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."
Moscow. The presidential aircraft of Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi returned to the country for the first time in eight years after maintenance, the Libya Observer reported ... There, the aircraft was in maintenance because its surface was damaged by bullets ... ... ... ... ... ... .
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 21st June, 2021) The presidential aircraft of Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi returned to the country for the first time in eight years after maintenance, the Libya Observer reported ... There, the aircraft was in maintenance because its surface was damaged by bullets ... ....
The international community must focus on providing civilians in war-torn Libya with their day-to-day needs, aid groups have said, in the run-up to a major conference meant to bring the country a step closer to peace and stability ... Libya has suffered recurring conflict since dictator Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011 ... ....
Before Muammar Gaddafi's ouster, Libyans steered well clear of the Bab al-Aziziya compound from where the dictator ruled, but a housing shortage in Tripoli has forced squatters to move in ... Much of the sprawling compound was destroyed in NATO bombardments during the 2011 uprising against Gaddafi and then rebels went on the rampage, ransacking it.
The coastal road is an important trade route that has been closed since Haftar's militias launched a failed offensive to capture the capital Tripoli in 2019 ... 23. Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
Local sources in the south told Al Jazeera that the convoy that arrived on Saturday consisted of Tuareg fighters and forces loyal to former strongman Muammar Gaddafi. Libya has been racked with chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled Gaddafi in 2011 and eventually split the ...
MISRATA ...The US embassy in Libya said this is a significant development via Twitter ... Libya, a major North African oil producer, has had little peace or stability since the NATO-backed rising against Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and a split in 2014 between warring eastern and western factions ... ....
Prime MinisterAbdulhamid Dbeibeh used a mechanical digger to remove the earth roadblock at the last western checkpoint on the highway ...Libya, a major North African oil producer, has had little peace or stability since a NATO-backed uprising against Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and a split in 2014 between warring eastern and western factions ... .
“It just goes to show that Libya is still deeply divided ... Libya, a major North African oil producer, has had little peace or stability since the NATO-backed rising against Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and a split in 2014 between warring eastern and western factions. Haftar’s forces ... Haftar, right, meeting with French PresidentEmmanuel Macron [File ... .
Libya, a major North African oil producer, has had little peace or stability since the NATO-backed rising against Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and a split in 2014 between warring eastern and western factions ... “I hope the road will reopen today because it is easier, faster and cheaper for us,” he said. HAFTAR’S CLOUT ... .
In 2017, the Argentinian submarine ARASan Juan with its crew of 44 went missing off the country's coast while on a training exercise ... He cited the US' confrontation with Libya's Muammar Gaddafi regime in the 1980s, where the US Navy was concerned about the latter's tiny fleet of Soviet-built submarines, despite their poor state of readiness ... ....
Egypt is looking forward to the Libyan general elections scheduled for Dec ... The Libyan parliament approved in March an interim unity government to run the country until the general elections held later this year which are expected to end a decade-long civil war that followed the ouster and killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 ... Enditem. .