'Libya no good!' chanted refugees who had already made it across the Tunisia-Libya border. The flow of refugees has suddenly dropped 80 percent.
Sen. John Kerry is working on a financial aid package to promote emerging democracies in Egypt, Tunisia, and elsewhere in the Arab world. Here are three things to consider as he tries to line up lawmakers behind this idea.
The International Criminal Court today announced it would investigate Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and several members of his inner circle for crimes against humanity in Libya’s ongoing uprising. It is the second-ever ICC investigation into a sitting head of state, and one of only a handful of inquiries into crimes committed by world leaders. Below, a look at ICC cases:
Venezuela's Hugo Chávez has proposed a 'Peace Commission' to mediate Libya's civil conflict. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa today said the offer is 'under consideration.'
President Obama says he has asked the Pentagon and other agencies to come up with ways that the US could help protect Libyans in case the 'situation deteriorates rapidly.'
An antigovernment protester waves a Bahraini flag during a rally in Manama.
Egyptians volunteered Feb. 12 – the day after Hosni Mubarak’s resignation – to clean a statue leading into Tahrir Square.
Col. Muammar Qaddafi seized control of Libya in 1969 with a military coup that overthrew King Idris. He was influenced by Israel's defeat of Arab forces in 1948 and Gamal Abdel Nasser's Egyptian revolution in 1952. Many acts of terrorism were associated with Qaddafi's regime from the 1970s through the early 90s.
It will be a story of how the feds, banks, and neo-cons brought down the US Empire.