Saddam hanged at dawn
The execution took place at a military facility in northern Baghdad [AFP]
Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi dictator, has been hanged, Iraqi officials have said.
The execution took place shortly before 6am (03:00 GMT) on Saturday at an Iraqi miltary facility in northern Baghdad.
Iraqi television later showed footage of Saddam being placed in a noose by hangmen, cutting away just before his execution. The 69-year-old appeared calm, chatting to his hangmen as they wrapped his neck in black cloth and steered him towards the gallows.
Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi killed
Al Jazeera has acquired exclusive footage of the body of Muammar Gaddafi after he was killed in his hometown, Sirte.
Abdul Hafiz Ghoga, vice chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council, confirmed that the ousted leader had been killed on October 20, 2011 near Sirte.
"We announce to the world that Muammar Gaddafi has been killed at the hands of the revolutionaries," Ghoga told a news conference in Benghazi.
Egyptian dictator Mubarak is arrested after 29 years long presidency
The period spanning from the October 1981 assassination of President Anwar Sadat — Mubarak's predecessor — through February 2011, when Mubarak was overthrown by a revolution.
The Syrian dictator fights to keep power
In an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Syrian Ba'ath Party government and those seeking to oust it.
The conflict began on 15 March 2011, with popular demonstrations that grew nationwide by April 2011. These demonstrations were part of the wider Middle Eastern protest movement known as the Arab Spring.
Protesters demanded the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has held the presidency in Syria since 1971, as well as the end of Ba'ath Party rule.
In April 2011, the Syrian Army was deployed to quell the uprising, and soldiers fired on demonstrators across the country. After months of military sieges, the protests evolved into an armed rebellion. Opposition forces, mainly composed of defected soldiers and civilian volunteers, became increasingly armed and organized as they unified into larger groups. However, the rebels remained fractured, without organized leadership.
Fiji's democracy groups can learn from this and unite to remove the tyrant and treasonous Frank Bainimarama who is running form the law for murder, treason, sedition, rape and corruption, etc. Unite, against a common enemy to free our beloved Fiji from military dictatorship and oppression!