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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.

Libyan Militias Accused Of Committing War Crimes

AP | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group on Monday accused warring militias in Libya of committing violations that amount to war crimes during a b...

Fight Between Protesters And Former Rebels Leaves At Least 7 Dead In Benghazi

AP | ESAM MOHAMED | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — A gunfight between protesters and former rebels aligned with the military in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi left seven people...

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.

Clashes Erupt In Former Gaddafi Stronghold

AP | ESAM MOHAMED and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

WADI DINAR, Libya — Pro-government militias battled fighters in a former stronghold of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi on Sunday, the f...

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

UN: War Crimes In Libya

AP | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

GENEVA — A U.N. expert panel said in a report Friday that forces loyal to late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and opposition fighters both commit...

Rival Militias Battle In Libya's Tripoli

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — A gunbattle between rival militias erupted in the Libyan capital Wednesday, illustrating how Libya's new rulers have so far fai...

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...

Libyans Storm Government Headquarters

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 03.22.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — Hundreds of angry Libyans on Saturday stormed the transitional government's headquarters in the eastern city of Benghazi, cart...

Gun Battles Rock Tripoli

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 03.04.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya's interim government has proposed a draft law for electing an assembly to draft a new constitution – a first step t...

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...

Libya Swears In New Government

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya's transitional leaders swore on a Quran to uphold the ideals of the revolution that toppled Moammar Gadhafi as they took ...

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.

Libyan PM: Disarming Rebels Will Take Months

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Disarming former Libyan rebels could take months and weapons will not be taken by force, Libya's new prime minister said in an ...

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.

Dozens Protest Alleged Mistreatment Of Pro-Gaddafi Prisoners

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Dozens of relatives of jailed Moammar Gadhafi loyalists protested outside a Tripoli prison Thursday, alleging detainees were be...

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...