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Tony Blair with Colonel Gaddafi in 2007 | (File photo/eveningtimes.co.uk)

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has been asked to give evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into compensation for Libyan-sponsored IRA violence. The late Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi supplied arms to the IRA during the Troubles and Libyan Semtex was a key weapon in its bombing campaign. Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee is examining government efforts to seek redress for UK victims. It has asked Mr Blair to respond to concerns raised about his role. (BBC)