Muammar Gadhafi's mother was Jewish, the late Libyan leader's chief of protocol told an Arabic newspaper.
As the dust settles after six months of fighting in Libya, U.S. officials are stepping up efforts to identify Islamic militants who might pose a threat in a post-Gadhafi power vacuum.
Libyan rebels are almost certain that Muammar Gaddafi's son Khamis and his intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi have been killed during fighting with their units, the top rebel military spokesman said on Monday.
Palestinians in Gaza have acquired anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets from Libya during its six-month civil war, enlarging but not significantly improving their arsenal, Israeli officials said on Monday.
He was the Arab world’s most quixotic leader.
Remnants of forces still loyal to Muammar Gaddafi staged a desperate stand in Tripoli on Tuesday as rebels fought their way into the capital, but the whereabouts of the veteran leader was a mystery.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi to stop fighting and allow a peaceful transition of power in the oil-producing North African state.
Muammar Gadhafi told Libyan rebels on Thursday his armed forces were coming to their capital Benghazi tonight and would not show any mercy to fighters who resisted them. In a radio address, he told Benghazi residents that soldiers would search every house in the city and people who had no arms had no reason to fear.
Beleaguered Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi belongs in the trash, President Shimon Peres said during an address to a student association in Jerusalem.
Revolutions spreading through the Middle East added timeliness and weight to the convening of three former secretaries of state by American Jewish University (AJU) on Feb. 28, at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, all active authors and advocates on the international scene, joined AJU President Robert Wexler on stage to agree on just about everything and bicker over only a few matters.
The favorite word of Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, appears to be “accountability.” Yet with her own agency tainted by its longtime disregard of Libyan human rights violations -- and by apologists for Libyan strongman Muammar Gadhafi occupying key U.N. positions -- it’s high time for the high commissioner to prove that accountability begins at home.
Al Jazeera television said Libyan rebels rejected an offer by Muammar Gadhafi on Monday to hold a parliament meeting to work out a deal under which he would step down. Al Jazeera said sources from the rebel interim council told its correspondent in Benghazi that the offer was rejected because it would have amounted to an "honorable" exit for Gadhafi and would offend his victims.