Muammar Qaddafi was the autocratic ruler of Libya, from 1969 when he seized power in a military coup, until 2011 when his government was overthrown by a NATO-backed rebel force in a civil war.
Libyan leader looking for exit strategy?
Libyan leader calls U.N. resolution 'craziness'
Allied airstrikes cripple Qaddafi ’s regime
Qaddafi Forces continue attacks in Libya
Reports of bloody crackdown in Tripoli; country's U.N. mission calls for Qaddafi to step down
Amb. John Bolton weighs in
Protests are turning violent
Obama reaffirms that Qaddafi must go
Violence grows in Tripoli as Qaddafi swears to fight to his 'last drop of blood'
What's next course of action if economic sanctions don't weaken Qaddafi's power?
Qaddafi opponents begin to push west in Libya
Qaddafi reportedly not target of coalition attacks
Top government officials defecting from defiant Libyan leader
Former Libyan Ambassador Ali Suleiman Ajuali on the unrest in Libya
Lt. Col. Oliver North on military action in Libya, Qaddafi
Pentagon confirms 22 missiles launched in 24 hours
Next step for U.S. military?
Gaddafi says I am in Tripoli not in Venezuela
Middle East expert Aaron Miller says Libyan leader is tenacious but will join 'dustbin of history'