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Finally, a hunted Gaddafi bleeds to death


October 20th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Oct 20 (IANS) Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled Libya with an iron fist for over 40 years, was killed Thursday after being on the run for some two months when ... Read more...

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Iraqi legislators oppose execution of Saddam regime officials


July 17th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 17 (IANS) Iraqi lawmakers have opposed the execution of two top military officials of former dictator Saddam Hussein's regime, warning that it could lead to sectarian conflicts, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Pak Christians say they’re being persecuted for US drone attacks


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 24(ANI): Pakistani Christians are being persecuted for US drone attacks on Islamic militants hiding in Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, according to community members.The Christian minority, which accounts for ... Read more...

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Egyptian court rejects Mubarak’s appeal to stop prosecutors seizing his billions


March 9th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar 9 (ANI): An Egyptian court has blocked an appeal by ousted President Hosni Mubarak, allowing prosecutors to seize his billions of dollars that he had illegally transferred during his nearly ... Read more...

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Ugandan opposition leader sings praises of ex-dictator Idi Amin


February 1st, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Arua (Uganda), Feb.1 (ANI): A Ugandan opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, has praised the country's former dictator and despot Idi Amin, saying that the latter had done more for the country than long-serving ... Read more...

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Musharraf wanted technocrat-led Pak govt within months of 2008 elections: WikiLeaks


December 5th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 5(ANI): Just after six months of the 2008 general elections in Pakistan, former president Pervez Musharraf was mulling to replace the freshly elected government with that of technocrats, a ... Read more...

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Musharraf asked to answer ‘32 questions’ over Benazir murder case


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 23 (ANI): The investigation into former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination has been extended to former president Pervez Musharraf, and a questionnaire carrying 32 questions has been sent to ... Read more...

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Campbell ‘felt she was on trial while testifying at war crimes tribunal’


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Naomi Campbell says she felt as if she was on trial instead of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor's, when she testified at an international war crimes tribunal this ... Read more...

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Benazir’s return from abroad not result of ‘deal’ but ‘political dialogue’: Faisal Abidi


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 3 (ANI): Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's mandatory stay abroad until the 2008 general elections cannot be called a 'deal' as claimed by the former President Pervez Musharraf, ... Read more...

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Malik passes NRO accountability buck to Musharraf


October 3rd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 3 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Abdul Rehman Malik has stated that former president Pervez Musharraf will not only have to face a number of criminal and civil cases registered ... Read more...

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Ceausescu’s Remains Exhumed For DNA Test


July 22nd, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Bucharest, Romania, July 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Exhumation of what is believed to be the remains of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife were carried out by a group of ... Read more...

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SC petition filed for ‘red warrants’ against Musharraf in Bugti case


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 22(ANI): Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti, Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) chief and son of Nawab Akbar Bugti, has filed a petition in the Pakistan Supreme Court seeking arrest of the ... Read more...

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Panama’s ex-dictator Manuel Noriega ‘to claim diplomatic immunity’


April 27th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27(ANI): Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega is expected to claim diplomatic immunity when he appears in a French court on money laundering charges after being extradited from the United States.Noriega, ... Read more...

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Floating golf course in Maldives to counter threat of global warming


March 12th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Islands of the Maldives is poised to build a floating golf course and convention centre in what could be the first of a series ... Read more...

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Musharraf to be put on trial upon return to Pakistan in violation of ‘clandestine’ deal


January 25th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 25 (ANI): If former dictator Pervez Musharraf returns to Pakistan to participate in the country's politics, the ruling Pakistan People's Party government would put him on trial in the ... Read more...

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Former SCBA president offers to buy Musharraf return ticket to face music back home


October 30th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.30 (ANI): Former Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Chaudhary Aitzaz Ahsan has asked former President General Pervez Musharraf to return back to the country and fight the ... Read more...

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‘Unperturbed’ Musharraf vows to defend himself in Pak courts


October 1st, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct.1 (ANI): Unperturbed by the volley of cases being lodged against him for imposing emergency in the country in November 2007, former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that he ... Read more...

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Zardari says Pak needs 100 billion dollars to resolve economic crises


September 19th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 19 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said his country requires 100 billion dollars to resolve its ongoing economic crises."We are passing through a thorny period, we have ... Read more...

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PML-N blames PPP for ‘not being interested’ in Musharraf’s trial


September 9th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep. 9 (ANI): PML-N Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal has said that the PPP backed out of its promise on trying former President Pervez Musharraf.The Dawn quoted Iqbal as saying ... Read more...

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A Q Khan a free man again


September 1st, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 1(ANI): A Q Khan, Pakistani nuclear scientist, widely regarded as the founder of Pakistan's nuclear program, is a free man again and many consider that he may share the secrets ... Read more...

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‘Pak Govt. should take initiative for Musharraf’s trial’


August 9th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug. 9 (ANI): A prominent Pakistani legal expert has said the PPP-led government should take the initiative to prosecute former president Pervez Musharraf for violating the constitution.The Dawn quoted former ... Read more...

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Pak senators want action against Musharraf for violating Constitution


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 22 (ANI): Members of Pakistan's National Assembly have asked the Government to take action against former President Pervez Musharraf for violating the Constitution and recommended introduction of a comprehensive ... Read more...

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Saddam’s bed still ‘too scary’ for honeymooners


April 21st, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 21 (ANI): Iraq's tourism industry is banking on Saddam Hussein's "popularity" by offering the former dictator's bedroom as the honeymoon suite for 150 pounds. However, the idea hasn't sit ... Read more...

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Musharraf playing cards, enjoying life as Pak reels under tensions


March 24th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 24 (ANI): Within six months of his resignation and being declared one of the most hated men in Pakistan, former President Pervez Musharraf spent Pakistan Day participating in a ... Read more...

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Musharraf expected to be aggressive during India visit


March 5th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.5 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, who will be visiting India later this week to participate in the India Today Conclave, is expected to be aggressive tone during ... Read more...

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No takers for Saddam’’s 21 million pound yacht


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Jan.22 (ANI): The Iraqi government is struggling to sell a 21 million pound yacht designed for former dictator Saddam Hussein. Saddam never actually got to sail the yacht that was ... Read more...

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Former Myanmar dictator’s daughter released


December 13th, 2008 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 13 (DPA) Myanmar has released San Dar Win, a daughter of the country's former dictator Ne Win, from six years of house arrest in her lakeside home in Yangon, relatives ... Read more...

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