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Libya Revolution

Amidst the Chaos and Civil War, My Hope for Peace in Libya Still Holds

Dana Ali | Posted 02.02.2017 | World
Dana Ali

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia --The first time I visited Benghazi was in the summer of 2011, five months into the revolution. I was exploring the city and recalling the many stories my father told me about his home as I was growing up. None of his recollections could have prepared me for what I found -- a resilient city bursting with newfound energy. This is the Benghazi I remember. Three months later, Gaddafi was seized and killed by rebel forces, and the National Transitional Council declared Libya free.

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.

PHOTOS: Beautiful Images Of Post-Gaddafi Libya

Eline Gordts | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

When we got our independence in 1951, it was something we got almost for free. This time the young people paid for it in blood. I didn’t bother with...

Libya Braces For First Election

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi TRIPOLI, July 5 (Reuters) - In a small hotel in central Tripoli, about 50 first-time political candidates from ac...

Remember Libya?

Sarah Margon | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Sarah Margon

The challenges Libya faces are not just about uniting a fractured society. They are also about building responsive and accountable governance institutions out of the ashes of the skeletal ministries left behind.

How to Run a Revolution: The Success of Libya and the Failures of Syria

Matthew VanDyke | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Matthew VanDyke

Syria is headed down the path of a protracted, disastrous civil war that could last for another year or more. This revolution has been mismanaged from its inception and if drastic measures aren't taken to change course it will be a disaster.

Libya Threatened By an Unknown Future

Gilbert Doumit | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Gilbert Doumit

Though the revolution united most Libyans, the inspiration driving revolutionary groups to fight against the Gaddafi regime was not the same.

Women in Libya and the Arab Spring

Manal Omar | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Manal Omar

Few would dispute women's role in the revolution. The question on women's minds today is whether it is sustainable or not.

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.

Fear is Finite, Hope is Infinite

Shervin Pishevar | Posted 12.22.2011 | World
Shervin Pishevar

Yesterday, history was made in Libya and Libya is free after decades of brutal dictatorship. I was in Tripoli and Benghazi only 2 weeks ago visiting some of the bravest young people I have ever met.

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...

WATCH: UCLA Student Alive And Well After Summer Of Revolution

Posted 11.27.2011 | Los Angeles

It was a crazy summer for UCLA math major Chris Jeon. He learned how to shoot an AK-47, embedded himself in a brutal battle against a vicious (and stu...

Getting to Know the Opposition

Manal Omar | Posted 11.07.2011 | World
Manal Omar

With the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi, Libya has a whole new political spectrum that covers a formal transitional government to remnants of the monarchy. Each will play some telling role over the next few months.

Freedom's Lament: Libya's Revolution and the Shackles of the Mind

Jake Townsend | Posted 10.30.2011 | World
Jake Townsend

How many revolutions will it take before the world's dictators, tyrants and despots realize that one man or one unjust system cannot contain the strength of the human spirit?

The Sufi Foundation Of Libya's Revolution

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The Libyan historical and spiritual heritage dominating the anti-Gaddafi campaign has drawn on precedents that could not be more distant from the radicalism of al Qaeda.

Let's Not Make the Same Iraq Mistakes in Libya

John Kiriakou | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
John Kiriakou

Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year dictatorship is hanging by a thread, most of his family is either under arrest or in exile, and rebels are celebrating their impending victory in virtually every village, town and Tripoli neighborhood. It's like Iraq in March 2003. But things in Iraq changed quickly. We know from that experience that now isn't the time for celebration. If the Libyan people don't learn from the mistakes the U.S. made in Iraq, they could repeat the violence that has wracked that country for the past eight years. In short, it's a time to worry about Libya's future.

LOOK: Pictures Of Libyan Rebel Supporters Celebrating

Posted 10.22.2011 | World

Supporters of Libyan rebels took to the streets on Monday as they celebrated the capture of Seif al-Islam, Moammar Gaddafi's second-oldest son. Rebel ...

Huge Win for Libyans, a Win for Obama, Challenges Next

Steve Clemons | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Barack Obama's gamble in providing limited support for a conflict in Libya, in which other countries played lead roles, now seems like a winning move.

Libya Rebels Take Over Tripoli

AP/The Huffington Post | By KARIN LAUB and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.21.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Euphoric Libyan rebels took control of most of Tripoli in a lightning advance Sunday, celebrating the victory in Green Square, the s...

Libya And Tunisia: Open Borders, Humanity At Work

Yusra Tekbali | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Yusra Tekbali

Here in Tunisia, credited with the rebirth of Arab Nationalism because of its Jasmine Revolt that shook the Arab World, there is deep concern for Libya's welfare.

My Life As A Libyan-American Muslim Woman

Yusra Tekbali | Posted 07.03.2011 | Religion
Yusra Tekbali

As a Libyan and Muslim woman, my voice is often drowned out. But the revolutions of the Arab Spring thrust women into the public sphere and supported their voices with megaphones.

Arms to Libya? Bad Idea

Ashwin Madia | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Ashwin Madia

Introduce arms into Libya now, and we're almost guaranteed that they'll be used against any peace keeping force sent in after current operations end, and Gaddafi is gone. And what then?

Gaddafi Wants It To Stop

Posted 06.03.2011 | World

By Maria Golovnina TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Libyan minister told Greece's prime minister on Sunday that Tripoli wanted fighting to end, while a Turkis...

Libya: Was Armed Revolt and Western Intervention the Only Option?

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Just because the incumbent regime may be evil and resistance to the regime is just, its replacement could end up being worse -- a possibility greatly enhanced if power is seized through force of arms.

Tripoli Battle Looms As Libya Rebels Advance Through Gaddafi Hometown

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Outside the impenetrable walls of Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, fuel shortages and endless queues are compounding an atmosphere o...