iOS app Android app

Libya Airstrikes

Officials: Egypt's Warplanes Bombing Islamist Militias In Libya

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and OMAR ALMOSMARI | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Egypt deepened its involvement in the fight against Islamist militias who have taken over key parts of Libya on Wednesday, wi...

Leading From Behind, and Proud of It

Courtney McKinney | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

I, for one, am happy that Egypt and the UAE made a unilateral decision without us. I am happy that Egypt orchestrated the Israeli/Palestinian ceasefire. I am glad that we are starting to "lead from behind" in the rest of the world, because maybe that means we can lead our own country.

U.S. Officials Say Egypt And UAE Are Responsible For Libyan Airstrikes

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of air strikes in the past week on arme...

Unidentified Warplanes Attack Libya Militia Again

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Two unidentified airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya's capital killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 on Saturday. A se...

MYSTERY: Unknown Bombers Hit Libyan Capital

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Airstrikes launched by an unknown party targeting Islamist-led militias in Libya's capital killed six people Monday, authorities said, ...

Gaddafi's Youngest Son Reportedly Killed In Airstrike

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 10.05.2011 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya (Associated Press) -- Libya's rebels said Friday they have reports that Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son, who commands one of the regim...

Airstrikes Hit Tripoli Near Gaddafi's Compound

AP | Posted 09.22.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Airstrikes hit a southeastern area of the Libyan capital early Sunday. The sound of a jet plane, followed by an explosion at 1 a.m....

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.

NATO Rejects Gaddafi Ceasefire Offer, Continues Bombing Tripoli

Reuters | Lin Noueihed | Posted 06.29.2011 | World

By Lin Noueihed TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Saturday he was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations provided NAT...

Libya Says NATO Airstrike Near Gaddafi Compound Kills Multiple People

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 2:05:31 AM TRIPOLI, April 23 (Reuters) - NATO jets hit a target near Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound in central Tripoli...

NATO Agrees To Take Over Libya Air Strikes

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.27.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — NATO will assume command of all aerial operations in Libya from the U.S.-led force that has been conducting air strikes against Moamm...

The GOP's Foreign Policy: At Odds with Reality?

John Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Norris

How exactly the United States is supposed to achieve the GOP's lofty foreign policy ambitions as it slashes funding for the United Nations, the State Department, and USAID is a mystery.

Conan: New Ad Shows Our Military Is Stretched A Little Thin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

A lot of people are expressing frustration with the U.S. entering into another war thanks to its air strikes against Libya. But when you think about...

WATCH: Colbert Congratulates Fox News & CNN

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Sometimes journalists accidentally become part of a story simply by being present to report on it as it develops. And other times they use a story to...

Pope Benedict Stays Neutral On Libya Attacks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI voiced "fear and trepidation" about the "disturbing news coming from L...

David Wood

At 20,000 Feet And 500 Knots, Allied Pilots Struggle to Tell Gaddafi's Fighters From Civilians

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The new phase of the war in Libya, a kind of armed aerial peacekeeping, puts a heavy responsibility on U.S. and allied air crews whose s...

Oil Prices Rise On Libya Airstrikes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON (By Jessica Donati) - Oil prices rose by $2 a barrel on Monday as a wave of U.N.-mandated airstrikes on Libya and proliferating unrest in...

Libya Warplanes Strike Rebels In Harsh Counteroffensive

AP/The Huffington Post | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAS LANOUF, Libya — Libyan warplanes launched multiple airstrikes Monday on opposition fighters regrouping at an oil port on the Mediterranean c...