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Libya's Shifting Civil War

For the past couple of months, Libyan rebels have been advancing and retreating along a dangerous coastal highway in their battle with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi. NATO airstrikes have reportedly helped the rebels, despite several reported "friendly-fire" incidents. Qaddafi …

Libya's Escalating Conflict

As Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi launches a new "diplomatic offensive," sending envoys to meet with European Union officials and the Egyptian military, forces loyal to him have gained ground in their fight with rebels, pounding them with air attacks and recapturing a number of towns. Today, a …

Chris Hondros - a retrospective in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2011/apr/21/war-reporting-libya<p>720<p>Award-winning photojournalist Chris Hondros has been killed in Misrata, …

US officials downplay Benghazi emails - World news - Mideast/N. Africa | NBC News

US officials: Benghazi emails reveal little new about attack response<p>Sept. 11 attack on consulate killed US ambassador, 3 other Americans<p>Below:<p>x Jump to discuss comments below<br>• discuss<p>x Next story in Mideast & N. Africa<br>• related<p>Text: We're sorry. The text content of this page is no longer …

Despite everything, it’s still a success

THE murder of Christopher Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya, along with three of his colleagues at his consulate in Benghazi, Libya’s second …

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Obama nominates new ambassador to Libya

President Obama has nominated a career foreign service officer to be the next ambassador to Libya.<p>Deborah K. Jones would replace Christopher Stevens, who was killed during in September's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.<p>Jones, a former ambassador to Kuwait, is currently scholar-in-residence …

Coptic Christians say they were tortured in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Coptic Christians were tortured inside a detention center run by a powerful militia in eastern Libya, two of the recently released detainees told The Associated Press on Friday amid a wave of assaults targeting Christians in Benghazi and the latest instance of alleged abuse …

Libya Islamists Gaining Strength: Libyans Concerned by Sectarian Violence

<b>By Sherif Elhelwa/The Media Line</b><p>When a group of Islamic terrorists with links to al Qaeda assaulted the American consulate in Benghazi killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, many Libyans hoped it was an aberration. But 18 months later, religious violence is growing and the …

What I Lost in Libya

While covering the Libyan civil war, the author was seized by Muammar Qaddafi’s forces and held in captivity with two colleagues; a third was killed. This is the story of how an academic found herself imprisoned in Tripoli.<p>Capture<p>Tuesday, April 5, started off as an exceptionally successful day. We …

Libya emerges as global weapons bazaar

Arms ranging from handguns to anti-aircraft missiles have flooded the streets and across the border.<p>Libya become one of the the world's largest markets for weapons.<p>When war broke out in the country in 2011, arms ranging from handguns to anti-aircraft missiles flooded onto the streets and across the …

Bernard-Henri Levy: Have I Become an Undesirable in Libya?

At first, you’re shocked.<p>You run across a story in <i>Rue89</i>, a French online newspaper, with the headline “BHL, the Jew, Will Not Accompany Sarkozy to …

Christians in Libya braced for Easter trouble from Islamists

Palm Sunday at Tripoli's Anglican church is normally a joyous affair, with expatriate Christians parading in the spacious front yard with traditional …

Libya: Two Years Later

Two years ago, American jets spearheaded the international effort to halt Muammar Qadhafi's assault on Benghazi and enforce a No-Fly Zone over Libya. They were acting in accordance with the wishes of the Arab League, the UN, and most crucially, the Libyan people. This far-sighted assistance not …