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  • Can the US military help Libyan rebels oust Muammar Qaddafi? Four options.

    Can the US military help Libyan rebels oust Muammar Qaddafi? Four options.

    As violence in Libya increases, US officials have promised that the administration is exploring “all possible options for action” against Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi. Yet Pentagon officials emphasize that they are also weighing the adverse risks of US military action aiding rebels, such as the possibility that Mr. Qaddafi could galvanize support in the name of anti-imperialism. What are steps the US military could take to aid rebels, and how feasible are they?

  • Rebukes to Libya mount as UN kicks it off Human Rights Council

    Rebukes to Libya mount as UN kicks it off Human Rights Council

    UN General Assembly rarely castigates one of its own, even in the face of egregious acts. Ousting Libya from the Human Rights Council follows other UN actions to respond to the crisis.

  • Credit rating for Libya now junk

    Credit rating for Libya now junk

    Credit rating agency Fitch lowers Libya's credit rating three nothces.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 03/01

    A woman cries during the funeral of Showkat Ali Khan, a Kashmiri civilian who succumbed to his injuries after a grenade explosion in Srinagar, Kashmir. Police said two civilians, including Khan, and two policemen were injured when suspected militants hurled a hand grenade at a group of policemen who were on patrol.

  • Libya uprising: Key cities

    Libya uprising: Key cities

    As Libya's antigovernment rebels take hold of more cities, the nation no longer appears divided between pro-government West vs. rebellious East. Now, with embattled leader Muammar Qaddafi facing dwindling support from traditional western strongholds, the situation increasingly appears to be Almost Everywhere vs. Tripoli. Here’s a look at some key cities. (Last updated March 1)

  • Why Qaddafi can no longer terrorize Libyans

    Why Qaddafi can no longer terrorize Libyans

    While Qaddafi is trying to retake cities held by the opposition, the stunning shift in mood in 'liberated' Libya has unleashed a new sense of freedom – and the courage to defend it.

  • Qaddafi's forces repelled in bid to retake western Libya city

    Terrorism & Security Qaddafi's forces repelled in bid to retake western Libya city

    An attack by Muammar Qaddafi's forces on Zawiyah, Libya, was turned back by opposition forces Monday. Neither side seems able to gain the upper hand.

  • Why Oman is different than other Middle East autocracies in turmoil

    Global News Blog Why Oman is different than other Middle East autocracies in turmoil

    In Oman, democratic aspirants are struggling against an absolute monarch who has developed and managed the country far better than most regional autocrats now facing revolt.

  • The Monitor's View Libya sanctions: China's new role at the UN

    The United Nations Security Council unanimously set sanctions on Libya Saturday, with China deciding to join in and punish a country for its human-rights violations. Such a move could set a new direction for China, as well as help the UN cope with other crises in the Middle East.

  • Libya's mercenaries pose difficult issue to resolve

    Africa Monitor Libya's mercenaries pose difficult issue to resolve

    Muammar Qaddafi is likely relying heavily on African mercenaries, but if Libya falls to the anti-Qaddafi protesters, they're the ones who will have to figure out what to do with them.