Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has long elicited chuckles abroad with his outlandish attire and over-the-top rhetoric, but his brutal crackdown this week is no laughing matter. This backgrounder offers a look at how the eccentric dictator came to power – and how he's held on to it for 41 years.
Cyberattacks sent MasterCard's website into a tailspin. The page has been up-again, down-again as hackers stage a cyberattack protest in support of WikiLeaks.
Homeland Security talks about changes needed to improve air cargo security, while lobbying by the multibillion-dollar freight industry slows process.
The release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbasit al-Megrahi, the Libyan agent convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, has rekindled conspiracy theories that he was innocent. Investigators say they can only scratch their heads.
Libyan President Muammar Qaddafi acknowledges a crowd in Marsa Matruh, Egypt, in March 1999. Qaddafi will speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday and arrives with more than a flashy outfit and brightly colored bedouin tent. Emotions are still raw over the recent release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel al-Megrahi to a hero's welcome in Tripoli.
Fidel Castro is showcasing a theory that the shadowy Bilderberg Group has become a kind of global government, controlling not only international politics and economics, but even culture.
Libya leader Muammar Qaddafi may throw a party for convicted Lockerbie murderer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, released one year ago today. Britain is warning against such action.
Convicted Lockerbie bomber Megrahi is expected to be fêted by Libya's Qaddafi as he marks one year since his release on compassionate medical grounds from the UK. Questions have risen about a possible BP role in pushing for the release.
At the White House to discuss Afghanistan and the global economy, British Prime Minister David Cameron was instead questioned by reporters about allegations that BP pressured Scotland to free the Lockerbie bomber in a bid to improve business ties with Libya.
Libya, a one-time global pariah whose leader's son is sponsoring an aid boat to Gaza this week, has seen dramatic economic progress since the lifting of sanctions for funding terrorism, nuclear proliferation. Is this a model for Iran and North Korea?