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A Look at Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, Son of Moammar Gadhafi

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan officials have captured Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, a son of former leader Moammar Gadhafi who had long been described as his heir apparent. Officials said Saturday that he was detained in a town near the border with Niger. Seif al-Islam’s whereabouts had been unknown since August. He disappeared as National Transitional Council fighters closed on […]

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China Urges “Inclusive Political Transition” in Libya Following Gadhafi Death

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s Foreign Ministry is calling for Libya’s transitional government to begin an “inclusive political transition” following the death of long-time Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu said Friday that Libya has “turned a new page” in its history, but did not directly comment on the death of the former Libyan leader. […]

Gadhafi’s 42-Year Rule Marked By Controversy

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Moammar Gadhafi was known for both his controversial policies and his flamboyance during his 42-year rule of Libya. Gadhafi was in power from 1969 when he deposed the nation’s king in a military coup until his ouster in August. Colonel Gadhafi gained a reputation as an eccentric, donning flowing robes and animal skins and surrounding […]

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Timeline of Moammar Gadhafi Rise and Fall

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The following are important moments in the rise and fall of Moammar Gadhafi: September 1, 1969: 27-year-old Gadhafi leads a military coup against Libya’s king. April 5, 1986: Terrorist bombing of a German nightclub kills 2 U.S. servicemen. U.S. retaliates with air strikes in Libya because of the Gadhafi government’s alleged involvement in the bombing. […]

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Gadhafi’s 42-Year Reign Marked By Controversy

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Moammar Gadhafi was in power from 1969 when he deposed the nation’s king in a military coup until National Transitional Council fighters overran his compound in August. National Transitional Council officials say the former Libyan leader died Wednesday as transitional fighters took control of Gadhafi’s hometown. Sirte was the last remaining bastion controlled by Gadhafi […]

Guinea-Bissau PM Offers Refuge to Gadhafi

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau’s prime minister says his country would welcome ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi if he were to seek refuge there. The comments by Carlos Gomes Junior were reported by Guinea-Bissau radio stations on Saturday. Guinea-Bissau had strong ties with the Gadhafi government, which had investments in the West African country. Guinea-Bissau is not a party […]

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Gadhafi’s 42-Year Reign Marked by Controversy

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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(RERUNNING FOR MONDAY USE)) Moammar Gadhafi, whose rule appears to be coming to an end in Libya, is the Arab world’s longest-serving head of state, in power since 1969 when he deposed the nation’s king in a military coup. Colonel Gadhafi gained a reputation as an eccentric, donning flowing robes and animal skins and surrounding […]

Gadhafi’s 42-Year Reign Marked by Controversy

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Moammar Gadhafi, whose rule appears to be coming to an end in Libya, is the Arab world’s longest-serving head of state, in power since 1969 when he deposed the nation’s king in a military coup. Colonel Gadhafi gained a reputation as an eccentric, donning flowing robes and animal skins and surrounding himself with all female […]

Libyan Leader’s 42-Year Reign Marked by Controversy

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is the Arab world’s longest-serving head of state, in power since 1969 when he deposed the nation’s king in a military coup. Colonel Gadhafi gained a reputation as an eccentric, donning flowing robes and animal skins and surrounding himself with all female bodyguards. Labeled the “mad dog of the Middle […]