Libyan Civil War

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian airlines have suspended flights to Libya’s capital Tripoli after armed men swarmed the runway and stopped a plane from taking off, a company official said Sunday. Flights were suspended until “an improvement in the security conditions,” said Soulafa Mokaddem, a spokeswoman for Tunisair. Those to Libya’s second city, Benghazi in […]

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s new leaders will declare liberation on Sunday, officials said, a move that will start the clock for elections after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. But the victory has been clouded by questions over how Gadhafi was killed after images emerged showing he […]

Competing factions, bounty hunters and Libyan commandos are struggling in their hunt to find deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. Without help from NATO, those involved in the hunt have thus far had to rely on human intelligence. Conflicting reports of Gaddafi’s whereabout have surfaced, but none have been confirmed. The manhunt for Gaddafi is an […]

Chris Jeon, a math major at UCLA decided to join the Libyan rebels for the summer break. He bought a one way flight for $800 to Cairo and traveled to Libya from there. Jeon, an American Asian who wears a bright blue Lakers jersey, quickly became accepted by the rebels and even became a mascot […]

Libyan President Moammar Gahdafi is surrounded by a group of rebels in Tripoli, Reuters news agency reported Thursday. Gahdafi narrowly escaped capture Wednesday, but now may be cornered with an unspecified amount of his sons. The New York Post reports: The report said Khadafy was inside the building with an unspecified number of his sons. […]

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) – A TV channel is quoting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as saying he retreated from his Tripoli compound in a “tactical move” after 64 NATO airstrikes turned it to rubble. Al-Rai TV said Wednesday it would air the comments from Gadhafi in full soon and reported an excerpt in which the leader […]

Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam was spotted outside Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel early Tuesday, just days after the National Transitional Council’s reported that he had been captured Sunday, CNN’s Matthew Chance reports. Saif was in a convoy of armored Land Cruisers and spoke to Chance briefly, even pausing for a photo. Read more at […]

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) – Euphoric Libyan rebels raced into the capital Tripoli on Sunday and moved close to center with little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi’s defenses collapsed and his regime appeared to be crumbling fast. Associated Press reporters with the rebels said they moved easily from the western outskirts into the regime stronghold in a […]

TRIPOLI – Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi struck a conciliatory note on Saturday, saying he was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations provided NATO “stop its planes”. In a live speech on Libyan television that began in the early hours of Saturday morning and lasted 80 minutes, Gaddafi said he did not intend to step down […]

According to a recent survey conducted by YourBlackWorld.com, 27.3% of African American respondents claim that President Obama’s most recent actions in Libya have reduced their faith in his leadership ability. Roughly 20.8% of respondents claim that the Libyan intervention has increased their faith in Obama’s leadership. Equally interesting is that over half (51.8%) of all black […]

Here is a transcript of last night’s speech by President Obama on Libya. Also Read: Beyonce’s father splits as manager THE PRESIDENT: Tonight, I’d like to update the American people on the international effort that we have led in Libya –- what we’ve done, what we plan to do, and why this matters to us. […]

TRIPOLI, Libya — A distraught Libyan woman stormed into a Tripoli hotel Saturday to tell foreign reporters that government troops raped her, setting off a brawl when hotel staff and government minders tried to detain her. Iman al-Obeidi was tackled by waitresses and government minders as she sat telling her story to journalists after she […]