GADDAFI

  • Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast August 23, 2014

    Tripoli: A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. The local coast guard said it had no boats of its own and had to commandeer fishing vessels...
  • As Libya teeters near chaos, United States keeps handsoff policy June 25, 2014

    Washington: Among all countries swept by the Arab Spring uprisings, few today are as dysfunctional as Libya. Heavily armed militias outgun its fledgling army. A renegade former general has launched a purge of radical Islamists. Weapons looted from arsenals of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi help fuel the bloody conflict in Syria....
  • Death toll from Libya fighting rises to 43 May 17, 2014

    Benghazi: The death toll from clashes in Benghazi has risen to 43 with more than 100 people wounded, a Health Ministry official said on Saturday, as a renegade retired general vowed to continue to fight Islamist militants in the eastern Libyan port. Friday's violence prompted Libya's prime minister to order the...
  • Paul Danahar's 'The New Middle East' is an outcome of Aclass research May 12, 2014

    Many countries of the Middle East have been on world radar since 2011. Dictators like Hosni Mubarak, Saddam Hussain, Gaddafi and Basharalassad have been dethroned by their people and what they've left behind are countries in chaos, having millions of people who are constantly looking for their lost identities and...
  • Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik ignored from Pakistan training camp April 29, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan players Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal do not feature in a list of 36 players selected for a monthlong training camp to be held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore starting May 6. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) though has included a number of outoffavour players like Nasir...
  • Libya security chief killed in clashes with gangs January 20, 2014

    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 stealing...
  • Top intelligence chief abducted as Libya marks strike November 18, 2013

    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 had...
  • Muammar Gaddafi's Tripoli compound to be turned into park: report October 21, 2013

    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 alAzizya', or Splendid Gate, the compound belonging to Gaddafi that was stormed in a turning point of the struggle to rid Libya of...
  • Libyan PM Ali Zeidan says his kidnapping was a bid to topple the government October 12, 2013

    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 incident...
  • Libyan PM freed after stunning abduction October 10, 2013

    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 weekend...
  • Syrian intervention: No desirable outcomes August 29, 2013

    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 August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as Pakistan talks dialogue and there is an Intelligence Bureau alert on Haifiz Saeed, the LashkareToiba 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, who...
  • Libyan protesters call for armed militias to be disbanded July 8, 2013

    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 nofly zone in Syria June 15, 2013

    Ankara: The United States is considering a nofly zone in Syria, potentially its first direct intervention into the twoyearold 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 on...
  • Libya tense ahead of vote on former Gaddafi officials May 6, 2013

    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 prompted...
  • India sixth most favourable nation for Americans: Poll March 8, 2013

    Washington: India is the sixth most favourable nation for Americans, while at least eight out of 10 do not like Pakistan, making it the third most unfavourable nation after Iran and Korea, according to a latest poll. According to the GallUP Polls, nearly seven (68 per cent) out of every 10...
  • Syrian civil war: Two years on, over 1 million refugees March 7, 2013

    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. ...
  • Gaddafi son's trial will be in February, says Libya January 5, 2013

    Cairo: Libya has said that Saif alIslam, the son of late leader Muammar Gaddafi whose regime was overthrown in 2011 by opposition forces with NATO's assistance, will go on trial in February. "Saif alIslam Gaddafi, former Prime Minister Baghdadi alMahmoudi and Gaddafi's former spy chief, Abdullah alSenussi will be put on...
  • Libya: One year on since Gaddafi's death October 21, 2012

    On the anniversary of the capture and killing of Moammar Gaddafi, Libya is still grappling with the legacy of his four decades of rule. ...
  • Libyan turmoil persists year after Gaddafi death October 21, 2012

    Tripoli: On the anniversary of the capture and killing of Moammar Gaddafi, Libya is still grappling with the legacy of his four decades of rule as the interim government and the dictator's former spokesman engaged in a war of words amid the ongoing chaos. The Libyan government said Saturday its...
  • Libyan Islamist militia swept out of Benghazi bases September 22, 2012

    Libya: An Islamist militia was driven out of the city of Benghazi early on Saturday in a surge of protest against the armed groups that control large parts of Libya more than a year after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. A spokesman for Ansar alSharia said the group had evacuated its...
  • Israeli model rallies support for Gaddafi son September 7, 2012

    Tel Aviv: An imprisoned son of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi is getting help from an unlikely source: an Israeli actress and model who says she had a romantic relationship with him. Orly Weinerman is rallying support for a petition drive calling on Libyan authorities to release Seif alIslam Gaddafi, saying...
  • Joyful Libyans brave violence to grasp free vote July 8, 2012

    Tripoli/Benghazi: Crowds of joyful Libyans, some with tears in their eyes, parted with the legacy of Muammar Gaddafi's dictatorship on Saturday as they voted in the first free national election in 60 years. But in the eastern city of Benghazi, cradle of last year's uprising but where many now want more...
  • Joyful Libyans brave violence to grasp free vote July 8, 2012

    Tripoli/Benghazi: Crowds of joyful Libyans, some with tears in their eyes, parted with the legacy of Muammar Gaddafi's dictatorship on Saturday as they voted in the first free national election in 60 years. But in the eastern city of Benghazi, cradle of last year's uprising but where many now want more...
  • Libya holds landmark vote under shadow of unrest July 7, 2012

    Tripoli/Benghazi: Libya holds its first free national election in 60 years on Saturday in a vote designed to shake off the legacy of Muammar Gaddafi but which risks being hijacked by autonomy demands in the east and unrest in the desert south. Voters will choose a 200member assembly which will elect...
  • Bangladesh unlikely to practice in Lahore April 18, 2012

    Karachi: The visiting Bangladesh team is unlikely to hold any practice sessions at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore ahead of the two matches against Pakistan at the end of this month. According to sources, the Bangladesh team will fly into Lahore on April 28 and directly play the oneoff oneday...
  • Gaddafi stadium gets a cleanout for B'desh April 17, 2012

    Lahore: Work is being sped up to get the Gaddafi Stadium here ready for the visit of Bangladesh later this month, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials say. Foreign teams have shunned Pakistan since the deadly militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus during the third Test in Lahore...
  • Karnataka DGP loses job over alleged atrocities March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major setback for one of Karnataka's most decorated police officers Shankar Bidari, the Karnataka High Court on Friday struck down his appointment as the state DGP. In a scathing verdict, the court described Bidari as 'worse than Saddam Hussain or Muammar Gaddafi' for alleged atrocities...
  • Gaddafi hid arms in Libyan embassies across globe March 9, 2012

    Tripoli: The administration of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was running a covert programme to conceal weapons in Libyan embassies across the globe, a senior official in the new government said on Thursday. The weapons included handguns, grenades and bombmaking materials and were shipped using the diplomatic bag. They may have...
  • US warns of 'tough fight' in Afghanistan February 14, 2012

    Washington: The US on Tuesday warned that it had a "tough fight" on its hands in Afghanistan and plans to redeploy its forces by September so that 68,000 American troops remain in the wartorn country. "Much tough fighting lies ahead in Afghanistan, but the gradually improving situation permits the remainder of...