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Cricket: Tales of tragedy, triumph from Pakistan's Gaddafi Stadium

Lahore - Groundsmen are rolling down the pitches, welders are repairing barbed wire, and workers are splashing on a new coat of paint at Pakistan's centrepiece Gaddafi Stadium, which has witnessed both history and controversy -- and is now preparing to retake c...

Op-Ed: What is the latest Benghazi inquiry really all about?

Now that the Republican electoral desperadoes have managed to bring the Benghazi fiasco back to the political front burner, it's time to shed a bright light on some of the not-so-hidden motives behind yet another 'investigation'.

25 years on a mother learns son died in Lockerbie plane tragedy

Lockerbie - On December 21, 1998, Pan Am Flight 103 from Heathrow to New York exploded over the small Scottish town of Lockerbie killing 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground. 25 years on, one mother learns that her son died in the tragedy.

Why Libyans love ice cream suddenly

Tripoli - Libyan people were freed from an unelected regime by the 2011 revolution. Gelato or ice cream has suddenly become a newly found love, in post Gaddafi Libya, but why?

Former Gaddafi spokesman captured

Moussa Ibrahim the spokesman for the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been captured in Libya on what happens to be the first anniversary of Gaddafi's death.

Militia member who captured Muammar Gaddafi dies

Col. Muammar Gaddafi was captured by a group of young Libyans, one of those men, Omran Shaaban, has been murdered by Gaddafi loyalists.

Op-Ed: CIA collaborated with Qaddafi in torture of terror suspects

Tripoli - In the era before the Arab Spring the CIA collaborated with the Qaddafi regime and even rendered suspects they captured to Libya where they were interrogated and tortured.

Libya sentences mercenaries accused of serving Gaddafi

A military court in Libya has sentenced 24 men accused of being mercenaries working for the Gaddafi regime to lengthy jail terms. The sentences are in stark contrast to the immunity granted to those who committed crimes whilst protecting the revolution.

Gaddafi sponsored Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential bid with 50M euro?

Paris - In a report released by Mediapart, they state that French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sponsored by Muammar Gaddafi to the tune of 50 million euros.

NATO rejects criticism over Libya action

Following Ban Ki-moon's strong defence of NATO action in Libya last week, NATO has now spoken out in its own defence, insisting its intervention saved civilian lives.

Libyan Islamist Abel Hakim Belhadj to sue Britain

The U.K. law firm of Leigh Day & Co has been instructed to sue the British government by Libyan Islamic extremist Abdel Hakim Belhadj, military commander of Tripoli.

Al-Saadi Gaddafi granted asylum in Niger

Al-Saadi Gaddafi has been offered asylum in Niger as the authorities there believe that no one from the Gaddafi family would be safe if returned to Libya.

South African mercenaries helped Gaddafi's family flee Libya

Two teams of 24 and 19 mercenaries made up mostly of former members of the South African Defence Force and South African Police Services helped the family of Gaddafi escape to Algeria but failed to extract the former ruler from Sirte.

Libya's NTC says it will prosecute Col. Gaddafi's killer

Libya's National Transitional Council has reacted to international outrage over the murder of Col. Gaddafi by promising to prosecute whoever is found to be responsible.

Chemical weapon cache found in Libya

Stockpiles of chemical weapons have been discovered in Libya at previously undisclosed sites, according to a National Transitional Council representative.

Gaddafi's body remains unburied

The corpse of Col. Gaddafi is still attracting viewers who flock to the cold store where it is unceremoniously displayed on the floor. Espousing Islamic tradition, the new leaders of Libya remain uncertain what to do with the unburied body.

Did a stray bullet kill Gaddafi?

The autopsy conducted on Saturday night on Col. Gaddafi shows the former Libyan leader died from a shot in the head. The NTC is keen to have its official version of Gaddafi's death believed, even if the video footage gives their claims little credence.

As the dust settles in Libya, Qaddafi's secret riches may surface

Tripoli - Moammar Qaddafi was a very rich despot. Words like "staggering" and "unbelievable" are used to describe his cache. It's estimated that the dictator secretly stashed away over $200 billion, or about $30 thousand for each poor Libyan citizen.

