GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
1998: Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi agrees to hand over for trial the two Libyan men accused of the 1988 Pan Am/Lockerbie airplane bombing.

In handing over the suspects accused of the 1988 Pan Am bombing, Qaddafi submits to pressure from the United Nations, Nelson Mandela, and the Arab League.

NPR Lybia Offers Lockerbie Settlement
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Libya has offered to pay $2.7 billion to the families of victims of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jetliner over Lockerbie, Scotland.