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African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group A
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From The42
# AFCON

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group A

Jan 17th 2012, 3:29 PM 889 Views 0 Comments

Africa’s biggest football tournament begins on Saturday and we start our four-part look at the teams involved today.

ICC deadline looms for news on Saif Gaddafi
# Libya
# Libya

ICC deadline looms for news on Saif Gaddafi

Jan 10th 2012, 2:49 PM 1,664 Views 1 Comment

Today marks the deadline for Libya’s government to provide information to the International Criminal Court on the health and status of Mummar Gaddfi’s son – if it fails to do so it may be referred to the UN Security Council.

Libyan NTC publishes first plans for writing new constitution
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan NTC publishes first plans for writing new constitution

Jan 3rd 2012, 8:45 PM 2,035 Views 2 Comments

Plans to elect a constitutional assembly come as the country teeters on the possibly of a war between rival militias.

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators

Dec 30th 2011, 3:00 PM 1,846 Views 3 Comments

And who might be under threat in 2012…

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

Dec 26th 2011, 6:00 PM 2,382 Views 3 Comments

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 4:00 PM 2,885 Views 3 Comments

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

Crowds mark one year since fruit seller's protest sparked Arab Spring
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Crowds mark one year since fruit seller's protest sparked Arab Spring

Dec 17th 2011, 6:26 PM 1,998 Views 5 Comments

Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid 12 months ago, igniting protests that spread across the Middle East.

Libya's Irish health minister defends hiring sister as assistant
# Libya
# Libya

Libya's Irish health minister defends hiring sister as assistant

Dec 8th 2011, 3:01 PM 3,133 Views 17 Comments

Fatima Hamroush – who was based in Ireland before being appointed to the Libyan cabinet – says her sister is fully qualified.

British investigators to travel to Libya over Lockerbie and police killing
# Libya
# Libya

British investigators to travel to Libya over Lockerbie and police killing

Dec 8th 2011, 2:24 PM 836 Views 3 Comments

Fletcher was fatally wounded by a bullet outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984, and 270 people were killed in 1988′s Lockerbie bombing.

Gaddafi son and family plotted to escape to Mexico
# Mexican Escape
# Mexican Escape

Gaddafi son and family plotted to escape to Mexico

Dec 7th 2011, 6:28 PM 2,183 Views 3 Comments

The elaborate plan to bring Saadi Gaddafi to Mexico allegedly involved two Mexicans, a Canadian and a Danish suspect, all of whom have been detained

London School of Economics accepted £1.5m gift from Gaddafi foundation
# London School Of Economics
# London School Of Economics

London School of Economics accepted £1.5m gift from Gaddafi foundation

Nov 30th 2011, 6:13 PM 2,511 Views 14 Comments

The Woolf inquiry into LSE’s links with Libya has criticised its former director for accepting the gift from the foundation run by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi – who holds an LSE PhD.

ICC wants Hague judges involved in trial of Gaddafi's son
# Libya
# Libya

ICC wants Hague judges involved in trial of Gaddafi's son

Nov 22nd 2011, 8:11 PM 1,249 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, two Irish-based Libyan have reportedly been included in the new post-Muammar Gaddafi cabinet.

Gaddafi's son will be tried in Libya, says interim government
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Gaddafi's son will be tried in Libya, says interim government

Nov 20th 2011, 2:10 PM 1,205 Views 3 Comments

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says he wants to ensure Gaddafi will get a fair trial if tried in Libya.

Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya: report
# Libya
# Libya

Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya: report

Nov 19th 2011, 12:14 PM 1,741 Views 4 Comments

Muammar and Safiya Gaddafi’s eldest son – the last of the ousted leader’s sons to remain unaccounted for – was reportedly found while his aides tried to smuggle him out of Libya.

Rival Libyan groups clash outside Tripoli
# Libya
# Libya

Rival Libyan groups clash outside Tripoli

Nov 13th 2011, 5:28 PM 342 Views 7 Comments

Four days of fighting has raised new concerns about the National Transitional Council’s ability to restore order after the country’s recent war.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 13th 2011, 11:00 AM 102 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

Syrian tanks fire on Homs, defy Arab-brokered deal
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian tanks fire on Homs, defy Arab-brokered deal

Nov 3rd 2011, 9:41 PM 221 Views 3 Comments

At least 12 people have been killed in the city of Homs today.

Another surprising fact about Muammar Gaddafi: he had a pen-pal
# Pen Friend
From The Daily Edge
# Pen Friend

Another surprising fact about Muammar Gaddafi: he had a pen-pal

Nov 2nd 2011, 4:19 PM 2,101 Views 10 Comments

The former Libyan leader corresponded with a Jewish florist in New York for decades.

