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  • Libya no-fly zone: Moment of reckoning for the United Nations?

    Libya no-fly zone: Moment of reckoning for the United Nations?

    The United Nations' early response to the Libya crisis shows it can be relevant, some say. Now the Security Council is poised to take up a no-fly zone.

  • How is Muammar Qaddafi still hanging on?

    How is Muammar Qaddafi still hanging on?

    Muammar Qaddafi, clinging to power in Tripoli, has now faced down more internal and external pressure than fellow autocrats in Egypt and Tunisia.

  • Europe rethinks dependence on Libyan oil

    Europe rethinks dependence on Libyan oil

    Italy and Spain depend on Libya for as much as 22 percent and 13 percent of total crude consumption, respectively, a supply not easily replaced on short notice.

  • Pan Am Flight 103: Qaddafi ordered it bombed, says Libyan minister

    Pan Am Flight 103: Qaddafi ordered it bombed, says Libyan minister

    Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, was a bombing ordered by Muammar Qaddafi, according to a former Libyan justice minister, in an interview with a Swedish newspaper. All 243 passengers and 16 crew members on Pan Am Flight 103 were killed.

  • Muammar Qaddafi: Five ways Libya's leader has held onto power

    Muammar Qaddafi: Five ways Libya's leader has held onto power

    Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has long elicited chuckles abroad with his outlandish attire and over-the-top rhetoric, but his brutal crackdown this week is no laughing matter. This backgrounder offers a look at how the eccentric dictator came to power – and how he's held on to it for more than 40 years.

  • How absolute is Qaddafi's power? 4 key questions.

    How absolute is Qaddafi's power? 4 key questions.

    Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has long elicited chuckles abroad with his outlandish attire and over-the-top rhetoric, but his brutal crackdown this week is no laughing matter. This backgrounder offers a look at how the eccentric dictator came to power – and how he's held on to it for 41 years.

  • Cyberattacks persist as MasterCard slogs through WikiLeaks protest

    Cyberattacks persist as MasterCard slogs through WikiLeaks protest

    Cyberattacks sent MasterCard's website into a tailspin. The page has been up-again, down-again as hackers stage a cyberattack protest in support of WikiLeaks.

  • Homeland Security talks about air cargo changes needed

    Homeland Security talks about air cargo changes needed

    Homeland Security talks about changes needed to improve air cargo security, while lobbying by the multibillion-dollar freight industry slows process.

  • Lockerbie bomber Megrahi: conspiracy theories persist

    Lockerbie bomber Megrahi: conspiracy theories persist

    The release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbasit al-Megrahi, the Libyan agent convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, has rekindled conspiracy theories that he was innocent. Investigators say they can only scratch their heads.

  • In Pictures Following Qaddafi's fashion

    Libyan President Muammar Qaddafi acknowledges a crowd in Marsa Matruh, Egypt, in March 1999. Qaddafi will speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday and arrives with more than a flashy outfit and brightly colored bedouin tent. Emotions are still raw over the recent release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel al-Megrahi to a hero's welcome in Tripoli.