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Misurata's Blue Fingers: Indigenous Standards for Democratic Elections

Gilbert Doumit | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Gilbert Doumit

With the advent of international aid and support to Libya, it is becoming increasingly important to pause and reflect on the elections in Misurata.

Is Life in America More Insane Than a War Zone?

Kelly Moore | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Kelly Moore

Indeed, war is a great equalizer. You all suffer (more or less) equally and there is nothing quite like the camaraderie inherent in suffering.

Are The Lessons of Kosovo Spreading to Libya?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

The latest reports from NATO sure do read a lot like reports on the NATO raids on Belgrade in 1999, when NATO planes hit infrastructure targets, ending the war in Kosovo and ultimately forcing Serbian President Milosevic to relinquish power.

Libyan Rebels Say They Control Misrata

AP | DIAA HADID and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 07.15.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — NATO aircraft blasted an oil terminal in a key eastern city at nightfall Sunday, Libyan TV reported, after Britain urged the al...

NATO: Gaddafi Forces Caught Mining Misrata Port

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 06.29.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — NATO warships have intercepted several boats laying anti-shipping mines outside the harbor of the Libyan city of Misrata, military of...

Libya Rebels Battle For Misrata

AP | KARIN LAUB and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.29.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — A battle between Libyan troops and rebels spilled over the western border into Tunisia Friday, drawing a sharp rebuke of Moamma...

'Horrific' Bombing Of Libyan Port Hits Rebel Population's 'Sole Lifeline'

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

ABOARD THE RED STAR 1 — Libyan government forces on Tuesday bombarded the port of Misrata, in a virtually nonstop assault on the sole lifeline o...

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 w...

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.

The Non-Imperial Presidency: Obama and Libya

William Bradley | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
William Bradley

Newscaster: The failure of today's pre-dawn Special Forces raid in Tripoli to catch or dispatch Moammar Gaddafi leaves the Obama Administration with a...

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...

1,000 Evacuated By Boat As Rebel-Held City Pounded In Libya

Posted 06.18.2011 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A chartered ship evacuated nearly 1,000 foreign workers and wounded Libyans from Misrata on Monday as rebels said they ha...

Gaddafi Forces Pummel Rebel Town Of Misrata

AP | KARIN LAUB and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi's troops launched a powerful assault with tanks and rockets Friday on Misrata, the last major rebel city in wes...

David Wood

Anti-American Extremists Among Libyan Rebels U.S. Has Vowed To Protect | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- In 2007, when American combat casualties were spiking in the bloodbath of the Iraq War, an 18-year-old laborer traveled from his home in...