Moammar Gaddafi

  • Libyan forces plan 'final' attack on Sirte 05-10-2011 12:50 AM

    Libya: Bullet-ridden cars carrying terrified, ill and hungry civilians crawled out of Muammar Gaddafi's hometown on Tuesday as anti-Gaddafi fighters said they were planning a final attack. Government forces who had for three weeks been pinned down by artillery and rocket fire on the eastern edges of Sirte were able...
  • Gaddafi will blow up Tripoli if it falls: report 15-07-2011 02:35 AM

    Moscow: A Russian newspaper is quoting the Kremlin's special envoy to Libya as saying Moammar Gaddafi has threatened to blow up Tripoli if it falls into rebel hands. Mikhail Margelov is quoted in Thursday's edition of the Izvestia newspaper as saying Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi recently told him, "If...
  • Gaddafi investigated over use of drugs for rapes 09-06-2011 03:13 AM

    United Nations: The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has said that he is investigating whether Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi provided Viagra-type drugs to Libyan soldiers to promote the rape of women during the current conflict. Luis Moreno Ocampo said on Wednesday his office is collecting evidence on rapes...
  • Don't put Libya in the 'revolutions' basket

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    It's a slap that echoed around the world -- and without exaggeration, struck fear in the hearts of dozens of regimes across it. Every cliché...

  • Libyan refugee 'crisis' tops 140,000: UN 02-03-2011 08:35 AM

    Geneva: Refugee officials say more than 140,000 people have fled Libya to Egypt and Tunisia in a growing exodus from Muammar Ghadafi's forces as they kill hundreds and block humanitarian aid to western Libya. UN refugee agency spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said on Monday "the situation is reaching crisis point" at...
  • Gaddafi pushed to brink under global pressure 28-02-2011 09:43 PM

    Cairo/Washington: Embattled Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was pushed further to the brink as opposition forces on Monday stormed close to the capital Tripoli and the international community stepped up pressure on him to leave the country to bring an end to the fighting that has claimed at least 1,000 lives....
  • Gaddafi son paid Mariah Carey $ 1 mn 23-02-2011 08:00 PM

    New York: Offering a vivid account of the Gaddafi clan's "lavish spending," US diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks show that one of the sons of the Libyan ruler paid singer Mariah Carey a whopping $1 million to sing just four songs at a bash on a Caribbean island. "All of...
  • Libya witnesses civil war-like situation 22-02-2011 10:32 AM

    If the Gaddafi regime is brought down in Libya, it will bring down as many people with it. ...
  • Key Libyan diplomats disown Gaddafi's regime 22-02-2011 08:45 AM

    United Nations: Key Libyan diplomats disowned Moammar Gaddafi's regime and the country's deputy UN ambassador called on the longtime ruler to step down because of its bloody crackdown on protesters. The Libyan ambassador to the United States also said he could no longer support Gaddafi, and the ambassador to India...
  • US issues Libya travel alert 20-02-2011 11:52 AM

    Washington: The US has asked its citizens to defer their non-essential travel to Libya, amid a massive crackdown against protesters demanding ouster of the country's ruler Moammar Gaddafi, who has been in power for 42 years. "US citizens are urged to defer non-essential travel to eastern Libya at this time,"...