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The No-Fly Zone Decision

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is in a tough spot on the whether or not to push for a no-fly zone over Libya. He is weighing the costs and benefits of the situation, and his reluctance to get involved may turn out, in the long run, to be the correct decision.

Gaddafi's Wager on International Confusion and Hesitation

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

There's an unwillingness, especially on the part of Americans and Europeans, to enter as party to the Libyan war. Such retreat should not signify an open mandate for the Libyan regime to strike violently against the people.

Clinton In Paris For Talks On Libya Crisis

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Under pressure from allies and growing calls for military intervention in Libya, the Obama administration on Monday held its first high-...

Gaddafi on Political Assassinations and the Glory of Suicide

Ibrahim Warde | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ibrahim Warde

Gaddafi's erratic behavior and preposterous claims make it difficult to take him seriously, yet some of his utterances during his 42 years in power provide insights into his mindset and warrant closer examination.

Gaddafi Showers Strategic Oil Port With Rockets

AP | By PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAS LANOUF, Libya -- Government forces drove hundreds of rebels from a strategic oil port with a withering rain of rockets and tank shells on Thursday...

5 Celebs Who Took Gaddafi's Money (And What They're Doing With It Now)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Gaddafi may not be winning points with philanthropists around the world, but his money could do some major good. In February, cables released by th...

Libya: Colonel What's His Name?

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Rosen

There I was yesterday morning, drinking my coffee and reading the latest about Libya in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Something was ...

Gaddafi Forces Hit Oil Facilities In Central Libya

AP/The Huffington Post | PAUL SCHEMM and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAS LANOUF, Libya — Forces loyal to Moammar Gaddafi struck an oil pipeline and oil storage facility Wednesday, sending a giant yellow fireball i...

Tehran's Dilemma in Trying to Have It Both Ways

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

To no one's surprise, the regime ruling Iran is watching the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, searching for a way to exploit the outcomes to its advantage.

Libya Official Flies To Egypt With Gaddafi Message

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- A high-ranking member of the Libyan military landed in Cairo on Wednesday and embassy staff told Egyptian officials that he was carrying a me...

Clinton: No-Fly Zone Must Have International Support

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 8, 2011 10:43:46 PM LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) - Any no-fly zone over Libya must have international backing and not be a U.S.-led effort, ...

As Libyan Bombings Continue, West Pressed To Formulate Plan

AP | PAUL SCHEMM and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - After dramatic successes over the past weeks, Libya's rebel movement appears to have hit a wall of overwhelming power from loyal...

Newt Gingrich: Libya No-Fly Zone Should Happen 'This Evening'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A number of politicians have come out in favor of intervention in Libya in recent days, including Senators John McCain and John Kerry, reports the Nat...

Lack Of Training, Discipline Costing Libyan Rebels

Los Angeles Times | David Zucchino | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Ras Lanuf, Libya On Saturday, Libyan rebels in jeans and sneakers danced in the streets of Bin Jawwad, celebrating a victory over gover...

U.N.: 1 Million In Libya Will Need Aid

AP/The Huffington Post | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA (AP) -- Up to 1 million foreign workers and others trapped in Libya are expected to need emergency aid because of fighting in the North African...

Libyan Soldiers Allegedly Killed For Refusing To Shoot Rebels (Graphic Video)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A disturbing video surfaced on Monday allegedly showing Libyan soldiers who were killed for refusing to shoot rebels. Al Jazeera posted the video, and...

Morgan Stanley Stops All Oil Trading With Libya

Reuters | Emma Farge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON (Reuters) - Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley has stopped trading oil with Libya, a trade source said on Monday, in an early indication that U...

WATCH: The Most 'Winning' Charlie Sheen Parodies

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

In a week, Charlie Sheen went from being a mildly talented and successful sit-com actor to the most unhinged, obsessed-over drug addict on the planet.

Libyan Rebels Try To Regroup After Setback

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAS LANOUF, Libya - Libyan rebels said Monday they will regroup and bring in heavy weapons after forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi pounded opposition fi...

No Cheering in the Press Box, Please

Terence Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terence Smith

Extraordinary winds of change are blowing through the Arab world. It is huge news, so let's treat it with the professionalism and independence a truly monumental event deserves.

Obama Declares Gaddafi Must Leave

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi "step down from power and leave," his most explicit sta...

Liberated Libya Rejects U.S. Intervention

Paul Jay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Jay

2011-03-03-rnn.jpgOn the streets of liberated Benghazi people say no to McCain, Lieberman and any U.S. intervention.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Takes On Muammar Gaddafi's Insane Behavior

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

On Wednesday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart did his second segment on Libya since the populist uprising, this time focusing on Muammar Gaddafi's in...

Rebels Deploy Around Strategic Libyan Oil Port

AP | By PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BREGA, Libya -- Mutinous army units in pickup trucks armed with machine-guns and rocket launchers deployed around the strategic oil installation at Br...

The Roman Spectacle of Charlie Sheen and the Gladiator Within Us

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Smaldino

As we watch uprisings in other parts of the world, we don't recognize that it takes popular participation to stop the bullying. Instead, we fix our own addictions by visiting the modern Coliseum of TV or Twitter to see who said what.