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Muammar Gaddafi Killed

Libya: Sarko the Impulsive Meets Dorian Gray

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 12.24.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Make no mistake about it: the Gaddafi takedown, which ended with the holed-up dictator, à la Saddam Hussein, shot in the neck and chest, would not ha...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought us the latest episode of a certain reality show in which semi-famous people compete not to get voted off by dancing around, falling down, and generally making fools of themselves. I'm talking, of course, about the GOP debate in Las Vegas, which featured an intense, Spanish-flavored tango performed by Mitt Romney and Rick Perry (Romney, with his firm grip on Perry's shoulder, was clearly doing the leading). Elsewhere, in landscapes as disparate as Zanesville, Ohio and Sirte, Libya, armed gunmen hunted down and killed their prey -- the wild beasts on the run from the Muskingum County Animal Farm generating far more sympathy than the deposed (and despised) former dictator, whose death did nothing to answer the vexing question of how to actually spell his name, leaving obit writers everywhere to choose between Gaddafi, Qaddafi, Kadafi, Gadhafi, Gadafy, and the Man with the Golden Gun.

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Did Newspapers Go Too Far In Gaddafi Coverage?

Posted 12.21.2011 | Media

The news of Muammar Gaddafi's death was, naturally, the lead story in many newspapers around the world on Friday. But the gruesome nature of the Libya...

WATCH: How Much Of The World Learned About Gaddafi's Death (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 12.20.2011 | Media

The news of Muammar Gaddafi's capture and death spread like wildfire across the world on Thursday. Media outlets, world leaders and locals in Libya we...

The Gaddafi Family Scrapbook

Foreign Policy | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

While the killing of Muammar al-Qaddafi today in Sirte begins a new chapter for the free Libyan people, it's also a particularly opportune time to loo...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Charts Delicate Ways To Highlight Bin Laden, Gaddafi's Deaths

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It is, perhaps, a crass question to ask, but it's one that is already being bandied about in the upper echelons of President Barac...

Matthew Perry's Old Sitcom Predicted Gaddafi's Death

Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment

The news that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed in his hometown of Sirte took the world by storm Thursday morning, but any...

NATO To Decide Friday On Libya Campaign

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — NATO officials say the alliance's governing body will meet Friday to decide to end the seven-month bombing campaign over Libya. NATO...

Sirte: Information About City Where Gaddafi Was Born, Killed

Posted 12.20.2011 | World

Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed dictator of Libya, was killed on Thursday following Libyan fighters' capture of Sirte, the former ruler's hometown. Ac...

Obama Addresses Death Of Muammar Gaddafi

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the death of Muammar Gaddafi at a press conference on Thursday. "One of the world's longest-serving dictators is n...

Timeline Of Events Leading Up To The Reported Death Of Muammar Gaddafi

AP | By CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE and KIM GAMEL | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

By CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE and KIM GAMEL, Associated Press SIRTE, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until...

Gaddafi's Iconic Golden Gun Taken After His Death

Posted 12.20.2011 | World

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed Thursday in his hometown of Sirte, after National Transitional Council (NTC) forces captured the tow...

Libya Latest News Updates

Posted 12.20.2011 | World

Reports of Muammar Gaddafi's death in his hometown of Sirte set off celebrations in Libya with hopes that the dictator's reported death will help lead...

White House Officials Hold Press Conference On Reports Of Muammar Gaddafi's Death

Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

White House officials held a press conference on Thursday to address reports of Muammar Gaddafi's death. The AP reports: U.S. officials already...

Politicians React To Death Of Gaddafi

Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

After news broke on the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday, it didn't take long for reaction from across the political spectrum to p...

Gaddafi's Maddening 42-Year Rule

AP | KIM GAMEL and LEE KEATH | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — During nearly 42 years in power, Moammar Gadhafi ruled with an eccentric brutality. He was so mercurial he turned Libya into an...

Media Exercises Caution In Gaddafi Reporting

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Media

The news of Muammar Gaddafi's death sent media outlets into a breaking news frenzy, as conflicting narratives, gruesome pictures and chaotic reports a...

Joshua Hersh

Gaddafi Killed: Libyan Dictator's Demise A Major Step For Peaceful Transition

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

The reported death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who has been in hiding since rebels seized his government headquarters in Tripoli in Aug...

Graphic Photo Reportedly Shows Gaddafi Captured, Killed

Posted 12.20.2011 | World

After Libyan rebels captured Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte on Thursday, reports surfaced that the ousted Libya leader had been captured and kill...

Gaddafi Reportedly Killed After Capture Of Sirte

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

Longtime dictator of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, has been killed following the capture of his hometown of Sirte. [CLICK HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES] There...