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Latest Libya Items
The people's revolt in Libya provides a unique opportunity for President Obama to show leadership and advance a key American interest in helping dictatorships move toward democracy. Unfortunately for the United States, he seems not to understand the opportunity and is failing to advance American interests.
A Tunisian Islamist party banned for more than 20 years was legalized Tuesday, while the country's most prominent opposition figure quit the unity government amid renewed uncertainty about where Tunisia is headed.
The European Union slapped its own arms embargo, visa ban and other sanctions Monday on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime, part of an escalating global effort to halt his bloody crackdown on critics in the North African nation.
The car industry, it seems, just can't get a break.
Many Libyans oppose the idea of Western troops on the shores of Tripoli, as the Obama administration and its allies on Monday said no option is off the table in their effort to oust longtime dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
Israel's defense minister said Monday that his country would be ready to talk peace with Syria if Damascus were serious about doing so — a sharp departure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's go-slow approach to peacemaking while the Middle East is in turmoil.
Once upon a time a nutty despot who threatened to kill Americans could expect to see a warship in his harbor the next morning (or soon thereafter). But that's so 20th century.
The European Union imposed wide-ranging sanctions against Libya on Monday as Moammar Gadhafi's violent crackdown on anti-regime protesters entered its third week.
The U.S. military deployed naval and air units near Libya, and the West moved to send its first concrete aid to Libya's rebellion in the east of the country, hoping to give it the momentum to oust Moammar Gadhafi. But the Libyan leader's regime clamped down in its stronghold in the capital and appeared to be maneuvering to strike opposition-held cities.