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December 21, 2011 Comment

Libyan Rebels Heal Wounds Of War At Massachusetts Hospital

In late October, 22 Libyans, who were wounded during the fighting to oust Moammar Gadhafi, were flown by the U.S. State Department with funds from Libya’s Transitional Council to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts.

November 23, 2011 4 Comments

Libyan Author Plans His Return, With Hopes Of Finding His Father

Author Hisham Matar is returning to Libya for the first time in 30 years. In part, he’s hoping to find his father, a dissident who was jailed under Moammar Gadhafi.

October 21, 2011 Comment

Can Gadhafi’s Opponents Win The Peace?

They won the war to oust the dictator, but now the former rebels face enormous challenges of rebuilding the country, disarming the militias, and returning the oil industry to its previous levels of productivity.

October 20, 2011 4 Comments

Gadhafi, Libya’s Leader For 42 Years, Killed

Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday.

August 26, 2011 5 Comments

Libya’s Revolution: Made In Qatar?

The small Arab emirate of Qatar has been playing an outsize role in the Arab Spring rebellions across the Middle East leading to a perception that “all roads” lead there.

May 17, 2011 2 Comments

Journalist Sebastian Junger Reflects On Colleague’s Death, His Own Close Call

Journalist Sebastian Junger was supposed to be in Libya, covering the conflict there with photojournalist Tim Hetherington last month. A personal matter kept him home, when Hetherington and another photographer, Chris Hondros, were killed in a battle in Misrata.

April 18, 2011 Comment

Parents Of Reporter Captured In Libya Anxiously Wait For News

Clare Gillis is a freelance reporter who was captured with several other journalists while reporting on the intense fighting outside of the key oil town of Brega, Libya, earlier this month. We speak with Gillis’ father Robert Gillis, who is waiting for news of his daughter’s whereabouts.

April 12, 2011 Comment

France And Britain Call On NATO To Do More In Libya

The foreign ministers from France and the UK say NATO must do more to destroy Moammar Gadhafi’s forces in Libya. Despite continuing NATO air strikes, Libya’s rebels continue to take big hits.

April 7, 2011 Comment

Libya’s Rebels Say NATO Airstrike Hit Their Fighters

Rebel fighters are claiming that NATO airstrikes blasted their forces today in what would be the second accidental NATO strike against rebels in a week.

April 5, 2011 4 Comments

Monitor Group Responds To Questions About Contract With Libya

The consulting firm, Monitor Group, says that its earlier multimillion dollar contract with Libya was aimed at reforming the country. But critics contend that Monitor acted as Gadhafi’s PR spin machine.

April 1, 2011 Comment

NYT Photographer Recounts Harrowing Kidnapping In Libya

On March 15, four New York Times journalists were captured by Moammar Gadhafi’s forces while covering the fighting in Libya. Photographer Tyler Hicks was in the group, and he describes the brutality and fear that he and his colleagues experienced.

March 31, 2011 Comment

US Considers Arming Rebels, Admits To CIA Role In Libya

As Libyan rebels retreat from Gadhafi’s forces pressing east, the U.S. has admitted that C.I.A. teams are on the ground in Libya gathering intelligence on the opposition. And Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is on Capitol Hill today answering questions about the U.S. role and objectives in the Libyan campaign.

March 30, 2011 Comment

Libyan Rebels: Who Are They And Should We Arm Them?

Rebels in Libya are getting some protection from the no fly zone. But from Downing Street to Washington, there’s a debate about whether to also support them with training and arms, especially given the looming questions about who makes up the opposition.

March 29, 2011 Comment

President Obama Spells Out Mission In Libya

In his speech last night, President Obama said that the U.S. had to intervene militarily in Libya to prevent a massacre of civilians. What does that mean for U.S. foreign policy going forward?

March 29, 2011 Comment

Gadhafi’s Troops Push Opposition Forces Back

Despite nine days of allied air strikes, Moammar Gadhafi’s forces have beaten back opposition troops in their campaign to capture Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte, which is the gateway to the western part of the country.

March 28, 2011 5 Comments

The Mysterious Case Of Iman Al-Obeidi

Journalist Jonathan Miller was at a hotel in Tripoli when Libyan Iman Al-Obeidi burst in, claiming that she had been raped by Gadhafi supporters. Miller describes the scene and how he ended up flat on his back on the ground.

March 25, 2011 Comment

Coalition Air Strikes Continue In Libya

Air strikes continued over Libya after NATO agreed to take control of the no fly zone there. And a top African Union official has called for a transition period in Libya that would lead to democratic elections in a rare rebuke to Col. Gadhafi.

March 23, 2011 Comment

Debate Rages Over US Role In Libya

President Obama insists the military operation in Libya serves U.S. interests, but some are skeptical of that claim, including our guest, Andrew Bacevich, Boston University professor of history and international relations.

March 23, 2011 Comment

Airstrikes Continue In Libya

International forces have launched new airstrikes in Libya as witnesses report that Moammar Gadhafi’s forces continue to push into opposition-held areas.

March 22, 2011 12 Comments

The Political Fall-out From The President’s Libya Decision

The president’s decision to commit American forces in the no fly zone over Libya is being criticized on all sides of the political spectrum. Some say he waited too long, others that the U.S shouldn’t be involved at all. We take a look at the political fall-out from the decision and the powers at play within the White House.

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October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 6 Comments

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October 28 Comment

Cooking With The Fruit Of Fall

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October 28 2 Comments

The Mystery Of Michael Rockefeller’s Disappearance

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