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National Transitional Council

Islamists Won't Rule Libya, Says Outgoing Leader

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Liberal parties held a lead Wednesday in partial results from Libya's first parliamentary election, on the same day that the head of...

Libya's Big Step Forward... Then What?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.07.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For all of the good cheer on election day, there were sad reminders that the Transitional National Council remains locked in a bitter contest with unruly, violent-prone militias and tribal gunmen who continue to roam vast swaths of Libya, refusing to lay down their arms.

Postcards From Hell, 2012

Foreign Policy | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

The"failed state" label may conjure up undifferentiated images of poverty and squalor, but a range of troubles plague the 60 countries atop this year'...

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.

A Year After Uprising, Militias Hold Sway In Libya

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- One revolutionary militia controls the airport. Others carve up neighborhoods of the Libyan capital into fiefdoms. They clash in the...

Libyan Government Seeks Deal With Restive Town

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — The Libyan defense minister held talks Wednesday with tribal leaders in a town overrun by locals loyal to former leader Moamma...

Libya's Deputy Head Resigns Amidst 'Atmosphere Of Hatred'

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The deputy head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Su...

'Serious Suspicions' Surround Gaddafi's Death

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Thursday there are "serious suspicions" that the death of Libyan lead...

Iraq's Lesson for Libya: Thousands of Armed, Young, and Unemployed Men Now Need Jobs

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Is the National Transitional Council a legitimate, representative body? When will elections be held? Is the new Libya going to be run by Islamists? Certainly these are important issues. Just as important, however, is the Libyan economy and how to get Libyans back to work.

Al Qaeda Plants Its Flag In Libya

VICE | Sherif Elhelwa | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

It was here at the courthouse in Benghazi where the first spark of the Libyan revolution ignited. It's the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gadda...

Ruinous Victories

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Politicians are chronically myopic and generally ill-educated. Whenever they claim victory abroad, skepticism is justified. The latest case of Libya is no different.

Gaddafi To Be Buried On Tuesday In Secret, NTC Officials Confirm

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home

Former Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's body has been taken off display in Misrata ahead of an expected secret burial on Tuesday. Gaddafi'...

Circumstances Surrounding Gaddafi's Death Questioned

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and KIM GAMEL | Posted 12.23.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — After giving a speech that emphasized the Islamization of Libya, the head of the transitional government on Monday tried to rea...

Revolutionary Forces Bulldoze Gaddafi Compound As UK Foreign Secretary Visits

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

By KIM GAMEL, Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Britain's foreign secretary called Monday on African countries to turn over wanted senior memb...

U.S. General Sees End To Libya Mission

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.01.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The military mission in Libya is largely complete and NATO's involvement could begin to wrap up as soon as this coming week after a...

Scotland Asks New Libyan Rulers For Help In Lockerbie Investigation

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

zv knod ,v LONDON — Scotland has asked Libya's new authorities to help track down those responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing, but...

NATO Strikes Sirte

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya's transitional justice minister said Monday that he has approved a measure to abolish the country's state security prosec...

Libya's New Leaders Face Opposition

Rob Crilly | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Rob Crilly

Gaddafi was stealing from the country. Now the country expects his glittering millions back.

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:...

Libyan Fighters Still Face Stiff Battle for Gaddafi Home Town

Rob Crilly | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Rob Crilly

What if Gaddafi has chosen his hometown to make a last stand?

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...

Libya's Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Vengeance or Forgiveness?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the many months of fighting, Libya is now in dire need of funds to start to rebuild the country's tattered infrastructure, restore basic services, and renew the flow of goods to its people.

A Field Guide to Libya's New Interim Government

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Leaderless democratic revolutions are historically unsuccessful. Hopefully, a post-Gaddafi Libya will emerge as an exception to this rule.