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  • Britain to Libya: Don't celebrate Lockerbie bomber's release

    Terrorism & Security Britain to Libya: Don't celebrate Lockerbie bomber's release

    Libya leader Muammar Qaddafi may throw a party for convicted Lockerbie murderer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, released one year ago today. Britain is warning against such action.

  • One year after release of Lockerbie bomber Megrahi, questions about BP role

    Convicted Lockerbie bomber Megrahi is expected to be fêted by Libya's Qaddafi as he marks one year since his release on compassionate medical grounds from the UK. Questions have risen about a possible BP role in pushing for the release.

  • In diverting Libya aid ship, Israel implements lessons from Gaza flotilla raid

    In diverting Libya aid ship, Israel implements lessons from Gaza flotilla raid

    Israel worked with Egyptian officials to divert the Libya aid ship bound for Gaza, using not only military deterrence but also intensive diplomacy.

  • Gaza aid ship heads toward Egypt

    Gaza aid ship heads toward Egypt

    Gaza aid ship from Libya carrying aid for Palestinians set a new course for Egypt on Wednesday after Israel's navy warned it away from the blockaded Gaza Strip.

  • Libya's path from desert to modern country – complete with ice rink

    Libya's path from desert to modern country – complete with ice rink

    Libya, a one-time global pariah whose leader's son is sponsoring an aid boat to Gaza this week, has seen dramatic economic progress since the lifting of sanctions for funding terrorism, nuclear proliferation. Is this a model for Iran and North Korea?

  • Will Libya aid ship force more changes to Israel's Gaza blockade?

    Will Libya aid ship force more changes to Israel's Gaza blockade?

    The Libya-sponsored Almathea is the latest of several attempts to break Israel's Gaza blockade since a fatal raid killed nine pro-Palestinian activists on May 31.

  • Libya's Qaddafi latest to challenge Israel's Gaza blockade

    Libya's Qaddafi latest to challenge Israel's Gaza blockade

    Backed by a charity headed by the son of Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi, the ship Amalthea will challenge Israel's Gaza blockade by attempting to deliver 2,000 tons of food, medicine, and relief to the Palestinian territory.

  • Every Man in This Village Is a Liar

    Every Man in This Village Is a Liar

    Journalist Megan K. Stack peers into the lives of ordinary Middle Easterners caught between despotic rulers, the dream of freedom, and American foreign policy.

  • Gallery World's worst human rights violators

    TIBET: 
Tibet: Under Chinese rule, Tibetans lack the right to determine their political future or freely elect their own leaders. The authorities regularly suppress religious activities and possession of Dalai Lama–related materials can lead to official harassment and punishment. Freedoms of assembly and association are severely restricted. Independent trade unions, civic groups, and human rights groups are illegal. Torture remains common in practice. Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, is seen here in July 2009.

  • Gallery Top 10 longest-serving leaders

    HUN SEN: 25 years, 2 months. Cambodia’s prime minister was thrust into power in January 1985, making the 33-year-old the youngest prime minister in the world. The former Khmer Rouge cadre’s journey from communist leader to elected head of government spans 25 years of civil war and a massive UN-administered transition to democracy. His government is one of the world's most corrupt and is widely accused of pillaging the country's natural resources.