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Libyan Rebels

Libyan Rebels Trade Threats With Gov't In Tense Oil Tanker Stand-Off

Reuters | Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

By Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya, March 9 (Reuters) - Armed protesters in eastern Libya traded threats with the govern...

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 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.

Libyan College Students In U.S. Face Uncertain Future In Home Country

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.17.2012 | Detroit

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- More than two years ago, Faeirouz Elbergwa was among a select group of Libyans sent by her government to an American university...

Rebuilding Libya

Saeb El Kasm | Posted 01.21.2012 | World
Saeb El Kasm

Along with a record of overwhelming human rights abuses, Gaddafi left his people with a country rife with corruption, poverty and severe internal divisions.

Md. Writer Who Joined Libyan Fighters Returns To U.S.

AP | By SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 05.24.2012 | DC

LINTHICUM, Md. -- An American writer who went missing in Libya for months returned to the United States on Saturday night, telling reporters he went t...

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.

Tuareg Rebels Reportedly Organizing Possible Rebellion

AP | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — The spokesman for a hardline Tuareg rebel group in Mali says that his group is working with Tuareg fighters recently returned fro...

Libyan Fighters Claim Capture Of Loyalist Base

AP | CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE and KIM GAMEL | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

SIRTE, Libya — Libyan revolutionary forces claimed to have captured parts of a sprawling convention center that loyalists of Moammar Gadhafi hav...

New Libya Will Work For Peace, Says Head Of Transitional Government

AP | By TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The new Libya will join the international community as a nation committed to peace, security, and democracy, the head of the transit...

Former Libya Rebels Get Seat At The U.N.

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. General Assembly voted Friday to give Libya's seat in the world body to the former...

In Libya, Building A New State From Scratch

AP | By BEN HUBBARD and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

By BEN HUBBARD and RYAN LUCAS, The Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- In the turmoil since Moammar Gadhafi's fall, Fathi Sherif got a new job:...

Bani Walid Deserted As Battlefield-In-Waiting

AP | By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

WADI DINAR, Libya -- The streets are now no man's lands. Stores were emptied of food and water days ago. Expert snipers on rooftops watch over one of ...

Spokesman: Gaddafi Son Has Fled To Niger

AP | DALATOU MAMANE and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 11.11.2011 | World

NIAMEY, Niger — A convoy carrying ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's son al-Saadi has crossed into neighboring Niger, a spokesman for Niger'...

In New Audio Message, Gaddafi Denies Rumors He Fled Libya

AP | By RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 11.07.2011 | World

By RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI, The Associated Press BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- From hiding, Muammar Gaddafi denied rumors that he fled Lib...

Gaddafi Reportedly Surrounded

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 11.07.2011 | World

By BEN HUBBARD, Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libyan fighters have surrounded ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and it is only a matter of time...

Libyan Rebels Poised To Attack Gaddafi Stronghold

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 11.04.2011 | World

TARHOUNA, Libya — Negotiations over the surrender of one of Moammar Gadhafi's remaining strongholds have collapsed, and Libyan rebels were waiti...

U.S. Says No Plans To Tie Libya Aid To Lockerbie Bomber Case

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

By MATTHEW LEE, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Wednesday it will continue to press Libyan rebels to review t...

Iran's Supreme Leader Warns Arab World Not To Let West 'Confiscate' Arab Spring

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's top leader warned the Arab world Wednesday not to allow Western powers and Israel to "confiscate" the region's pro-reform upris...

Tripoli Has Calmest Day In Nearly A Week

AP | By KARIN LAUB and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

By KARIN LAUB and PAUL SCHEMM, The Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Tripoli began to look like a solidly rebel-held city on Friday, the calm...

Rebels Lay Siege To Gaddafi Forces In Tripoli

AP/The Huffington Post | By PAUL SCHEMM and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

UPDATE [6:36 pm ET] - Per Reuters: @ Reuters : Rebel leadership officially announces move to govern Libya from Tripoli ORIGINAL R...

Joshua Hersh

Libya Post-Conflict Planning Has Major Western Support | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.24.2011 | World

Even as fierce fighting still roils Tripoli, the capital of Libya's beleaguered dictator Muammar Gaddafi, new information is emerging about the major ...

Western Media in Libya: Journalists or the Propaganda Arm of the Insurgency?

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Every armed conflict is accompanied by a propaganda war, and I don't blame the rebels for reporting gossip or lies or wishful thinking if it serves their aims. That's war. But I expect our supposedly free and informed journalists to be skeptical.

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...

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.