Abigail Hauslohner is the Post’s Cairo bureau chief. Before joining the Post, she was a Middle East correspondent for Time magazine. She has been based in Cairo since 2009, and she has covered the revolutions in Egypt and Libya; politics and civil strife in Tunisia, Yemen and Gaza; and the war in Afghanistan.
It isn’t clear whether more men in arms can make a difference among the country’s rival groups.
The killing continues in Libya’s second-largest city, and the government appears unable to stop it.
The laborers who have built Qatar’s gleaming capital city, Doha, live in squalid conditions.
Militiamen reportedly opened fire on demonstrators demanding they leave the capital, Tripoli.