Overnight autopsy carried out on Gaddafi's body

Libyan forensic doctors worked overnight to conduct an autopsy on the executed body of Col. Gaddafi. Despite earlier claims that no autopsy would be conducted the decision was overridden as the NTC decided an investigation would be carried out.

Palin endorses Ron Paul's position on international militarism

In the wake of the killing of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, the anti-militarism sentiments of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul appear to be gaining ground with the GOP establishment, as Sarah Palin openly backed Paul's position.

West celebrates Gaddafi's end, but others express broad concern

The murder of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi has been positioned by the White House as a win for the Libyan people, but its barbarism has drawn the attention of many countries who object to Western interventionism.

TopFinds: Videos of Gaddafi's corpse go viral, dangers of IndyCar

Videos showing the corpse of Gaddafi and cheering Libyan rebel forces go viral online. A 100-year-old man finished a marathon in Toronto. IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies after a horrific crash. These are the top stories from around the world.

New video claims to show Gaddafi's corpse, joyous rebel fighters

The latest video reportedly shows the body of the killed Libyan leader surrounded by rebel forces. One scene also shows a bullet hole or wound in Gaddafi's lifeless head. [Warning: Graphic images/video may be disturbing to some viewers]

David Cameron issues statement on the death of Colonel Qadhafi

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a statement following the death of former Libyan leader Colonel Qadhafi; he was killed today after reportedly being caught up in a gun battle in Sirte.

Reports claim Gaddafi killed in Sirte

Sirte - Several news agencies are reporting Col Gaddafi was wounded and killed in Libya. A photo of a bloodied Gaddafi has also started circulating on the Internet.

NATO to continue bombing Libya

NATO ministers and partners met today in Brussels to discuss their ongoing involvement in Libya. Despite the predictions from U.S. Army General Carter Ham that NATO would cease their involvement from today, NATO has committed to continuing action.

Mass anti-Jewish demonstration planned for Friday, Libya

David Gerbi is the first exiled Libyan Jew to return to Libya. As he began to work on his dream project of restoring Tripoli's main synagogue he was warned that he would be targeted by armed men if he did not leave the area.

US General says NATO's military mission in Libya nearly complete

U.S. Army Gen. Carter Ham says NATO's military mission in Libya could start to end next week. He added that Gaddafi's capture is a matter for the Libyans to deal with.

NTC commander admits did not capture Moussa Ibrahim

It appears that news of the capture of Gaddafi's spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, was premature. Although an NTC commander announced Ibrahim was caught on Thursday, the fighters' high command now say that he was not captured.

Gaddafi tells loyalists 'I am on the ground with you' in Libya

Colonel Gaddafi has released a statement assuring loyalists he remains in Libya and is fighting alongside them. Moussa Ibrahim also states that the ousted leader is "happy that he is doing his part in this great saga of resistance."
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Seif al-Islam Gadhafi captured in Libya
Seif al-Islam Gadhafi captured in Libya
Free Libya TV
Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
EMA / Armée de l'Air
A street in Hampstead Garden Suburb in north London  one of the homes owned by Gaddafi s son Saif al...
A street in Hampstead Garden Suburb in north London, one of the homes owned by Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi,
Martin Addison
Seif al-Islam is seen being questioned by judges during his trial in the capital Tripoli in May 2014
Seif al-Islam is seen being questioned by judges during his trial in the capital Tripoli in May 2014
Mahmud Turkia, AFP/File
A photo from Al Jazeera reportedly shows Muammar Gadaffi was killed.
A photo from Al Jazeera reportedly shows Muammar Gadaffi was killed.
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Gaddafi Stadium Lahore
Gaddafi with Spanish President of the Government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero at the third EU-Afri...
Gaddafi with Spanish President of the Government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero at the third EU-Africa Summit in Tripoli in November 2010.
A woman protesting in Libya
A woman protesting in Libya
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore
NATO strikes Libya.
NATO strikes Libya.
Marc-Andre Gaudreault Combat Camera
Tony Blair  former British prime minister is widely criticized for offering Libyan dictator Muammar ...
Tony Blair, former British prime minister is widely criticized for offering Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi "the hand of friendship." Blair first visited Libya in 2004, and was instrumental in transforming a pariah state into an ally and helping BP to seal a big energy deal with Gaddafi's regime.
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