By Al Arabiya | 04 Jan 2013
France’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy took more than €50 million from the late Libyan leader, Muammar Qaddafi, a French judge has been told, a report on Thursday revealed.
Lebanese-born businessman, Ziad Takieddine told an investigative judge that he has “written proof” that transfers from Qaddafi and one of his sons to Sarkozy exceeded €50m in illegal payments, British newspaper the Independent reported.
Source : Agencies | 26 Sep 2012
One of the Libyan rebels who helped capture Muammar Gaddafi in a drain pipe was buried early on Wednesday after his relatives said he had been shot and tortured in a rival town.
The death of Omran Shaban on Monday again highlighted the struggle of Libya's new leaders to rein in armed groups and could further stoke tensions between The towns of Misrata and Bani Walid, which backed opposing sides in the 2011 conflict.
Source : Arab News | Tunis | 24 Jun 2012
Tunisia yesterday extradited Muammar Qaddafi’s former prime minister to Libya, the government announced, despite protests from his lawyers and rights groups that he faces execution.
Al-Baghdadi Al-Ma-hmoudi, who fled to neighboring Tunisia last September shortly after rebel fighters took the capital Tripoli, “was extradited this morning,” a spokesman for Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said.
Source : AFP | Tripoli | 05 Jun 2012
A trial of former officials in Muammar Qaddafi’s regime opened in Libya on Tuesday, with ex-intelligence chief Bouzid Dorda the first to appear in the dock.
Dorda sat caged off as a Tripoli court judge read out a long list of accusations, including that he ordered the killing of demonstrators during the uprising that ended Qaddafi’s rule in 2011.
By Agencies | Paris/Tripoli | 30 Apr 2012
Muammar Qaddafi's regime agreed to fund French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign to the tune of 50 million euros, a news website reported yesterday, publishing what it said was documentary evidence.
The 2006 document in Arabic, which website Mediapart said was signed by Qaddafi’s intelligence chief Mussa Kussa, referred to an "agreement in principle to support the campaign for the candidate for the presidential elections, Nicolas Sarkozy, for a sum equivalent to 50 million euros."
Source : Middle East Online | 17 Apr 2012
While Libyans were fighting to oust leader Moamer Gadafi last year, the new National Transitional Council named Sheikh Sadeq al-Ghariani in May as the top religious authority and judge of what is forbidden or permitted under Islam.
The Tripoli-based scholar and author of 32 books was among the first to speak out against Gadafi's regime after it launched a violent crackdown against a popular uprising in February 2011 in the eastern city of Benghazi.
By : Kim Willsher | Guardian/UK | Paris | 12 Mar 2012
Damaging new claims have emerged about the funding of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign and his links with former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi emerged.
The French investigative website Mediapart claims to have seen a confidential note suggesting Gaddafi contributed up to €50m (£42m) to Sarkozy's election fund five years ago.
By Rami Al-Shaheibi | AP | Benghazi | 06 Mar 2012
Tribal leaders and militia commanders on Tuesday declared oil-rich eastern Libya to be a semiautonomous state, a unilateral move that opponents fear will be the first step toward outright dividing the country six months after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi.
Source : AFP | 16 Dec 2011
The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor has said there are serious suspicions that the killing of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi was a war crime.
Luis Moreno Ocampo also said the Libyan government must tell the court by January 10 whether they will hand over Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam.
By Agencies | Moscow | 16 Dec 2011
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin implicated Washington Thursday in the killing of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and launched a tirade against Sen. John McCain in an extraordinary attack on US policies.
Putin used his annual televised phone-in to unleash the type of no-holds-barred attack that characterized his 2000-2008 term as president and threatens to shadow his expected return to the Kremlin in March elections.