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Latest Libya Items
Facing sharp questioning from congressional Republicans, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday strongly defended America's membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council, despite its perceived anti-Israel bias and its roster of repressive nations.
"There is only one justification for military intervention [in Libya]: protecting people being murdered by Gadhafi." So says Gareth Evans, father of the "responsibility to protect" doctrine that some say is behind President Obama's decision to intervene in Libya.
It is always difficult in government - especially in crisis - to distinguish the urgent from the important, to put the immediate challenge in the context of a broader opportunity. But that is the job of the president and his administration, of Congress and ultimately, of the American people who elect them.
Libyan rebels are so frustrated with NATO that they think the alliance should halt its mil-itary operations. Maybe NATO should oblige them.
A Republican organization is scheduling a debate for GOP presidential candidates Oct. 18 in Las Vegas.
A boat carrying as many as 300 terrified migrants from Libya capsized in rough seas off the Italian coast early Wednesday, as rescuers, hampered by strong winds, struggled to get to them.
A former U.S. congressman invited by Col. Moammar Gadhafi arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday on a self-described private mission to urge the Libyan leader to step down as rebels and pro-government forces waged near-stalemate battles.
Thousands of people in Tripoli live in fear of secret police as they struggle with a shortage of food and fuel approaching a humanitarian crisis, several current and former residents of the Libyan capital said Tuesday.
Five years after their leader Slobodan Milosevic died while on trial for genocide, some Serb nationalists have found a new idol: Col. Moammar Gadhafi.