Sep 6th, 2012
Now that Abdullah al-Senussi has been extradited back to Libya, Scottish prosecutors are expected to try and question him about the 1988 bombing of PanAm Flight 103, which killed 270 people. By Duncan Gardham The notorious head of Libyan intelligence at the time of the Lockerbie bombing and the shoot...
Sep 5th, 2012
Deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s notorious spy chief is in custody in Tripoli after extradition from Mauritania, Libya’s premier said Wednesday, a step toward bringing the man linked to aircraft bombings and atrocities to justice. A plane carrying Abdullah al-Senoussi landed in t...
Apr 14th, 2012
Tripoli – Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie plane bombing, has been hospitalised in Tripoli in critical condition, a source close to his family said on Saturday. “Abdelbaset has been in hospital since yesterday and his condition is critical,” th...
Oct 21st, 2011
Tripoli – During nearly 42 years in power, Muammar Gaddafi ruled with an eccentric brutality. He was so mercurial he turned Libya into an isolated pariah, then an oil power courted by the West, then back again. At home, his whims became law and his visions became a warped dictatorship, until he...
Mar 26th, 2011
Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has warned that the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could seek revenge on Britain for its involvement in airstrikes. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, the politician said the dictator could stage another Lockerbie-style terrorist attack and admitted h...
In Facts about Africa
Oct 15th, 2010
Libya, once shunned by much of the international community over the 1988 bombing of a PanAm plane above the Scottish town of Lockerbie, has undergone a dramatic rehabilitation. Tripoli formally took responsibility for the incident in 2003. The move, part of a deal to compensate families of the 270 vi...