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Libya War

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.

Lessons from Obama's War in Libya

Ivan Eland | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Ivan Eland

Given the results of post-Gaddafi chaos in Libya, perhaps having "led from behind" gives Obama some political cover for what has become yet another U.S. intervention fiasco. It shouldn't.

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 ...

REPORT: Algerian Militant Killed In U.S. Strike Targeting Al Qaeda Operatives In Libya

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

(Removes redundant quote from analyst) By Ahmed Elumami and Peter Cooney TRIPOLI/WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - A veter...

ISIS Is On A Rampage Far From The Battle Zones In Iraq And Syria

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Should Hillary Clinton Be Blamed For Libya's Mess? The Short Answer: Not for All of It

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As in all matters of war and peace, the buck stops at the president's desk: it wasn't Hillary, but Barack Obama who ultimately gave the orders.

Arab Leaders Announce Unified Force To Counter Security Threats

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

* Arab leaders announce formation of unified regional force * Region faces growing security challenges * Arab summit cal...

Iraq, Libya... Iran? U.S. Activists Mark War Anniversaries With Spring Rising

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

March 19 marks two gloomy anniversaries: the 12th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the 5th anniversary of the NATO intervention in Libya. Both overthrew Arab dictators; both left the local people in such horrific straits that many of them look back with nostalgia to the days of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi.

Libyan Parliament Names General Hifter Top Army Commander

AP | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Khalifa Hifter, a veteran general leading a campaign against Islamist militias, has been named the general commander of the armed force...

Embattled Libyan Government Loses Grip As Controversial General Expands Power

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2015 | World

By Ulf Laessing BAYDA, Libya, Feb 22 (Reuters) - In a hotel lit by a generator in the eastern Libyan town of Bayda, Economy Minister Munir Ali Asr ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

How Egypt Is Harming, Not Helping, The ISIS Fight | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 02.22.2015 | World

AL AOUR, Egypt -- Egypt's forceful response to the Islamic State's murder of Egyptian Christians in Libya this past weekend seemed to be a welcome add...

Libya Recalls Former General Haftar For Army Duty

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2015 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Libya's internationally-recognized government has recalled retired general Khalifa Haftar to army duty, official...

Three Months Of Fighting In Libya's Benghazi Kills 600, Say Medics

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 18 (Reuters) - About 600 people have been killed in three months of heavy fighting between L...

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.

How Libya Became A Country On The Brink Of Collapse

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

Weeks of fighting escalated in Libya this weekend as anti-government fighters secured control of the country’s main airport in the capital, Tripoli....

British Warship Evacuates 110 Citizens From Libya

AP | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A British warship that evacuated 110 citizens from Libya arrived in Malta on Monday, bringing the total number of evacuees by...

Sophia Jones

While The World Watched Gaza Crumble, Syria Had One Of Its Bloodiest Weeks Yet | Sophia Jones | Posted 08.01.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Open most U.S. newspapers this week, or click on the main page of news sites, and you’ll likely see headlines detailing the violence in ...

President Obama: Don't Strike Syria Without Congressional Approval

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

If President Obama can get us into war in Syria without prior Congressional approval, it will set a terrible precedent: A future president could get us more easily into war in Iran without prior Congressional approval.

Syria and the Triumph of Crackpot Realism

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

In its refined form, crackpot realism wears the camouflage of idealism: military invasions are really aimed at humanitarian rescue, spreading democracy, or peacekeeping.

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.

We Must Learn To Be Inter-religious

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

The responsibility of every global citizen today is to refuse to be led by irresponsible extremism posing as one of the Abrahamic religions.

Resources Needed for Arms Clearance in Libya

Max Dyck | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Max Dyck

There is no better way to support a peaceful and stable future for a democratic Libyan state than to help them in coming to grips with their turbulent past by promoting a safe and secure environment in which to do so.

U.K. Operated U.S. Drones Over Libya

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

LONDON — British Royal Air Force personnel operated U.S. drones over Libya last year in support of the NATO mission there, the Ministry of Defen...

Should NATO Be Handling World Security?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

There are real international security problems, and some entity should certainly be addressing them. But is NATO the proper entity?