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Libya Revolution

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

Dana Ali | Posted 02.02.2016 | 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.

Mass Grave Unearthed In Libya

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — Thousands of mourners gathered Monday in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi to bury 155 bodies unearthed from a mass grave of...

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.

Gaddafi's Fugitive Son In Contact With International Court

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — The International Criminal Court is in indirect negotiations with a son of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi about his possible...

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.

Gaddafi's Maddening 42-Year Rule

AP | KIM GAMEL and LEE KEATH | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — During nearly 42 years in power, Moammar Gadhafi ruled with an eccentric brutality. He was so mercurial he turned Libya into an...

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?

'Until Victory Or Martyrdom'

AP | BEN HUBBARD and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 10.24.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Intense clashes erupted Wednesday between Libyan rebels and regime loyalists in a neighborhood next to Moammar Gadhafi's compound th...

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.

Gaddafi Son Makes Bizarre Appearance, Vows To Fight On

AP | KARIN LAUB and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.22.2011 | World

By KARIN LAUB and BEN HUBBARD, Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Fresh fighting erupted in Tripoli on Tuesday hours after Muammar Gaddafi's s...

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...

Gaddafi-Held Libya Facing Shortages: UN

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — The part of Libya under Moammar Gadhafi's control is wracked by shortages in fuel, food and cash despite a veneer of normalcy, ...