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The story on Libya: Country profile, briefings, recent and past history, the country's support for terrorism in the 1970s mand 1990s, its isolation under Col. Muammar Qaddafi's long rule, and its slow motions toward rehabilitation in the 21st century.

Current Situation in Libya
What is currently happening in Libya? Who is in power, and why is there still violence in the country? Read about the latest news and analysis.

Is Libya a Democracy Now?
US and NATO forces helped Libyan rebels bring down Col. Qaddafi's dictatorship. Have Libyans managed to build a democratic order?

Beyond Qaddafi's Death in Libya
The killing of Libya's Muammar el Qaddafi was another example of the sort of brutal extra-judicial killings the United States legitimized with the killing of Osama bin Laden.

What Is Libya's National Transitional Council?
Libya's National Transitional Council, or NTC: a brief explanation of the post-Qaddafi regime's transitional government.

U.S. Involvement and Costs in Libya: New Revelations
Key figures and rationalizations by the Obama administration on the war in Libya.

Is Obama Breaking the Law in Libya?
By not invoking the War Powers Act, it appears that Obama is defying U.S. law.

What Is the Powers Act?
War Powers Act FAQ: How the War Powers Act of 1973 requires US presidents to seek congressional authorization to engage US troops in hostilities for longer than 60 to 90 days.

What Was Operation El Dorado Canyon, the US Attack on Libya in 1986?
Operation El Dorado Canyon, the 1986 U.S. Attack on Libya in retaliation for the terrorist bombing at a Berlin discotheque.

How to End the Qaddafi Nightmare in Libya: Options and Solutions
The Arab League, the UN and the West must beef up military support of the rebels to ensure the end of the Qaddafi regime in Libya, argues Nehad Ismail

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, Full Text (2011)
Full text of the no-fly zone United Nations Security Council Resolution on Libya, authorizing "all necessary measures" to implement it.

Libya, Bahrain, Obama and Double-Standards
Barack Obama's double-standard: the U.S. president is backing a military attack on Libya while looking the other way in Yemen and Bahrain.

Should NATO Intervene Militarily Against Qaddafi?
Libya's Muammar el Qaddafi is reclaiming western Libya from rebels in the Libyan uprising. Should Obama lead a NATO military intervention against Qaddafi?

How To Spell Libyan Leader Muammar el Qaddafi/Ghaddafi/Kaddafi/Qadhafi's Name?
There is no single way to spell Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi's name. Here are a few choices.

Profile: Libya's Muammar el Qaddafi
Libya's Muammar el-Qaddafi is a compelling contradiction, a one-time sponsor of terrorism and revolution who now preaches cooperation and globalism while courting western favors. A complete profile of the man Ronald Reagan once referred to as "this mad dog of the Middle East."

Muammar el Qadddafi: The Opera
In September 2006, the English National Opera and the BBC produced an opera about the life of Libyan leader and erstwhile terrorist sponsor Muammar Qaddafi titled, “Gaddafi.”

When Reagan Called Libya's Muammar el Qaddafi the "Mad Dog of the ...
During a news conference in April 1986, President Ronald Reagan referred to Libya's Muammar el Qaddafi as "the mad dog of the Middle East." Here's the full context of the quote.

Muammar el Qadddafi's "Green Book"
Muammar el Qaddafi's Green Book is a three-part collection of political thoughts, social and economic theories and day-to-day how-to guides by Libya’s Muammar el Gadddafi. The book sums up Qaddafi’s “Third Universal Theory,” designed to be an alternative to capitalism and “atheistic communism.”

Qaddafi à Paris
Before Osama bin Laden, there was Muammar el-Qaddafi--or Khadafy, as the Gannett news chain has him, or Gaddafi (Time magazine), Kaddafi (Newsweek) and Kadafi (Los Angeles Times).

Wordless Wednesday: Libya's Intimate in the Remote
Looking at a soul-embracing photograph by French photographer David Rombaut, taken in Libya's Akakus Desert, I'm struck by the discovery of something intimate, impossible to name.

Libya at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Summer Games
Your Guide to the 2008 Beijing Olympics for Libya: LibyaÂ’s Olympic history and country profile, and LibyaÂ’s athletes at the 2008 Olympics by name and by sport, or game.

Libya: Country Profile
Profile of Libya's government under Col. Muammar Qaddafi's dictatorship, the country's oil economy, its embrace of terrorism in the 1970s and 80s, its rehabilitation in the 21st century.

Why is There Still Violence in Libya?
Libya faces a long road toward full stabilization and the presence of autonomous, heavily armed groups poses the biggest threat to the political process.

Libya's New Leaders: Abdel Hakim Belhaj
Who are Libya's new leaders? No real leader has emerged in the post Gaddafi era, but Abdel Hakim Belhaj is one of the new potential leaders of Libya.

Parliamentary Elections in Libya 2012
A secular alliance beat the Islamist parties, but concerns over security and uncertainty over Libya’s political direction remain.

From Muammar el Qaddafi to Osama bin Laden
From Muammar el-Qaddafi to Osama bin Laden, the language and purpose of terrorism has changed little. Its success has been just as scant.

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