Moammar Gaddafi

  • 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...
  • Libyan forces plan 'final' attack on Sirte October 5, 2011

    Libya: Bulletridden cars carrying terrified, ill and hungry civilians crawled out of Muammar Gaddafi's hometown on Tuesday as antiGaddafi 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 to...
  • Gaddafi will blow up Tripoli if it falls: report July 15, 2011

    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 AlBaghdadi alMahmudi recently told him, "If the...
  • Gaddafi investigated over use of drugs for rapes June 9, 2011

    United Nations: The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has said that he is investigating whether Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi provided Viagratype 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 and...
  • Libyan refugee 'crisis' tops 140,000: UN March 2, 2011

    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 February 28, 2011

    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. Unrest...
  • Gaddafi son paid Mariah Carey $ 1 mn February 23, 2011

    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 the...
  • Libya witnesses civil warlike situation February 22, 2011

    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 February 22, 2011

    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...
  • US issues Libya travel alert February 20, 2011

    Washington: The US has asked its citizens to defer their nonessential 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 nonessential travel to eastern...
  • Libyan leader Gaddafi asked to behave during US visit September 3, 2009

    New York: The US urged Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi on Wednesday to behave himself when he attends United Nations meetings in New York later this month. "How President Gaddafi comports himself when he attends the UN General Assembly and Security Council has the potential to either aggravate the feelings and emotions...