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Gaddafi taken deep into desert for secret burial

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Two trusted loyalists of Libya’s interim government were handed Muammar Gaddafi’s body to bury secretly deep in the Sahara desert on Tuesday after a cleric prayed over his decomposing corpse, an official said. The National Transitional Council (NTC) had disquieted many outsiders by putting the bodies…

Bachmann calls on hospitals to give away free health care

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) added to her list of unorthodox statements Saturday evening by telling an Iowa woman that she could rely on charities to provide health care for her son. The fading presidential candidate felt that this is the direction the country has to go in protecting the uninsured…

Bachmann: Gaddafi ‘may be’ still in power if I were president

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann admitted Sunday that Libya may still be under the rule of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi if she had been president instead of Barack Obama. In May, the candidate called the U.S. military action in Libya “a disaster in the making.” “If President Bachmann had been…

Libyan PM says he wishes Gaddafi had not been killed

LONDON (Reuters) – Libya’s Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said in an interview with the BBC on Saturday he wished former dictator Muammar Gaddafi had not been killed and instead had been put on trial for his crimes. Gaddafi’s body remained on public display in Libya on Saturday, bearing wounds assumed…

Gaddafi, in meat locker, still divides Libya

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s body lay in an old meat store on Friday as arguments over a burial, and his killing after being captured, dogged efforts by Libya’s new leaders to make a formal start on a new era of democracy. With a bullet wound visible through the…

Stewart on Gaddafi’s death: ‘What the f*ck is wrong’ with Republicans?

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart pointed out Thursday that there seemed to be no conservatives willing to give President Barack Obama and the United States any credit for the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. “The [Obama] administration reacted to today’s victory with relief and amazement, the Libyan people with…

Questions linger about Gaddafi’s death

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) – Disturbing images of a blood-stained and shaken Muammar Gaddafi being dragged around by angry fighters quickly circulated around the world after the Libyan dictator’s dramatic death near his home town of Sirte. The exact circumstances of his demise are still unclear with conflicting accounts of his…

Gaddafi’s killing fuels Syria’s Friday protests

AMMAN (Reuters) – The killing of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi fueled demonstrations across Syria after Friday prayers that called for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, braving a heavier than normal security presence, activists and residents said. “Gaddafi is finished. It is your turn now Bashar!” shouted demonstrators in the town…

WATCH LIVE: Libya reacts to reports of Gaddafi’s death

Libyans celebrated Thursday as reports came in claiming that Muammar Gaddafi had been killed. Watch this live video from Al Jazeera, broadcast Oct. 20, 2011.…

Report: Muammar Gaddafi has been killed

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) – Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte, Libya’s interim rulers said. His killing, which came swiftly after his capture near Sirte, is the most dramatic single development…

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