point of the struggle to rid Libya...
  • Libyan PM Ali Zeidan says his kidnapping was a bid to topple the government 12-10-2013 09:42 AM

    Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Friday gunmen who abducted him briefly were part of a coup attempt by opponents in the country's legislature. The militia snatched Zeidan from the Tripoli hotel where he lives during a dawn raid on Thursday only to release him hours later in an...
  • Libyan PM freed after stunning abduction 10-10-2013 04:47 PM

    Tripoli: Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was freed from captivity just hours after gunmen abducted him Thursday at dawn from the hotel where he resides in the capital, Tripoli, according to the state news agency. The brazen abduction - apparently in retaliation for the US special forces' raid over the...
  • Syrian intervention: No desirable outcomes 29-08-2013 03:26 PM

    It would be easy to forget that Syria was among the first countries to flare up in the Arab Spring. In March 2011, street protests over the detention of schoolboys in Darraa grew so quickly, that most predicted Assad would go quicker than Gaddafi or Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh...
  • Hafiz Saeed's public appearance exposes Pakistan; experts say no talks 09-08-2013 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Pakistan talks dialogue and there is an Intelligence Bureau alert on Haifiz Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Toiba chief was seen leading Eid prayers in Lahore. The LeT is suspected in both the attack on Indian consulate in Jalalabad and in the recent killing of jawans on LoC. Saeed,...
  • Libyan protesters call for armed militias to be disbanded 08-07-2013 01:55 AM

    Tripoli: Libyan protesters took to the streets on Sunday calling for the disbanding of militias that have plagued Tripoli since the end of the 2011 war. The government said it was working on taking back control of the interior ministry besieged by an armed group that entered the building on...
  • United States considers a no-fly zone in Syria 15-06-2013 06:36 AM

    Ankara: The United States is considering a no-fly zone in Syria, potentially its first direct intervention into the two-year-old civil war, Western diplomats said on Friday, after the White House said Syria had crossed a "red line" by using nerve gas. After months of deliberation, President Barack Obama's administration said...
  • Libya tense ahead of vote on former Gaddafi officials 06-05-2013 12:47 AM

    Tripoli: Libya's legislative assembly gathered on Sunday to vote on a law banning officials who worked for Muammar Gaddafi from the new administration, a step that could potentially force out the prime minister and other senior officials. The wording has been wrangled over for months and Sunday's vote has been...
  • Syrian civil war: Two years on, over 1 million refugees 07-03-2013 10:05 AM

    Syria's civil war is pushing more people than ever to flee the country. Over the past few months, the exodus has accelerated and now the UN is reporting a dramatic milestone. The number of refugees from the conflict has passed the one-million mark. ...
  • Passing the Lokpal Bill set to be an uphill task 26-12-2011 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: With so many political parties finding faults with several provisions of the Lokpal Bill, passing the anti-corruption legislation is going to be a mammoth task. The latest announcement by BJP says that it plans to introduce 37 amendments to the Bill when it is introduced in Parliament on...
  • Lokpal Bill will be 'new Gaddafi': Shiv Sena 21-12-2011 09:03 PM

    New Delhi: On the eve of introduction of a new Lokpal bill in Parliament, Shiv Sena on Wednesday appealed to political parties to stop a "new Gaddafi" from taking birth. Declaring that creation of the Lokpal was not the only way to eradicate corruption, Party General Secretary Sanjay Raut said...
  • UNSC unfreezes assets of 2 Libyan banks 17-12-2011 08:49 AM

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday ordered assets of two Libyan banks that had been under the control of Muammar Gaddafi to be unfrozen, clearing the way for the return of more than $ 40 billion to help the new government rebuild the country. The transitional government had...
  • Gaddafi daughter seeks ICC probe into his killing 15-12-2011 01:30 AM

    Algiers: A lawyer for Muammar Gaddafi's daughter said on Wednesday he had written to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to ask if an investigation had been launched into the killing of her father and brother. A copy of the letter, said that Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mo'tassim...
  • Libyan who sparked revolution sworn in as minister 05-12-2011 01:40 AM

    Tripoli: The man whose arrest in February sparked Libya's revolution was sworn in as a minister in the new interim government on Sunday but said he had been hesitant about taking on the new job. Fethi Tarbel, Libya's new sport and youth minister, wiped away tears after he took he...
  • Libyan clerics back disarmament of ex-rebels 29-11-2011 03:10 AM

    Tripoli: Dozens of Libyan religious leaders on Monday urged authorities to disarm former rebels and form a national army, backing the transitional government's struggle to exert control over the militias that overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The fighters are widely admired for their role in bringing down the Gaddafi regime, but...
  • Libyan women demand support for war rape victims 27-11-2011 04:31 AM

    Tripoli: About 100 Libyan women took to Tripoli's streets on Saturday in a silent march to demand more support from the country's new government for victims of rape during the eight-month war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Their mouths covered with duct tape, women both young and old marched for an...
  • Libya's NTC unveils new government line-up 23-11-2011 01:23 AM

    Tripoli: Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) on Tuesday named a new government featuring several surprise appointments that suggested the line-up was aimed at trying to soothe rivalries between regional factions. Earlier, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor conceded that the captured son of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, may be tried...
  • ICC prosecutor concedes Libya may try Gaddafi's son 23-11-2011 12:43 AM

    Tripoli: The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Tuesday that Libya can put Muammar Gaddafi's son and one-time heir apparent on trial at home, but that The Hague court's judges must be involved in the case. Luis Moreno-Ocampo was in Tripoli on Tuesday for talks with Libya's new leaders about...
  • Libya will have new government on Tuesday: PM 22-11-2011 01:37 AM

    Tripoli: Libya's prime minister-designate finalised his line-up for a cabinet on Monday and remained adamant he would pick the best people to steer the country towards democracy rather than those with the most political clout. Three months after Muammar Gaddafi fled Tripoli in the face of a revolt against his...
  • Gaddafi's spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi captured 21-11-2011 02:42 PM

    Tripoli: Abdullah al-Senussi, Libya's feared former intelligence chief, was cornered and captured at a remote desert homestead on Sunday, a day after Muammar Gaddafi's son was seized by Libyan fighters in the same region. The arrest of the last survivor of the old regime who is wanted at The Hague...
  • After Gaddafi son, spy chief run to ground 21-11-2011 12:17 AM

    Tripoli: A day after Muammar Gaddafi's son was captured by Libyan fighters, the ousted leader's intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi was said to be surrounded nearby at a remote desert homestead and negotiating his surrender. The arrest of the other survivor of the old regime who is wanted at The Hague...
  • Gaddafi's son Saif captured in southern Libya 20-11-2011 08:06 AM

    Zintan: Muammar Gaddafi's former heir apparent Saif al-Islam was captured by revolutionary fighters in the southern desert on Saturday just over a month after his father was killed, setting off joyous celebrations across Libya and closing the door on the possibility that the fugitive son could stoke further insurrection. Saif...
  • Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam seized in Libya 20-11-2011 12:03 AM

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam, the only wanted member of the ousted ruling family to remain at large was captured on Saturday as he traveled with aides in a convoy in Libya's southern desert, Libyan officials said. Thunderous celebratory gunfire shook the Libyan capital as the news was spread....
  • Gaddafi's son Saif held in Libya: Officials 19-11-2011 05:51 PM

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi's son and heir apparent Saif al-Islam has been detained in the southern desert, Libya's interim justice minister and other officials said on Saturday. They said Saif al-Islam and several bodyguards, but no other senior figures from the ousted administration, had been taken near the town of Obari...