Muammar Gaddafi

Gaddafi’s son al-Saadi extradited back to Tripoli by Niger

Al-Saadi Gaddafi has his head shaved in Tripoli jail. Photo: Reuters

Niger yesterday extradited to Libya one of the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's sons, al-Saadi, who fled as his father's regime collapsed in 2011 and who was under house arrest in the West African nation.

Friday, 7 March, 2014, 5:44pm

Scores dead as Libya protesters attack ex-rebel headquarters

Protesters take cover during an attack on a Libyan militia headquarters in Benghazi. Photo: Reuters

At least 28 people were killed and 60 were wounded on Saturday when demonstrators attacked the headquarters in Benghazi of former rebels who had fought to oust Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi

9 Jun 2013 - 2:16pm

Talking Points

Budget filibuster efforts resume

Budget filibuster efforts resume

2 May 2013 - 1:23am

Gaddafi's wife and three children 'flee Algeria'

Aisha Gaddafi. Photo: Reuters

Officials confirmed the late dictator's second wife, Safia, daughter Aisha, and sons Hannibal and Muhammad had fled the upmarket coastal region of Staoueli, close to Algiers, where they had lived since escaping from Libya in 2011.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:27am

Security tightened as Libya celebrates two years since revolt

Security forces stand alert on the eve of the second anniversary of the revolt that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, in Benghazi. Photo: AP

Borders have been closed and some international flights suspended amid fears of a new outbreak of violence.

17 Feb 2013 - 10:47am

Briefs, February 8, 2013

The baseball card showing the Brooklyn Atlantics. Photo: AP

Iran's highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, yesterday rejected an offer of direct talks made by US Vice-President Joe Biden. "Talks will not solve any problems," Khamenei said in a statement after a meeting with air force commanders. "You are holding a gun against Iran saying, 'Talks or you'll fire.' The Iranian nation will not be frightened by such threats," he added.

8 Feb 2013 - 5:08am

Briefs, January 24, 2013

A chimp at a research centre in Louisiana. Photo: NYT

Rebels on rampage at Syria's religious sites

24 Jan 2013 - 4:37am

Who said it?

Kim Dotcom

In the dark ages … the enemies of progress burned books … Today they are burning websites

Kim Dotcom, launching a file-sharing website to replace the one closed down by the U.S.


We will go back to the time of Redbeard, of pirates, of Ottomans imposing ransoms

21 Jan 2013 - 3:35am

French prostitute ring 'had links to Gaddafi son'

Two men and a woman appeared in a French court yesterday in a case over a Cannes Film Festival high-end prostitution ring with ties to a son of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Seven men and a woman are on trial in the southern port city of Marseille, though the five chief figures are on the run.

They include Elie Nahas, a Lebanese who claimed to run a modelling agency.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:26am

Confusion over fate of key aide Ibrahim as Gaddafi son is killed

Former Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim. Photo: AP

A son of toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been killed in fighting between militias, broadcaster Libya TV reported, as confusion swirled yesterday over the fate of one of Gaddafi senior's most-wanted former aides, Mussa Ibrahim.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:37am

Deadly clashes in ex-Gaddafi bastion in Libya

Libyan army forces gather at their headquarters in Tripoli before deploying to Bani Walid on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua

Fresh clashes in a former bastion of Muammar Gaddafi killed at least 26 people, as confusion swirled on Sunday over the fate of one of his most-wanted former aides, Mussa Ibrahim.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chaos still reigns in Libya, a year after Gaddafi's death

Army forces in Tripoli prepare to deploy to Bani Walid. Photo: AFP

"Nobody knows where Gaddafi is buried," said Abubaker Ali, 29, a volunteer with the forces massed at the Sufageen forward base in the Libyan desert.

Looking towards the horizon, where black smoke rose from the town of Bani Walid, he said: "He's buried in the desert. But nine-tenths of Libya is desert."

21 Oct 2012 - 3:16am

Talking Points

Swimmers plunge into Victoria Harbour for the New World Harbour Race. Photo: SCMP

Swimmers dive in for harbour crossing

20 Oct 2012 - 1:29am

Ex-rebels attack Libya’s Bani Walid, 11 killed

Late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Photo: EPA

At least eleven Libyans were killed and scores wounded in clashes on Wednesday when ex-rebels linked to the army attacked Bani Walid, a former bastion of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, local sources said.

“Clashes today left four dead and 19 wounded in the ranks of Libya Shield,” said a commander of the brigade which operates under the banner of the army.

18 Oct 2012 - 9:05am

Rebels blamed for post-Gaddafi woes

A defaced mural of Muammar Gaddafi shows the public mood, but now the tide is also turning against those who overthrew him. Photo: AFP

The citizen soldiers who became heroes for toppling Colonel Muammar Gaddafi last year are now being widely blamed for Libya's woes, and stand accused of summarily executing dozens of detainees, including the dictator's son.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:37am