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Libya War

How Libya Became A Country On The Brink Of Collapse

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

Weeks of fighting escalated in Libya this weekend as anti-government fighters secured control of the country’s main airport in the capital, Tripoli....

British Warship Evacuates 110 Citizens From Libya

AP | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A British warship that evacuated 110 citizens from Libya arrived in Malta on Monday, bringing the total number of evacuees by...

Sophia Jones

While The World Watched Gaza Crumble, Syria Had One Of Its Bloodiest Weeks Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 08.01.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Open most U.S. newspapers this week, or click on the main page of news sites, and you’ll likely see headlines detailing the violence in ...

President Obama: Don't Strike Syria Without Congressional Approval

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

If President Obama can get us into war in Syria without prior Congressional approval, it will set a terrible precedent: A future president could get us more easily into war in Iran without prior Congressional approval.

Syria and the Triumph of Crackpot Realism

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

In its refined form, crackpot realism wears the camouflage of idealism: military invasions are really aimed at humanitarian rescue, spreading democracy, or peacekeeping.

Libya: Two Years Later

Jason Pack | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Jason Pack

Libyans want to put the Qadhafi era behind them, but they also want capable individuals to draft the constitution, keep the lights on and the oil flowing. To achieve this they need a strong, moderate leadership.

We Must Learn To Be Inter-religious

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

The responsibility of every global citizen today is to refuse to be led by irresponsible extremism posing as one of the Abrahamic religions.

Resources Needed for Arms Clearance in Libya

Max Dyck | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Max Dyck

There is no better way to support a peaceful and stable future for a democratic Libyan state than to help them in coming to grips with their turbulent past by promoting a safe and secure environment in which to do so.

U.K. Operated U.S. Drones Over Libya

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

LONDON — British Royal Air Force personnel operated U.S. drones over Libya last year in support of the NATO mission there, the Ministry of Defen...

Should NATO Be Handling World Security?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

There are real international security problems, and some entity should certainly be addressing them. But is NATO the proper entity?

Libya: What the Intervention Has Wrought

Rajan Menon | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Neoconservatives, liberal internationalists, and "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) advocates were, all in separate ways, pleased to see their programs enacted. Yet none of the above parties will suffer the consequences of what they enabled, from afar, in Libya.

NATO's Secrecy Stance

New York Times | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

SOMETIME late last Aug. 8, NATO warplanes flying from Europe arrived over the Libyan farming village of Majer, where forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Q...

Reports: Gaddafi's Former Intelligence Chief Arrested

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Mauritania on Saturday arrested Moammar Ghadafi's former intelligence chief, accused of attacking civilians during the uprising...

Mass Grave Unearthed In Libya

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — Thousands of mourners gathered Monday in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi to bury 155 bodies unearthed from a mass grave of...

Is Libya Turning Into Another Somalia?

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.03.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — A large map of Libya hangs on the wall in the home of Idris al-Rahel, with a line down the middle dividing the country in half...

UN: War Crimes In Libya

AP | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

GENEVA — A U.N. expert panel said in a report Friday that forces loyal to late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and opposition fighters both commit...

Syria: Russia-West Argue It Out; Damascus Waits It Out

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Western nations in the U.N. Security Council have two choices on Syria: soften the wording on their resolution that asks the Syrian president to delegate his "full authority" to his deputy or face a Russian-Chinese veto.

Gun Battles Rock Tripoli

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 03.04.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya's interim government has proposed a draft law for electing an assembly to draft a new constitution – a first step t...

Remember How Insane The World Was In 2011?

Posted 12.23.2011 | World

When Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian fruit seller, set himself on fire toward the end of December 2010, he did so out of economic despair and outra...

Libyan Rebel Reportedly Suing UK Over Rendition

AP | Posted 02.18.2012 | World

LONDON — The head of Tripoli's military council is suing Britain and its security forces for their alleged role in his rendition to Libya in 200...

Panetta Makes Historic Visit

AP | By LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said "the torch of freedom" has passed to the Libyan people and he pledged during a historic vis...

Report: Gunmen Tried To Assassinate Head Of Libyan Army

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 02.09.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Gunmen tried to kill the head of the Libyan army Saturday in a bold daylight attack in the country's capital, setting off hours...

Gaddafi Son Denies Plot To Sneak Into Mexico

AP | By KIM GAMEL | Posted 02.08.2012 | World

CAIRO -- The son of slain Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi "vigorously denies" having plotted to illegally sneak into Mexico to escape his home country a...

Mexico: Gaddafi Son Tried To Enter Country

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico said Wednesday that a son of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and three relatives had plotted to sneak into Mexico ...

Libyan Revolutionary Forces Guilty Of Prisoner Abuse

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya's new leaders said Tuesday that some prisoners held by revolutionary forces have been abused, but insisted the mistreatme...