Libya names new prime minister
# Libya
# Libya

Libya names new prime minister

Oct 31st 2011, 8:41 PM 212 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, NATO’s Secretary General is in Tripoli to mark the military organisation’s withdrawal from the country.

International Criminal Court dealing 'indirectly' with Gaddafi's son
# Libya
# Libya

International Criminal Court dealing 'indirectly' with Gaddafi's son

Oct 28th 2011, 5:28 PM 358 Views 4 Comments

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court has said he is in indirect negotiations with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.

UN mandate on Libya to cease next week
# Libya
# Libya

UN mandate on Libya to cease next week

Oct 27th 2011, 4:06 PM 120 Views 0 Comments

The United Nations has voted to lift the no-fly zone over Libya on October 31, as well as end its authorisation of military action to protect civilians.

Huh? Was Muammar Gaddafi a secret Liverpool fan?
# True Red?
From The42
# True Red?

Huh? Was Muammar Gaddafi a secret Liverpool fan?

Oct 25th 2011, 11:47 AM 8,196 Views 15 Comments

Evidence recovered from the villa where the Libyan dictator spent his final weeks hints at a link to the Anfield club.

Libya: official says Gaddafi was buried at dawn
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Libya: official says Gaddafi was buried at dawn

Oct 25th 2011, 10:58 AM 477 Views 2 Comments

He was buried with his son Muatassim and a top aide in a secret location, with a few relatives and officials in attendance.

Libyan leader orders investigation of Gaddafi death
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Libyan leader orders investigation of Gaddafi death

Oct 24th 2011, 7:31 PM 416 Views 17 Comments

The US, Britain and international rights groups have been calling for an investigation into whether Libya’s former rebels killed a wounded Gaddafi after pulling him out of a drainage pipe in his hometown of Sirte.

Plans for Sharia-based law in Libya unveiled
# Libya
# Libya

Plans for Sharia-based law in Libya unveiled

Oct 24th 2011, 12:14 PM 1,248 Views 60 Comments

Libya’s interim rulers have begun laying out their plans for their two-year transition to democracy – and said that Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Oct 23rd 2011, 8:23 PM 1,284 Views 4 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Dozens killed in Turkish earthquake, more campaigning in the Áras race, and ten ways in which the future has already arrived…

NTC declares to the world that Libya is liberated
# Libya
# Libya

NTC declares to the world that Libya is liberated

Oct 23rd 2011, 5:00 PM 1,418 Views 15 Comments

A historic day for Libya…the formal declaration has been made in Benghazi in front of tens of thousands of people today.

Autopsy reveals Gaddafi died by gunshot to head
# Libya
# Libya

Autopsy reveals Gaddafi died by gunshot to head

Oct 23rd 2011, 1:20 PM 760 Views 23 Comments

Meanwhile, it is being reported that the former dictator’s body will be handed back to his extended family following a deal with Libya’s interim government.

$200bn Gaddafi may have been the world's richest man
# Libya
# Libya

$200bn Gaddafi may have been the world's richest man

Oct 22nd 2011, 3:43 PM 4,517 Views 33 Comments

Muammar Gaddafi controlled bank accounts, corporate investments and property which easily outstripped those of anyone else.

Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday
# Libya
# Libya

Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday

Oct 22nd 2011, 11:42 AM 241 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that elections will be held within eight months.

Nato says Libya operations almost finished
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# NATO

Nato says Libya operations almost finished

Oct 22nd 2011, 8:08 AM 140 Views 7 Comments

A meeting to be held next week to decide on the exact date to cease the operation fully.

The Daily Fix: Friday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Oct 21st 2011, 7:50 PM 1,263 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: TheJournal.ie meets the presidential candidates; the latest from Libya; and why you should be VERY careful while shopping for wine.

Gaddafi's body being kept in shopping centre freezer
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# Libya

Gaddafi's body being kept in shopping centre freezer

Oct 21st 2011, 5:28 PM 3,389 Views 39 Comments

The dictator’s remains have reportedly been hidden there to keep them safe from angry crowds. (Warning: extremely graphic image).

How and why did the west change its view of Gaddafi?
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# Gaddafi

How and why did the west change its view of Gaddafi?

Oct 21st 2011, 12:04 PM 4,675 Views 22 Comments

Regarded as an ally post 9/11, the western world’s view of Gaddafi changed drastically in a matter of months. Here’s what world leaders were saying about the Colonel then and what they say now.

Poll: Should Gaddafi corpse photos have made the front page?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Gaddafi corpse photos have made the front page?

Oct 21st 2011, 10:53 AM 5,971 Views 127 Comments

Most newspapers – international and Irish – have opted to put graphic photos of a dying or dead Gaddafi on their cover this morning. How do you feel about seeing them there?