WorldViews: Libya


Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Libya’s absurdist anarchy, as told by two militias

A good illustration of just how anarchic — sometimes humorously so — Libya has become since the revolution.

By Abigail Hauslohner  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Six pieces of good news from the Middle East this week (really!)

For starters, Iran's new president is pushing for peace, Palestinians make a major concession and sustainable farming is catching on.

By Max Fisher  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel-Palestine, Libya, United Arab Emirates

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Get caught up on Benghazi, in five short paragraphs

If you've been having a tough time following the controversy, here's a quick summary for you.

By Max Fisher  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  C.I.A., Libya

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Revolutionary fast food: Anthony Bourdain samples Libya's 'Uncle Kentaki' chicken

The American fast food chain is sometimes treated as a symbol of the U.S. in the Middle East.

By Max Fisher  |  01:03 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, Libya

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Robert Gates on Benghazi: 'There just wasn't time'

The former secretary of defense argues that a quick-reaction force might not have been the right response.

By Max Fisher  |  10:08 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 01/23/2013

What it's like for one Middle East reporter to watch the Benghazi hearings

"These hearings are a sorry coda to an actually very important situation."

By Max Fisher  |  04:42 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi?

CIA Director Petraeus's paramour made a jarring claim about the Benghazi attack during a recent speech.

By Max Fisher  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cia, Libya

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Libyans worry about Benghazi attacks role in the U.S. election

Some express regret that the incident and its aftermath could influence American voters.

By Abigail Hauslohner  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, Libya

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Libyan militias failed security at Benghazi

A consistent feature of reports about the Benghazi attack is Libyan security falling short, but were the problems foreseeable?

By Max Fisher  |  12:42 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya, Middle East

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 11/02/2012

WSJ: State Dept. and CIA had secret, botched deal for Benghazi security

The story sheds new light on the attack, but raises two important questions.

By Max Fisher  |  12:02 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya, Middle East

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 11/01/2012

New details on ambassadors failed, fateful push for more security at Benghazi

Piecing together the latest reports on Chris Stevens' effort to boost consulate security and what it suggests about the lead-up to the attack.

By Max Fisher  |  06:39 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya, Middle East

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Benghazi’s overlooked lesson: The militia-ization of Libya

The country relies on citizen militias for basic security, but do they have too much autonomy and power?

By Max Fisher  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  After the Arab Spring, Libya, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Hunted: A first-hand account of Gaddafi’s desperate last days

A new report reconstructs the Libyan dictator's weeks in hiding and his last bloody moments.

By Max Fisher  |  04:39 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  After the Arab Spring, Libya

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Six crucial Libya questions that should have been asked at the presidential debate

Here's how President Obama and Mitt Romney might address the Benghazi attack in more depth than they did at Tuesday night's town hall.

By Max Fisher  |  09:55 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Who counts as al-Qaeda?

A revealing domestic debate about whether or not the Benghazi attackers qualify as members of the group.

By Max Fisher  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda After Bin Laden, Libya, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Libya leadership apologizes for destruction of World War II graves

Armed men smashed and vandalized the graves of British and Italian soldiers killed during World War II.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, WWII, Britain, Australia, Koran

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/18/2011

‘WikiLeaks Libya:’ American group wanted to help Gaddafi — for $10 million

For $10 million, Gaddafi could have had the help of a strange American group.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya memo, Wikileaks, Gaddafi

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Moammar Gaddafi buried in secret location at dawn

The decomposing body of former Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was buried at a secret location at dawn Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:45 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi, human rights abuses

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Moammar Gaddafi: dead or alive?

Why did we want to see the images of Gaddafi everywhere?

By Melissa Bell  |  02:06 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World: Moammar Gaddafi, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi death video

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Libya map: The final flight of Moammar Gaddafi

Follow the final hours of Moammar Gaddafi’s life

By Melissa Bell  |  09:49 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Moammar Gaddafi’s last words: ‘Do you know right from wrong?’

Moammar Gaddafi’s last words are striking.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi, ICC

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Gaddafi’s wig: A dictator undone by vanity?

A DNA sample taken from Moammar Gaddafi’s hair proves it to be a wig.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:49 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Moammar Gaddafi, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein all killed in past five years

With news of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s death came the instant comparisons to other leaders whose death was celebrated around the world.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Video said to show a wounded Gaddafi after his capture

Libya fighters took control of Moammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte.

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  01:37 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Sirte, Moammar Gaddafi

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Saif Gaddafi on the run, Libyan prime minister says

Moammar Gaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam is on the run.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saif Gaddafi, Moammar Gaddafi, Libya

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Moammar Gaddafi’s death: Could it boost Nicolas Sarkozy in the polls?

Will Gaddafi’s death help the French president’s poll numbers leading up to the election?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Nicolas Sarkozy, Libya, French elections

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Mutassim Gaddafi reportedly dead, along with other Gaddafi loyalists

New reports suggest Moammar Gaddafi wasn’t the only senior member of the fallen regime to be killed or taken into custody.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Mommar Gaddafi, Mutassim Gaddafi, Moussa Ibrahim, Abu Baker Yunis, Abdullah Senussi

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Moammar Gaddafi reportedly killed; media scrambles to cover the news

As news came in Thursday morning that Moammar Gaddafi could be dead, media around the world scrambled to tell the story.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:09 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Hillary Clinton shakes hands with ‘rebels’ in Libya (photo)

The secretary of state made an unexpected trip to Libya Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Libyan activists call for end to celebratory gunfire

Jubilant Libyans fired into the air last night over a rumor that one of Gaddafi’s sons had been captured. Activists say the practice needs to stop.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, celebratory gunfire