Posts Tagged ‘Muammar Gaddafi’

Libya power transition: Who can stop the chaos?

Thursday, August 9, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News August 9, 2012

The interim authorities in Libya have handed over power to a nationally-elected assembly. But as numerous rival armed groups control most of Libya, the escalation of violence continues against a background of an increasingly divided nation. Read more…

Libya’s National Forces Alliance wins 39 party-list seats

Thursday, July 19, 2012 Comments off

TRIPOLI, July 18 (Xinhua) — Libya’s National Forces Alliance (NFA), led by former interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, won 39 seats of 80 seats set aside for party-list candidates in the General National Congress, the electoral commission announced Tuesday night. Read more…

RT:Libya tribal hack and slash: Hundreds killed and wounded in ­week

Thursday, June 21, 2012 Comments off

Clashes between warring factions are heating up in western Libya. Tribes that once supported the country’s uprising are battling each other and pro-Gaddafi rival tribes – all against the background of freebee arms. Read more…

Libya lifts law banning Gaddafi glorification

Friday, June 15, 2012 Comments off



AFP Photo / Mahmud Turkia

Libya’s Supreme Court has annulled a law that criminalized praising late leader Muammar Gaddafi and his regime, following an outrage among civil groups and legal experts describing it as undemocratic. Read more…

Gaddafi loyalists attacked military vehicles in western Libya

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Comments off

TRIPOLI, June 12 (Xinhua) — A group of Gaddafi loyalists in Libya attacked military vehicles and assaulted people on Tuesday, attempting to further disrupt the war-torn country, sources told Xinhua. Read more…

Gaddafi put up 50M euro for Sarkozy’s presidential bid

Sunday, April 29, 2012 Comments off

Deceased Libyan Leader  Col. Muammar Gaddafi had agreed to fund French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign – to the tune of 50 million euro.

­The Paris-based investigative website Mediapart published “documentary evidence” that Gaddafi was ready to put forth tens of millions of dollars to see that Sarkozy won the French presidential race. Read more…

My turn! Libya, France, ICC battle over Gaddafi spy chief – RT

Monday, March 19, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Mar. 19, 2012

Libya is sending a delegation to Mauritania for the extradition of Abdallah al-Senussi, intelligence chief to Muammar Gaddafi. France has filed a competing extradition request, while the ICC is also seeking to bring him to trial.
­“Libya’s Foreign Service is in touch with its Mauritanian colleagues. We are planning to send a delegation to Nouakchott,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saad Elshlmani said on Sunday. Read more…

Militia and Gaddafi loyalists clash outside Tripoli

Monday, March 19, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Mar. 19, 2012


Still frame from a video uploaded to Twitter by user Libynprincess featuring clashes in Abu Salim on March 18, 2012 –   RT

At least one person was killed outside Tripoli in a fight between a powerful militia group from Zintan and local residents loyal to slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, reports the Associated Press. Read more…

Sarkozy fury over ‘Gaddafi millions for 2007 campaign’ – RT

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Comments off

Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out at journalists and rejected claims he took €50 million from Muammar Gaddafi to fund his 2007 presidential campaign before backing an insurgency against him, as documents alleging a money-trail between the two emerged. Read more…

Daughter slams UN commission for failing to find Gaddafi’s killers

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 9, 2012

Aisha Gaddafi. Photo: EPA.

The daughter of Libya’s slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, Aisha Gaddafi, has accused the UN commission on human rights violations in Libya of not even trying to find her father’s killers. Read more…