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An Interview with Libya's Ambassador to the United Nations

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Joseph Braude

Joseph Braude met with Ambassador Ibrahim al-Dabbashi, the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations, to discuss hopes for reconstruction and renewal of civil society and state institutions, and a culture of religious moderation and tolerance.

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

The Libyan Revolution's Hard Reset: A UN Solution to Unblock the Libyan Stalemate

Sasha Toperich | Posted 06.14.2014 | World
Sasha Toperich

The Libyan people are disillusioned and have lost faith in their politicians to manage the country effectively. There is now a general sentiment that Libya has to urgently find an alternative way to fix the country or face pandemonium.

Libyan Rebels Trade Threats With Gov't In Tense Oil Tanker Stand-Off

Reuters | Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

By Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya, March 9 (Reuters) - Armed protesters in eastern Libya traded threats with the govern...

Nelson Mandela in Death, François Hollande in the Central African Republic, and Ali Zeidan in Paris

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

What accounts for that greatness? What does it take to become a global icon, one mourned by the entire planet, one whose incalculable legacy many have already rushed in to claim?

Ah, About Those Special Ops Raids ...

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William Bradley

Last weekend, in the midst of all the tumult over the debacle that is the federal government shutdown, came word of these two dramatic US special operations forces raids against jihadist leaders in Libya and Somalia.

Libyan Prime Minister Freed From Captivity: Report

AP | ESAM MOHAMMED and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was abducted by gunmen who snatched him from his hotel and held him for seve...

The Honor of Muslims

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The honor of Muslims is Islam, simply Islam, when it is true to its principle, which signifies (as everyone knows, but unfortunately, some have often forgotten): peace.

'Libya Will Not Allow Anyone To Threaten The Safety And Security Of Its Neighbors'

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Libyan authorities will not allow the country to be used as a launch pad for attacks that threaten the security of its n...