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Gunfire And Mortar Shelling Reported Around Tripoli

Posted 10.20.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Heavy two-way gunfire and mortar shelling has been heard in Tripoli, as rebels inch closer to the capital from the western moun...

Libya Rebels Capture Main Square In Key City

AP | By DARIO LOPEZ | Posted 10.20.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Heavy gunfire and explosions rattled the Libyan capital Saturday after rebels seized control of a major coastal city just west of Tr...

As Rebels Approach Tripoli, U.N. Envoy Meets With Both Sides In Conflict

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

ZAWIYA, Libya — The day Libyan rebels advanced into the strategic city of Zawiya, Moammar Gadhafi's forces clamped down on the local hospital. ...

Libyan Rebels Threaten To Cut Tripoli From Oil And Food

Posted 10.15.2011 | World

ZAWIYA, Libya - Libya's rebels threatened to isolate Tripoli by blocking key supply routes and cutting oil pipelines on Monday after a dramatic weeken...

Gaddafi Reportedly Fires Scud Missile At Rebel Territory

The Telegraph | Damien McElroy | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

Col Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan government appeared to be preparing for a last violent final showdown after it emerged that his beleaguered regime had fi...

In Western Mountains, Libyan Rebels Claim Most Successful Advance In Months

AP | By KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

ZINTAN, Libya -- Rebels in the western mountains of Libya spent weeks meticulously organizing in the town of Zintan for what has now become the opposi...

Libyan Rebels Claim Biggest Boost To Campaign In Weeks, Government Denies Claim

Reuters | Nick Carey | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

By Nick Carey MISRATA, Libya, July 18 (Reuters) - Rebel forces have routed most of Muammar Gaddafi's troops in the Libyan oil town of Brega in ...

As U.S. Backs Off, Gaddafi Is 'Still Killing His People'

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after a dark-of-night barrage of mostly U.S. missiles and bombs opened the international air assault on Libya's Moammar Gadhaf...

Libya: The Face of 21st Century Conflict

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary Hart

Conflict in this century will make 20th Century nation-state wars against imperialists, fascists, and communists look simple by comparison. Good guys versus bad guys. But what principles do we use to decide on intervention where neither side threatens us, where both sides or all sides may be unpleasant guys, where one side or both sides don't wear uniforms, and where clear moral authority is not possessed by anyone?

Blog Watch: Illegal Gaddafi Caricatures In Libya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The New York Times' Lens blog has an interesting gallery of Gaddafi caricatures, artwork, and graffiti made to protest the Libyan leader and portray h...

Saving Libya, Saving American Credibility

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Obama's public statements that Gaddafi "must go" have staked America's credibility on the opposition's success -- a credibility made fragile by our letting expedient considerations trump our supposed commitment to democracy in the past.

Marcus Baram

Libya's Billions Invested In U.S. Private Equity, Big Banks | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Barack Obama's executive order freezing $30 billion in assets of Muammar Gaddafi, his family and the Libyan government coul...

Clinton: U.S. Ready To Aid Libyan Opposition

AP/The Huffington Post | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration stands ready to offer "any type of assistance" to Libyans seeking to oust Muammar Gaddafi, Secretary ...

What's With Libya? Who Are the Gaddafis?

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Despite Gaddafi's reputation as delusional, he still controls his own propaganda machine and media. An assassin's bullet could find its mark, things could disintegrate from within, but the Gaddafi clan is far from done.

Gaddafi-Switzerland Row Escalates, US Forced To Apologize To Libya Leader

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. State Department has been drawn into an international dispute between Libya and Switzerland after Muammar Gaddafi demanded an apology for dis...

Gaddafi UN Speech: 5 Arguments Inside His Rant

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi's 96-minute speech at the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday has been called "rambling," "long" and "incoheren...

Gaddafi Proposes Abolishing Switzerland

FP Passport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A UN spokesman tells the Swiss News Agency that Libya submitted a proposal to the General Assembly calling for the dissolution of Switzerland last mon...

Libya Celebrates Four Decades Of Muammar Gaddafi

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU and BEN CURTIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya staged a lavish spectacle Tuesday, parading white-robed horsemen and gold-turbaned dancers as jets streaked overhead to c...