The son of an impoverished Bedouin goat herder, Gaddafi became involved in politics while at school in Sabha, subsequently enrolling in the Royal Military Academy, Benghazi. Founding a revolutionary cell within the military, in 1969 they seized power from the absolute monarchy of King Idris in a bloodlesscoup. Becoming Chairman of the governing Revolutionary Command Council (RCC), Gaddafi abolished the monarchy and proclaimed the Republic. Ruling by decree, he implemented measures to remove what he viewed as foreign imperialist influence from Libya, and strengthened ties to Arab nationalist governments. Intent on pushing Libya towards "Islamic socialism", he introduced sharia as the basis for the legal system and nationalized the oil industry, using the increased revenues to bolster the military, implement social programs and fund revolutionary militants across the world. In 1973 he initiated a "Popular Revolution" with the formation of General People's Committees (GPCs), purported to be a system of direct democracy, but retained personal control over major decisions. He outlined his Third International Theory that year, publishing these ideas in The Green Book.
"Libyans do not know Denmark, they do not hate Denmark. They know Italy and they hate Italy."
"People would have killed the consul and his family if live ammunition had not been used."
"They said: 'so what if the consul and his family are killed. Italy killed some 700 000 Libyans'."
"There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet."
"The protesters were determined to kill the consul and his family when they attacked the Italian consulate in Benghazi. These protesters did not target Denmark because they have no idea about Denmark."
The president was swift to act on Sunday protests in several Tunisian cities against the ruling Islamist party, Ennahdha... These efforts helped Tunisia avoid the unrest seen in neighboring Libya following the overthrow of President Muammar Gaddafi, Stavros Kalenteridis, an international relations analyst, told Sputnik ... ....
Abdelhamid Dabaiba hopes to recover the missing billions by the end of his term and with this in mind has re-established contact with the people hunting Muammar Gaddafi's looted treasure. The prime minister has made a point of personally supervising ....
Muammar Gaddafi... In 2009, Muammar Gaddafi proposed the idea of the gold dinar to the states of the African continent, a currency backed by gold and facilitated by the transition from selling oil in dollars to selling oil for gold.38 The gold dinar would be a way to divert oil revenues toward state-controlled funds and away from the U.S.
During the attack, a vehicle belonging to the prison administration was stolen ...Libya has been gripped by an armed conflict between rival factions following the overthrow and murder of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 ... ....
The elections are seen in the West as a critical step in efforts to bring stability to Libya, which has been in chaos since the 2011 Nato-backed uprising against and toppling of Muammar Gaddafi...AguilaSaleh, speaker of the house of representatives, said he did not want to see further division ... “We have a constitutional declaration,” he said.
The elections are seen in the West as a critical step in efforts to bring stability to Libya, which has been in chaos since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising against Muammar Gaddafi...AguilaSaleh, speaker of the House of Representatives, said he did not want to see further division ... 24 ... The truce called for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave ... ....
The private February channel said al-Kani was killed by the Tariq bin Ziyad militia, affiliated with Haftar's forces, after raiding his residence, without providing further details ... On Feb ... Libyans hope that the move will end years of civil war that have engulfed the country since the ouster and killing of strongman Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
Tripoli , July 27 (ANI). Fifty-seven people have been presumed dead as boat carrying migrants has capsized off Libya, as per United Nations migration official ... Libya has become a major transit route for people trying to reach Europe by boat since chaos erupted after the 2011 revolt that toppled longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi, it reported further.