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Libya asks Niger to hand over Gadhafi’s son

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Libya demanded Niger hand over one of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons who is under house arrest in the neighboring African nation after he warned in a television interview that his homeland was facing a new uprising. Continue Reading

Osama bin Laden killing voted top news story of 2011

December 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The death of bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader who masterminded the Sept. 11 terror attacks, received 128 first-place votes out of 247 ballots cast for the top 10 stories. The Japan disaster was next, with 60 first-place votes. Placing third were the Arab Spring uprisings that rocked North Africa and the Middle East, while the European Union’s financial turmoil was No. 4. Continue Reading

In a year of cataclysms, a few faces stand out

December 15, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Seismic jolts shook 2011 uprisings that set a whole region afire, natural disasters of historic destructiveness, the demise of icons. But again and again amid these world-changing convulsions, the mirror of a single face, or two or three, joyous, tormented, panicked or hopeful, brought the larger-than-life moments back to human scale.
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Libya can try Gadhafi’s son, international court rules

November 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said today that Libya can put Moammar Gadhafi’s son and one-time heir apparent on trial at home, but that The Hague court’s judges must be involved in the case. Continue Reading

Gadhafi’s son seized in southern Libya

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Moammar Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam the only wanted member of the ousted ruling family to remain at large was captured as he traveled with aides in a convoy in Libya’s southern desert, Libyan officials said today. Thunderous celebratory gunfire shook the Libyan capital as the news spread. Continue Reading

Libyans want back property confiscated by Gadhafi

October 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Abdullah Ahmed Belal had all but given up on the sprawling seaside villa his family lost to squatters decades ago because of a provision in Moammar Gadhafi’s Green Book saying anybody who lives in the house should own it. Belal, a 48-year-old naval officer, is one of many Libyans who want their properties back now that the hated dictator is gone. Continue Reading

Insider: Stressed Gadhafi, on the run, shifted between rage, dispair in final weeks

October 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Moammar Gadhafi, his son Muatassim and an entourage of two dozen die-hard loyalists were largely cut off from the world while on the run, living in abandoned homes without TV, phones or electricity, using candles for light, said Mansour Dao, a member of the Gadhafi clan and former chief bodyguard. Continue Reading

LIBYA: Gadhafi, son buried in secret location during dawn Islamic ceremony

October 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The burial closed the book on Moammar Gadhafi’s nearly 42-year rule and the 8-month civil war to oust him, but did not silence international calls for an investigation into whether the widely despised tyrant was executed by his captors.
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Libya declared free, but Gadhafi death questioned

October 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Libya’s interim rulers declared the country liberated on Sunday after an 8-month civil war, launching the oil-rich nation on what is meant to be a two-year transition to democracy. But they laid out plans with an Islamist tone that could rattle their Western backers.
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Obama: Gadhafi, Iraq show renewed U.S. leadership

October 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama says the death of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi and the end of the Iraq war are powerful reminders of America’s renewed leadership in the world. At the same time, Obama said today that the U.S. now must tackle its “greatest challenge as a nation” rebuilding a weak economy and creating jobs with the “same urgency and unity that our troops brought to their fight.” Continue Reading