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Libya Rebels

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama Brokered Secret Deal Between 2 Arab States That Could Help End Libya's Civil War | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, two U.S. allies that have been fighting a proxy war in Libya since shortly after the 2011 overthrow ...

Letter to the Libyan Nation

Waheed Burshan | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Waheed Burshan

The Libyan revolution triumphed in autumn 2011 with the aid of several friendly countries, foremost among them France and the United States. At last, the future seemed open: fraternity, liberty, and prosperity would reign; we were united. Three years after our liberation, my heart bleeds.

Reshaping the Middle East: UAE Leads the Counter-revolution

James Dorsey | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The counter-revolutionary Gulf strategy has opened a window on potential differences not only between Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain on the one hand and Qatar on the other but also within the conservative counter-revolutionary camp itself.

Libya: Two Years Later

Jason Pack | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Jason Pack

Libyans want to put the Qadhafi era behind them, but they also want capable individuals to draft the constitution, keep the lights on and the oil flowing. To achieve this they need a strong, moderate leadership.

NYT: Weapons Sent To Libyan Rebels With U.S. Approval Fell Into Islamist Hands

The New York Times | JAMES RISEN, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials lat...

Libya and the West's Human Rights Hypocrisy

Dan Kovalik | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the West, and especially the United States, justified its aerial bombardment of Libya last year on the pretense of saving civilians from a possible attack by Gaddafi forces, the West is silent about the real and ongoing attack of the new Libyan regime upon the town of Bani Walid.

PHOTOS: Pro-American Libyans Slams Terrorism, Offers Apology For Tuesday's Attack

Posted 09.14.2012 | World

On the heels of Tuesday's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, protesters took to the streets of Tripoli to offer condolences for t...

Kony 2012 and the Failed Fantasy of Firepower in Libya, Syria, Uganda...

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.10.2012 | World
Lisa Schirch

Echoes of victims call out to us over television or even twitter with bloodied images of civilians suffering. Those with empathy want to stop it. There is vast appeal for a fast fantasy of firepower solution

Libya's Deputy Head Resigns Amidst 'Atmosphere Of Hatred'

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The deputy head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Su...

Remember How Insane The World Was In 2011?

Posted 12.23.2011 | World

When Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian fruit seller, set himself on fire toward the end of December 2010, he did so out of economic despair and outra...

Libyan Rebel Leader Mahmoud Jabril Outlines His Vision for Libya, Warns Syria Against Not Listening to Its People

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

In our conversation, the National Transitional Council leader warned that Qatar's "interference" could tip the political balance in Libya as the country has no culture of political dialogue, due to Gaddafi's absolute dictatorship.

Libya, Sharia, and Us

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

There is sharia, and then there is sharia. And before going on and on about regression and glaciation, we would do well to know what we're talking about.

Libya's Sexual Revolution

Foreign Policy | ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

JANZOUR, Libya - When it comes to love, Muammar al-Qaddafi's Libya was unlucky for unmarried 33-year-old truck driver Ahmed Nori Faqiar. His looks wou...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Charts Delicate Ways To Highlight Bin Laden, Gaddafi's Deaths | Sam Stein | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It is, perhaps, a crass question to ask, but it's one that is already being bandied about in the upper echelons of President Barac...

Joshua Hersh

Libya After Gaddafi: What The Plight Of One Persecuted Group Says About The Future Of Libya | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

When Matt Pennington, an advocate with Refugees International, was in Libya two weeks ago, he visited a refugee camp near the eastern city of Benghazi...

Obama Addresses Death Of Muammar Gaddafi

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the death of Muammar Gaddafi at a press conference on Thursday. "One of the world's longest-serving dictators is n...

White House Officials Hold Press Conference On Reports Of Muammar Gaddafi's Death

Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

White House officials held a press conference on Thursday to address reports of Muammar Gaddafi's death. The AP reports: U.S. officials already...

Politicians React To Death Of Gaddafi

Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

After news broke on the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday, it didn't take long for reaction from across the political spectrum to p...

Graphic Photo Reportedly Shows Gaddafi Captured, Killed

Posted 12.20.2011 | World

After Libyan rebels captured Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte on Thursday, reports surfaced that the ousted Libya leader had been captured and kill...

Justice for the Liberators of Sirte!

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.17.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The international community that made the historic resolution to prevent, by force, the inevitable bloodbath in Benghazi, cannot turn a deaf ear to the rumors of violent acts against civilians.

Libya's Coming Islamist Government

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.09.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Muslim Brotherhood members of the interim government, who currently dominate the Governing Council, have declared their intention to impose fatwas, ban theater, prevent women from driving, and eliminate art that takes a human form.

Syrian Revolutionaries Reach a Crossroads

Tik Root | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Tik Root

For those risking their lives in Syria, six months of peaceful resistance appears to be producing little more than death, frustration, and stalemate. As the temptation to change tactics rises, the Syrian revolution comes closer to a crossroads.

Amnesty: Libyan Rebels May Be Guilty Of War Crimes

Posted 11.13.2011 | World

By Don Melvin -- The Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) -- Rebels fighting to topple Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi committed unlawful killings and tort...

Libyan Leader Calls For Democratic State With Strong Civic Institutions

Posted 11.12.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The chief of Libya's revolutionary movement told thousands of cheering Libyans in Tripoli Monday to strive for a civil, democr...

International Criminal Court Asked Interpol To Help Track Gaddafi

Posted 11.08.2011 | Home

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court prosecutor is seeking Interpol's help in arresting fugitive Libyan dictator Muammar G...