Behind the uprising: Oil wealth, widespread poverty
With its small population and the most oil reserves in Africa, Libya's per capita gross domestic product is much higher than that of its neighbors. However, many Libyans complain that corruption and waste in the government-controlled oil sector have prevented that revenue from reaching the people.
Gene Thorp and Alicia Parlapiano/The Washington Post - Feb. 25, 2011
Rebels inching closer to Gaddafi stronghold Article | BENGHAZI, LIBYA - Fighting between Libyan opposition groups and government paramilitary forces moved closer to the capital, Tripoli, on Thursday, as residents braced for a potential push to oust Moammar Gaddafi's regime from the city.
Fate of Gaddafi inner circle also at stake Article | As he desperately tries to squash a popular rebellion, Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi is banking on the loyalty of a close circle of relatives and security officials whose personal fates depend on his survival, according to U.S. officials and analysts.