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Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Al-Megrahi Dies After Cancer Battle

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Family members of the convicted Lockerbie airliner bomber say the former Libyan intelligence officer has died in Tripoli after a long battle with cancer. Relatives of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi say he died at his home on Sunday at the age of 60. He was the only man convicted in the attack on Pan Am flight […]

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Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Al-Megrahi Dies After Cancer Battle

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Family members of a Libyan intelligence officer convicted of carrying out the 1988 bombing of a U.S. airliner over Scotland say Abdel Baset al-Megrahi has died in Tripoli after a long battle with cancer. Relatives of al-Megrahi say he died at his home on Sunday at the age of 60. He was the only man […]

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Militia Protesters Launch Raid on Libyan PM’s Compound

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan militiamen attempted to storm the office of the prime minister in the capital, Tripoli, triggering a gunbattle that left one person dead and four injured. A government spokesman says a small group of militiamen descended on the office Tuesday morning in a protest to demand payment for former anti-Gadhafi fighters. The protest later swelled […]

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Ex-Libyan Oil Minister Found Dead in Danube in Vienna

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The body of former Libyan oil minister Shukri Ghanem was found floating in the Danube River in Vienna on Sunday. Police say there is no sign of foul play and that it is possible Ghanem became sick and fell into the water. Authorities say they will perform an autopsy. Ghanem was Libya’s oil minister from […]

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Ex-Libyan Oil Minister Found Dead in Danube in Vienna

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The body of former Libyan oil minister Shukri Ghanem was found floating in the Danube River in Vienna early Sunday. Police say there is no sign of foul play and that it is possible Ghanem became sick and fell into the water. Authorities will perform an autopsy. Ghanem was Libya’s oil minister from 2006 until […]

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Amnesty Intl: NATO Has Not Investigated Civilian Deaths in Libya

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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The human rights group Amnesty International says NATO has not paid compensation or properly investigated civilian deaths caused by its airstrikes in Libya last year. Amnesty says NATO took significant efforts to prevent civilian casualties. But the human rights group says that does not relieve NATO from the responsibility to investigate. The group says many […]

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Gadhafi Spy Chief Held in Mauritania

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Interpol has issued an alert seeking the arrest and extradition of Moammar Gadhafi’s former spy chief following his detention in Mauritania. The international police organization said Sunday it issued the “Red Notice” for the arrest of Abdullah al-Senoussi at Libya’s request. The Interpol notice says the former intelligence chief is wanted for embezzling public funds […]

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Libyans Mark First Anniversary of Revolution

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyans are celebrating the first anniversary of the revolution that led to the overthrow of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year rule. Following Muslim prayers Friday, hundreds of flag-waving demonstrators gathered in the main square in the eastern city of Benghazi, the birthplace of the opposition movement. Security officials are on high alert in Benghazi, and […]

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Libyans Mark First Anniversary of Revolution

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Libyans are celebrating the first anniversary of the revolution that led to the overthrow of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year rule. Hundreds of flag-waving people gathered Friday at the main square in the eastern city of Benghazi, the birthplace of the opposition movement. Security officials are on high alert in Benghazi, and roadblocks have been […]

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Libyans Mark First Anniversary of Revolution

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Libyans are celebrating the first anniversary of the revolution that led to the overthrow of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year rule. Hundreds of flag-waving people gathered Friday at the main square in the eastern city of Benghazi, the birthplace of the opposition movement. Security officials are on high alert in Benghazi, and roadblocks have been […]

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