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  • n. A North African Muslim sect
  • n. A member of this sect


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  • This was a more serious matter, for the Senussi were the largest native tribe in Egypt, and Turkish and German officers had been very busy amongst them.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • 1915: The Light Horse was deployed against pro-Turkish Arabs of an Islamic sect known as the Senussi, in Egypt's western desert engaging them at Um Rakham


  • This year's Sakharov prize went to some deserving recipients, including Ahmed Senussi, who spent decades as a political prisoner in Libya, and Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian vendor whose self-immolation set the Arab revolts in motion.

    Asmaa Sakharov?

  • The ICC is concerned with preventing Seif Gadhafi and Mr. Senussi from escaping justice and doesn't want them to be able to hide away in a remote corner of Africa or flee to a country that doesn't recognize the remit of the court, according to an official at the court.

    Court Tries to Net Son of Gadhafi

  • As the story said, the indictment lodged against leading figures in the Libyan regime alleged crimes against humanity, not war crimes; and the accusations were not made by the international criminal court but by the ICC prosecutor the court's judges have yet to rule on the prosecutor's application for arrest warrants against Muammar Gaddafi, one of his sons, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi.

    Corrections and clarifications

  • Outside, Qassim Senussi surveyed the burned building with a smile.

    Gaddafi opponents spread control deeper into west Libya

  • Gadhafi's sons and his powerful intelligence chief, Abdullah Senussi, to flee Benghazi for Tripoli when the uprising began.

    Libya Killing Casts Pall on Top Rebels

  • Cohen, a former U.S. diplomat who met with Senussi several times as a private businessman in the late 1990s and early 2000s, said the security chief was "the most paranoid" member of Gaddafi's inner circle when it came to dealing with Washington but eventually warmed to the idea.

    Fate of Gaddafi inner circle also at stake

  • Senussi, who is also a brother-in-law to Gaddafi, was convicted in absentia in France for masterminding the 1989 bombing of a French passenger airplane in which 170 people died.

    Fate of Gaddafi inner circle also at stake

  • In 2003, Senussi and Kusa were both accused of attempting to carry out an order from Gaddafi to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah, now the king.

    Fate of Gaddafi inner circle also at stake


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