Colonel Gaddafi

Tony Blair: I Was Not Trying To Save Gaddafi When I Telephoned Him About Stepping Down

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

Throwing Colonel Gaddafi “under a bus” in Libya signalled to dictators such as Bashir Assad not to give up their chemical weapons, Tony Blair said...

Clinton Emails Reveal Blair Urged Gaddafi To Leave Libya During Uprising

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Tony Blair privately told Colonel Gaddafi to leave Libya before the 2011 rebellion reached the “point of no return,” according to the ...

Intervention Was Not the Cause of Libya's Woes - Quite the Opposite

James Snell | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Libya is now in flames. This might seem to be a rather hyperbolic note on which to begin, but it is true. The country is spiralling out of control, and the city of Benghazi, the former rebel capital in the 2011 revolution against the dictatorship of Colonel Gaddafi, has reportedly been captured by Islamist militants and declared an 'Islamic emirate'.

Saddam Hussein Captured 10 Years Ago Today

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

It's 10 years to the day that Saddam Hussein was tracked down and captured by US forces. It was an ignominious end for the former Iraqi president, ...

Gaddafi's Playboy Son Pictured In Court For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi, has made a rare appearance since being captured by rebels nearly two years...

Forget Trees - Planting Celebrities Will Save the World

Ben Acheson | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK
Ben Acheson

Despite the laughable hypocrisy, the benefits of celebrity environmentalism are obvious, even when they merely regurgitate inoffensive green buzzwords. They draw attention to unnoticed issues. They mobilise people. When they speak, we listen.

Why Did Colonel Gaddafi Refuse To Handle Letters

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

Former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi would only handle copies of letters for "security reasons", a High Court judge heard on Wednesday. A Jord...

The Surprising Countries Left Off Rendition List

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

More than 20 European nations offered support to covert CIA operations to kidnap terror suspects - but many Western countries are conspicuously absent...

Jessica Elgot

Access Of Evil? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

As US President George W Bush made his famous speech about the "axis of evil", and his administration named countries including Iran, Iraq, Syria and ...

Were French And Canadian 'Jihadists' Among In Amenas Hostage-Takers?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

French and Canadian militants could have been among those who stormed an Algerian gas field, taking hundreds hostage and killing dozens, according to ...

Hague: Libya Intervention Stopped North Africa Terror 'From Being Worse'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The threat of extremism in North Africa could be "much worse" if the West had not intervened in Libya, William Hague has warned. The Foreign Secret...

Gaddafi Torture Victim Receives £2.23m Settlement From British Government

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

A leading Libyan opponent of Colonel Gaddafi, forcibly returned to the north African country in a joint operation with the UK and US, where he was tor...

Charlie Lindlar

Gaddafi 'Killed By Grenade And Bayonet' | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

A new report into the final hours leading to Muammar Gaddafi's death nearly one year ago has claimed that the Libyan dictator was killed in captivity ...

Damascus Volcano Hastens the Defeat of Assad and Realpolitik

John Slinger | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Politics
John Slinger

The rebels' ability to strike at the heart of the Syrian regime's feared security apparatus, to battle its troops in Damascus and take control of border crossings, in a coordinated, well-planned and executed campaign, shows that Assad is doomed.

Scottish Justice Secretary Stands By al-Megrahi Release

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

Scotland's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has defended his decision to release the Lockerbie bomber almost three years ago as the only man convicte...

Lose Weight Now, Ask Me How: With Kim Jong-un and His Hips, Thighs and Buns

Alistair Coleman | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Alistair Coleman

It must be terribly hard work being a military dictator these days, having to spend your nights with one eye open in case the down-trodden proles get ideas above their station and run amok through the streets in brazen revolution while you have to flee for your life down a sewage pipe.

No Military Intervention in Syria: The Real Reason

Ben Wakeling | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Ben Wakeling

Since March 2011, when the uprising in Syria first began, over 8,000 people have been killed by Bashar al-Assad's regime. Videos surface daily of inju...

Sarkozy Denies 'Grotesque' Claims He Received £42m From Gaddafi To Fund 2007 Election Campaign

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has denied "grotesque" claims he received £42m to fund his 2007 election from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. ...

Sarkozy 'Received £42m From Gaddafi To Fund 2007 Election Campaign'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

French President Nicolas Sarkozy received £42m to fund his election from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, it was claimed today. Published on...

2012: The Year for Change in Sierra Leone - and Africa

Julius Maada Bio | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK
Julius Maada Bio

If our President is to be believed, then Sierra Leone is booming. Supported by Tony Blair and international lobbyists, he has taken this message around the world. But good PR is no substitute for the truth. When Colonel Gaddafi gifted honorary membership of the Sierra Leonean parliament, there is so clearly much that is rotten.

'You Should Be Immensley Proud': Cameron's Tells Libyans One Year On

PA | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Politics

One year on from the start of the revolution in Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron has promised that the UK would continue to support the country as ...

Scotland Yard To Investigate UK Complicity In Torture Of Libyan Rebels

Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Scotland Yard is to investigate the alleged role played by MI6 and British ministers in the rendition and torture of two Libyan dissidents, one of who...

Kim Jong Il and How to Be a Leader

Tim Clare | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Tim Clare

Dictators have always been a rare and persecuted breed. In the 20th century, 77% of all dictators had at least one assassination attempt made against them. Saluting military parades from a balcony while embezzling most of your country's GDP seems, increasingly, like a dying art.

LSE Admits 'Mistake' In Accepting £300,000 From Colonel Gaddafi

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The head of the London School of Economics says a report criticising its acceptance of a £1.5 million donation from Libya showed "failings in our gov...

Is This Video Of Gaddafi Blasting Mugabe In the Face With A Water Pistol Bad Taste?

Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK

It has been a bad year for dictators and now South African fast food chicken restaurant Nando's has turned the fall of regimes to its advantage. It...