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  • 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...
  • Gaddafi's spy chief Abdullah alSenussi captured November 21, 2011

    Tripoli: Abdullah alSenussi, 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 for...
  • Gaddafi's son Saif captured in southern Libya November 20, 2011

    Zintan: Muammar Gaddafi's former heir apparent Saif alIslam 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 alIslam...
  • Gaddafi's son Saif alIslam seized in Libya November 20, 2011

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif alIslam, 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. A...
  • Gaddafi's son Saif held in Libya: Officials November 19, 2011

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi's son and heir apparent Saif alIslam has been detained in the southern desert, Libya's interim justice minister and other officials said on Saturday. They said Saif alIslam and several bodyguards, but no other senior figures from the ousted administration, had been taken near the town of Obari by...
  • Niger offers asylum to Gaddafi's son: report November 12, 2011

    Johannesburg: Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Friday he had granted Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi asylum on humanitarian grounds but did not know the location of another fugitive son Saif alIslam, South African media reported. The announcement will strain already troubled relations between Niger and Libya's interim rulers, who overthrew Muammar...
  • Gaddafi son Saadi wants arrest warrant dropped November 2, 2011

    Algiers: Saadi Gaddafi, son of the former Libyan leader, has asked Interpol, via his lawyer, to revoke a request for his arrest on the grounds that Libya's new rulers are not able to give him a fair trial. Saadi, a businessman and former professional footballer, is in Niger after escaping across...
  • ICC hunt for Gaddafi son poses dilemma for Niger October 31, 2011

    Naimey The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Sunday he has "substantial evidence" that Saif alIslam Gaddafi, now on the run, had helped hire mercenaries to attack Libyan civilians protesting against his father's rule. Saif alIslam may be heading for Niger, which could upset Libya's new rulers and...
  • Gaddafi son eyes safety, talks to Hague October 29, 2011

    The Hague: From deep in the Sahara, fearing that he will share his father's bloody fate at the hands of vengeful Libyans and calling in old favours bought with oil from desert tribes and African strongmen, Saif alIslam Gaddafi may be bartering a future. The International Criminal Court at The Hague...
  • Gaddafi son wants to surrender to ICC, says NTC October 27, 2011

    Tripoli: Saif alIslam Gaddafi, who once vowed to die fighting on Libyan soil, now wants to face international justice instead and avoid any chance of meeting the same grisly end as his father, Libyan officials said. An official of the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Wednesday that Saif alIslam,...
  • Gaddafi son, intelligence chief want to surrender October 26, 2011

    Abu Dhabi: Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif alIslam and former intelligence chief Abdullah alSenussi propose to hand themselves in to the International Criminal Court, a senior official with Libya's National Transitional Council said on Wednesday. "They are proposing a way to hand themselves over to The Hague," Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters...
  • Gaddafi son preparing to flee Libya: NTC October 25, 2011

    Tripoli: Saif alIslam Gaddafi, a fugitive son of the deposed Libyan leader, is near Libya's borders with Niger and Algeria and planning to flee the country using a forged passport, an official with the National Transitional Council said on Monday. "He's on the triangle of Niger and Algeria. He's south of...
  • Gaddafi sons broadcast confusion as battle looms September 1, 2011

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi's sons clashed on the airwaves on Wednesday, with one offering peace and another promising a 'war of attrition' as a final battle for control of Libya's coast loomed. The conflicting messages were the latest evidence that the fallen leader was losing his grip on what remains of his...
  • Gaddafi son rallies for Tripoli fightback August 23, 2011

    Tripoli: A son of Muammar Gaddafi, previously reported captured, made a surprise appearance with jubilant supporters in Tripoli overnight, urging loyalists to fight off rebels who say they control most of the Libyan capital. Saif alIslam, seen as his father's chosen successor, visited the Tripoli hotel where foreign journalists are staying...
  • Gaddafi's son Saif alIslam arrested in Libya August 22, 2011

    Amsterdam: The International Criminal Court prosecutor said on Sunday Saif alIslam, the son of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, had been arrested in Libya. "Saif was captured in Libya," prosecutor Luis MorenoOcampo told Reuters. "We have confidential information from different sources that we have within Libya confirming this. "It is very important to make...
  • Libya: Gaddafi defiant despite NATO airstrikes April 15, 2011

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi rolled defiantly through the streets of Tripoli, pumping his fists as he poked through the sun roof of an SUV on Thursday, the same day that NATO airstrikes shook the city. The alliance's foreign ministers, while united in their aim to pressure the Libyan leader to go,...
  • Libyan government aide holds talks in Britain April 2, 2011

    London: A key Libyan official involved in negotiations on the future of Muammar Gaddafi's regime said on Friday that Tripoli was attempting to hold talks with US, Britain and France to find a mutual end to the crisis. AbdulAti alObeidi, a former Libyan prime minister, said Gaddafi's government was reaching out...
  • Gaddafis son: US supporting the wrong side March 20, 2011

    Washington: Expressing surprise at President Barack Obama backing attacks on Libya, Saifal Islam Gaddafi, the son of embattled leader Muammar Gadhafi, blamed the US and its allies for supporting the terrorists and the armed militia in his countr, on Sunday. "Yesterday, we were surprised that the Americans and the British and...
  • LSE Director quits over Gaddafi links March 4, 2011

    London: The Director of the London School of Economics (LSE) has resigned over the institute's links to the family of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, BBC reported on Friday. Howard Davies said the university's reputation had "suffered" and so he had to quit. Stating that the decision to accept 300,000 pounds for...
  • Unrest will lead to civil war: Gaddafi's son February 21, 2011

    Tripoli:The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi on early Monday proposed the speedy implementation of significant democratic reforms in the traditionally restrictive country, while warning of a chaotic civil war, return to colonialism and mass poverty if citizens sided with antigovernment demonstrators. "Tomorrow, we can speak rationally, we can spare the...
  • Gaddafi's artist son shows off paintings June 29, 2010

    Moscow: The Libyan leader's artist and reformer son Saif alIslam Gaddafi credited with brokering Tripoli's standoff with the West, kept Russian relations warm on Monday when he showed off his paintings. "It is good here, we are friends," said the shavenheaded 38yearold, before guiding Russian officials through the exhibit "The Desert...
  • Gaddafi blames UN for terrorism, goes armsshopping December 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who is in Europe after facing decades of ostracism from the West, has condemned what he says is the dictatorship of the UN. Gaddafi said in Lisbon that the UN was responsible for terrorism and world tensions. Gaddafi's ties with the West have improved after...