Muammar al-Gaddafi

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(Dynamic 2011) events to shape world for years to come

The year 2011 was defined by historic events, from regime changes to royal nuptials to financial crises.

The year 2011 was defined by historic events, from regime changes to royal nuptials to financial crises.


  • Arab Spring, economy, Japan quake, bin Laden raid define 2011 news events
  • Scandals also marred 2011, from absurd (Charlie Sheen) to sordid (Penn State) Continue reading

Gadhafi family’s nanny recovering

Smiling nanny recovering from Gadhafi family's burns

Smiling nanny recovering from Gadhafi family's burns


  • A nanny left disfigured by the Gadhafi family has left hospital in Malta
  • Shweyga Mullah still faces almost daily hospital appointments
  • She was burned with boiling water by Colonel Gadhafi’s daughter-in-law because she was unable to stop a child crying
  • Shweyga gave thanks to the people who helped pay for her treatment and get her out of Libya Continue reading

A ‘new Libya’ must probe Gadhafi killing

National Transitional Council fighters from the Al-Ghiran brigade who captured Libya's strongman Moammar Gadhafi in Sirte.

  • Michael Scharf: Gadhafi taken alive but died with bullet to head; rights groups want investigation
  • He says Geneva Conventions say that killing combatant after he’s been disarmed a war crime
  • Transition government promises probe; this limits international court ‘s options, he says
  • Scharf: To get global aid, a new Libya must show it can properly address extrajudicial killings Continue reading

Libyan forces hold off on storming Gaddafi bastions


An anti-Gaddafi fighter shouts "God is Greatest" after he came back from the frontline …


Fighters loyal to Libya's transitional leaders celebrate on a tank they said they …

 Libyan provisional government forces held off from attacking Muammar Gaddafi’s last bastions in the country on Tuesday as civilians kept streaming out ahead of more assaults. Continue reading

Nato air strikes have killed hundreds in Sirte (Gaddafi claims)

Libyan rebels fire weapons at Gaddafi loyalists near Sirte on 17 September. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has claimed that Nato air strikes have killed 354 people and injured hundreds more in his home town of Sirte.

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David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy offered broad support for Libya’s

British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, meet patients at the Tripoli Medical Center in Tripoli, Libya Thursday Sept. 15, 2011. British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Tripoli on Thursday _ the first heads of government to visit Libya since revolutionary forces seized the capital, a major endorsement for the North African nation's new rulers.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy offered broad support for Libya’s new rulers Thursday, promising to unfreeze billions in assets and give help in Continue reading

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