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Muammar al-Gaddafi

Bleak dispatches from two ignored battlefields on Frontline

A.V. Club - ‎19 hours ago‎
Nowhere on Earth has the absence of thorough questioning and coverage been more apparent than in Libya, the once thought-to-be Arab Spring success story that saw the overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, and in Yemen, the fractured ... In this ...
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Libya's east tests muscle with oil shipment, troop dispatches

Daily Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
It could be a costly bet, one that ignites renewed conflict between east and west over territory, slashes oil production, and pushes Libya closer to a split that has threatened the country since the uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi five years ago ...
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Tunisia-Libya border trade will resume 'very soon': Tunisia

Middle East Eye - ‎10 hours ago‎
Tunisia is confident that trade at the main border crossing with Libya will resume "very soon," local authorities said on Wednesday, nearly a week after the Libyan side imposed a blockade.
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Needed: a new détente with Russia

Daily Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
While Putin has behaved politely towards Obama, the latter's setting of “red lines” and demands that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “must go” were empty threats clearly suggesting to Putin that the White House lacked the backbone befitting a true ...
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Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Resumé: What the Record Shows

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The Russian decision (in September 2015) to begin bombing Islamist forces in Syria, in support of the Syrian Arab Army—which, along with the Kurdish peshmerga—has been the most effective force against al-Nusra and ISIL, has been a game-changer. The ...

Caroline Glick: Reasons for Optimism

FrontPage Magazine - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Why would America overthrow Gaddafi? After all, in 2004 he voluntarily gave up his nuclear weapons, and he's been providing invaluable intelligence to the United States about Al Qaeda. Moreover, the focal point of the insurrection against Muammar ...
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Libyan Army Launches Offensive to Liberate Sirte From Daesh

Sputnik International - ‎19 hours ago‎
Since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011 Libya has fallen into anarchy, ruled both by the internationally-recognized Council of Deputies based in Tobruk and the Tripoli-based General National Congress.

LIBYA : Khalifa Haftar forms a “holy alliance” to take Syrte

Africa Intelligence (subscription) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Eastern army general Khalifa Haftar was able to launch an assault on Daesh-held Syrte on April 27 thanks to a clever balancing of alliances.
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US Envoy: Regime Actions in Aleppo Should 'Revolt' UN; The War Only Ends When Assad Goes - ‎8 hours ago‎
( - U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power told the U.N. Security Council Wednesday the world body should be revolted and galvanized by the fact that a U.N.
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Elizabeth May and David Frum debate Canada's role in resettling refugees (subscription) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Pointing to Canada's involvement in Libya, May argued that if Canada had an obligation to go into Libya and protect its citizens from Muammar Gaddafi - why not Syrians from Bashar al-Assad? “We do have an obligation to do something for Syrian refugees ...

Army brings back sniffer vehicles for chemical weapons threat - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Both Bashar al Assad's regime and Isil are accused of using chemical weapons in Syria and Col Muammar Gaddafi's State mustard gas stockpiles were overrun by rebel groups in the 2011 Libyan uprising. The squadron's eight German-built Fuchs chemical, ...

US Foreign Policy in Africa and the 2016 Elections

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Muammar Gaddafi, the former chairperson of the African Union (AU). Oil revenues, which under Gaddafi were essential in providing Libya with resources to develop this former colony of Italy, ... Drone stations and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) field ...

Economics, not religion

The Daily Star - ‎18 hours ago‎
He is concerned with the violence perpetrated by extremist groups like al-Qaeda, Taliban, Daesh and others in the name of Islam.

Who created the 'evil' destabilizing the world?

Barbados Today - ‎22 hours ago‎
Al Qaeda organization; and ultimately declared war on the Saudi government and their United States allies. This pattern was repeated all across the Middle East and North Africa where these returnees found ... In 1999, the Washington Post newspaper ...
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United we stand? - ‎May 2, 2016‎
A nation on the brink: after the toppling and the death of Libyan ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi during NATO's intervention in the oil-rich nation in the year 2011, Libya was plunged into chaos.

State-Run Egyptian Paper and Others Question What Clinton Knew About Muslim Brotherhood

Algemeiner - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails suggest that she may have known about connections between the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and hardcore jihadist groups such as Al Qaeda early during the 2011 Arab Spring.
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Tripoli cafés offer Libyans taste of normality - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The North African nation has been mired in unrest since the 2011 Nato-backed ouster of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi, with militants fighting for power and a piece of Libya's vast oil reserves.

Russians Calling Medvedev a "Traitor" for Not Vetoing UN NATO War On Libya In Larger Context - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Following a well prepared surprise military attack planned by a CIA funded exile group in London led by Libyans long resided near CIA headquarters near Washington, and using past al Qaida and other veterans of US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the ...
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Libyan Center for Press Freedom reports over 100 attacks on journalists, media outlets

Al-Bawaba - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The Libyan Centre for Press Freedom said press freedom in Libya was negatively affected due to instability and conflicts in the country.
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Middle East conundrum

Daily Times - ‎May 3, 2016‎
It also brought down Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, led to the overthrow of Libya's dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, with military help from the west, and started a full-scale insurrection against Bashar-al-Assad regime in Syria. In Saudi Arabia, it led to serious ...