Politics of Libya

By benim
In Analysis
Sep 3rd, 2011
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After some 8,000 bombing raids, with estimates of 4 bombs used per attack NATO has already dropped over 30,000 bombs on Libya. That’s almost 200 bombs per day for 6 months, some tens of thousands of tons of high explosives. With an estimated 2 Libyans killed per bomb and without a single NATO c...
By benim
In Article
Aug 5th, 2011
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The Libyan government has quashed reports that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son has been killed by Nato strikes. Rebel forces revealed earlier that the Libyan leader’s son Khamis was among more than 30 people who died following an air strike on an operation centre in the western tow...
By benim
In Libya
Jul 31st, 2011
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In rebel-held Misrata, the vegetable market is half empty; shoppers fret over shortages and soaring prices. A few miles away in Zlitan, controlled by Muammar Gaddafi, Libyans worry about sanctions and NATO strikes. As Libya’s civil war churns on into Ramadan with no end in sight, Libyans on bot...
By benim
In Libya
Jul 19th, 2011
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Tripoli – Representatives of Muammar Gaddafi’s embattled government held face-to-face talks with US officials in neighbouring Tunisia over the weekend, a Libyan government official said on Monday, describing the meeting as a first step in opening dialogue. A US State Department official confirm...
By benim
In Libya
Jun 14th, 2011
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The Libyan government on Monday promised to implement proposals laid out by African countries to end the stalemate in the north African country, as well as draft a constitution and press law. The official JANA news agency said the government, or the General People’s Committee, at a cabinet meet...
By benim
In Libya
May 12th, 2011
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* Italian ministers say Libyan future cannot include Gaddafi or his family * State TV appearance is first time Libyan dictator has been seen since youngest son Saif was killed in airstrike * Rebel fighters claim they have captured Misrata airport and pushed back government troops from city * David Ca...
By benim
In Libya
May 11th, 2011
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Libyan rebels said they took control of Misrata airport in heavy fighting with Muammar Gaddafi’s forces on Wednesday, seizing large quantities of weapons and munitions in a major victory in the besieged city. The rebels, who also rejected a United Nations call for a ceasefire, are fighting acro...
By benim
In Article
Apr 30th, 2011
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Saif al Arab Gaddafi is reported to have been killed in the blast along with three of the colonel’s grandchildren Colonel Gaddafi last night survived a Nato missile strike that killed his youngest son. The Libyan government said Saif Al-Arab Gaddafi, 29, died after a precision air strike on a h...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 21st, 2011
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Libyan government troops pounded the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata overnight, undeterred by Western threats to step up military action against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Mortar fire killed at least three rebels and wounded 17 in attacks on Tripoli Street on Thursday, rebel spokesmen said. ...
By benim
In East Africa
Apr 14th, 2011
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He fled one brutal, fascist regime only to end up in another that erupted in total chaos: Libya. But this week, high school chemistry teacher Ghirmay Tesfamicael was one of 10 Eritrean refugees to escape Libya and safely land in Winnipeg. “I’m happy I’m here because of the people wh...