Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was a voice for military intervention in Libya. Now, she's visiting Tripoli, basking in the mission's success and trying to boost US ties to the new government.
Libya’s interim government says capturing Qaddafi is a matter of security and stability not just for Libya, but for the region and beyond.
Libya's new leaders responded well to the water crisis earlier this month, making sure citizens had water even as pro-Qaddafi forces turned off access to drinking water supplies. But trouble may yet loom.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British premier David Cameron secured crucial NATO backing of the rebels. Now they want to help the new Libya become a model for other Arab nations.
The ability of transitional leaders to rein in the scores of militias that helped oust Muammar Qaddafi will signal how capable they are of governing the new Libya.
NTC chairman Mahmoud Jalil called on Libya's rebels to overcome the friction, tribalism, and political squabbling that has marred rebel leadership at a critical time of transition.
Libya's National Transition Council in Tripoli is stressing reconciliation instead of revenge. But not all Libyans are convinced the goodwill will last.
After unintended casualties from celebratory shootings in Tripoli, and with many ordinary citizens carrying firearms, rebels are taking new steps to limit gun use.
A Libya summit convening this evening will target the National Transitional Council's governing and financial needs. French and British hosts are keen to avoid any echoes of past European colonialism.
Western rebels say they won't accept a government run by the National Transitional Council's chairman, who is from the east and has yet to be seen in Tripoli since rebels seized the capital.