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Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Libya -- What Happened?

Yusra Tekbali | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Yusra Tekbali

Three years after the Libyan people and NATO overthrew Muammar Qaddafi, Libya is being dragged apart at the seams by two governments.

Libya: Tougher UN Sanctions a Welcome Move, Yet More to Be Done to Curb Muslim Brotherhood

Sasha Toperich | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Sasha Toperich

The U.S. government and the international community must explicitly and clearly rebuke the flagrant moves by the GNC leadership, controlled by the Islamists and their militias, as they derail the democratic process represented by the newly elected House of Representatives. Expressions of concern are not enough.

Libya: The Muslim Brotherhood's Last Stand?

Sasha Toperich | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Sasha Toperich

Holding on to power in Libya is crucial to the Muslim Brotherhood's survival, as well as for Libya's vast oil riches to bankroll any comeback for them in the region. The recent parliamentary elections in Libya dealt a heavy blow to the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies.

Stop Libya's Counter Revolution

Daniel Nisman | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

As an oil-rich nation reeling from the effects of region-wide jihadist militancy, the stakes could not be higher.

Libya: New Proof Of Mass Killings At Gaddafi Death Site

Human Rights Watch | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – New evidence collected by Human Rights Watch implicates Misrata-based militias in the apparent execution of dozens of detainees following...

Medical Group Quits Libyan Prisons After Being Asked To Treat Torture Victims

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

Libya: Doctors Without Borders Asked To Treat Torture Victims In Misrata

Gaddafi Body Kept In Freezer In Misrata Market (VIDEO)

Posted 12.21.2011 | World

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's body is being held in a commercial freezer in a Misrata market, Reuters and the Associated Press report. Vid...

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...

Justice for the Liberators of Sirte!

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.17.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The international community that made the historic resolution to prevent, by force, the inevitable bloodbath in Benghazi, cannot turn a deaf ear to the rumors of violent acts against civilians.

You're a Widow in Libya... Now What?

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 12.10.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

Calls for justice after war are made compelling by horrendous stories of wrongdoing and resulting human suffering. But left out are people considered "collateral damage."

Libya: It's All Over But the Doubting

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

Will Gaddafi's rule be replaced by democracy, by Islamic theocracy or by tribal rivalry? Can Libya remain a united country?

Joshua Hersh

Libya: Military Effort and Political Process 'A Real Mess,' Analysts Say | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

A growing chorus of conflict and international policy experts say the NATO-led, U.S.-supplied military effort in Libya is going quite badly -- and the...

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.

Intensify Attacks in Libya

Ranj Alaaldin | Posted 09.05.2011 | World
Ranj Alaaldin

A military push toward Tripoli should be promoted and not discouraged. If Nato wants to avoid instability and bloody retribution then it should instead aim to swiftly end the Gaddafi regime and focus efforts on the post-Gaddafi transitional period, with a particular emphasis on representation.

NATO in Libya: Confused Coalition of the Unwilling and Unable

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

NATO officials claim that as the pressure increases on Muammar Gaddafi, it is just a matter of time before he is either killed or forced to depart Libya. One hopes so, but hope is not a military strategy.

Libya: Obfuscation Has Begun

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

The Libyan conflict seems headed in the same direction as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the truth is supplanted by lies and half-lies and we sink once again into a sea of obfuscation. We know we'll never get the real truth.

NATO Missile Strikes Target Gaddafi's Compound, Say Witnesses

Reuters | Guy Desmond | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

May 10, 2011 4:51:59 AM By Guy Desmond TRIPOLI, May 10 (Reuters) - NATO launched a number of missile strikes against targets in the Tripoli area...

Libyan Forces Destroy Fuel Storage Tanks In Misrata, Say Rebels

Reuters | Lin Noueihed | Posted 07.07.2011 | World

May 8, 2011 12:07:04 AM By Lin Noueihed TRIPOLI, May 7 (Reuters) - Libyan government forces destroyed four fuel storage tanks and set several ot...

Libyan Government Forces Bombarding Port Of Misrata, Says Rebel Spokesman

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

May 2, 2011 9:36:06 AM BEIRUT, May 2 (Reuters) - Libyan government forces on Monday subjected the port in the rebel-held city of Misrata to intense...

Embattled Rebel Town Sees Bloodiest Fighting In Months

Posted 06.25.2011 | World

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Rebels and residents of Misrata said bodies lay scattered in the streets of the city and medics struggled to cope with the wound...

Libyan Army Ordered To Retreat From Misrata, Says Wounded Government Soldier

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 6:45:02 AM MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - A wounded Libyan government soldier captured by rebel forces in Misrata said on Satu...

Libya Says Army May Halt Fighting In Besieged City Of Misrata

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 2:54:42 AM By Michael Georgy MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - NATO air strikes may force Libya to halt fighting by its army i...

Escalation and Uncertainty in Libya

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The decision by France, Britain, and Italy to send small teams of military advisers to Libya to help the rebels has raised questions about whether this is the start of foreign ground troops.

Embattled Libyan Rebel Town Requests Foreign Ground Troops

The Washington Post | Leila Fadel, Tuesday, April 19, 2:12 PM | Posted 06.19.2011 | World

MISURATA, Libya -- The top governing committee in the besieged western city of Misurata said Tuesday it has made an official request for foreign troop...