Global News Blog Good Reads: Qaddafi's pest fixation, Libya's missing weapons, and a former hostage returns to help Somalia
In today's papers, Muammar Qaddafi reveals in a recorded audio message that he has not fled the country. The Monitor's Scott Peterson reports that thousands of Libya's weapons have gone missing, and Geoffrey York finds a former hostage who returns to Somalia to make a difference.
09/08/2011 09:37 am
Human Rights Watch discovered several weapons-storage sites in Libya where surface-to-air missiles are missing, raising concerns that the weapons could arm an Iraq-style insurgency.
09/07/2011 07:10 pm
One NATO leaflet directed at non-Libyan Qaddafi fighters warned in Arabic: 'You have been involved in violent acts against innocent Libyan civilians.... Leave this country now.'
09/06/2011 05:41 pm
Reminders that the Bush administration collaborated with Libya's Qaddafi regime on the detention and interrogation of Islamists makes some afraid. They shouldn't be.
09/06/2011 01:43 pm
The New Yorker's Sept. 11 coverage is a keeper, while the Globe and Mail's reporting from a Somalia famine victims' camp introduces you to one family's tragic trek toward safety. The Monitor explains how the US allegedly sent Libyan Al Qaeda suspects back to Tripoli, knowing they'd be tortured.
09/06/2011 09:45 am
Documents uncovered by Human Rights Watch in Tripoli detail how the CIA and Britain’s MI6 worked to develop warm ties with Libya's Muammar Qaddafi after he vowed to give up weapons of mass destruction.
09/05/2011 10:51 am
The possible arms sales to Qaddafi, detailed in a Libyan government document, would violate UN sanctions. If true, the report would threaten China's standing with Libya's National Transitional Council.
09/05/2011 09:40 am
Terrorism & Security Libyan documents appear to show close ties between Qaddafi and CIA, MI6 (VIDEO)
The Western intelligence agencies used Qaddafi's regime to interrogate suspected militants and aided in tracking down Libyan rebels, including a top rebel military official, according to papers found in a Tripoli office.
09/04/2011 10:47 am
Abu Salim prison, Muammar Qaddafi's most notorious dungeon for political opponents, was the brutal center of his efforts to retain power in Libya. One man helped dozens of prisoners escape.
09/02/2011 07:16 pm
That's the implication of documents found by Al Jazeera in Tripoli. The documents also suggest that US Rep. Dennis Kucinich tried to help provide legal assistance to the Libyan regime.
09/02/2011 01:19 pm
Guest blogger Laura Seay interviews the author of a book on governance by rebel groups about what Libya's National Transitional Council will need to do to build a stable government.
09/01/2011 04:27 pm
Today, Libya's transitional leaders extended the deadline for the Qaddafi stronghold of Sirte to surrender. The move is a bid to avoid a fight that undermines efforts to build postwar unity.
09/01/2011 03:06 pm
Libya's Muammar Qaddafi spoke on a friendly TV station today and insisted the tide is about to turn in his favor.
09/01/2011 02:20 pm
Syria's activists say they want peaceful opposition to the Assad regime. But one who just escaped to Lebanon says that many worry the country will fall into civil war.
09/01/2011 02:12 pm
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.
09/01/2011 10:15 am
Today's must reads include an interview with a mercenary in Timbuktu; Qaddafi's control of water pipelines; and how a US government policy to arm Mexican gangs may have backfired.
09/01/2011 08:30 am
Hana Qaddafi, we were told, was killed by US airstrikes in 1986 when she was a baby. Evidence now suggests that Muammar Qaddafi lied keeping his daughter under wraps for 25 years.
09/01/2011 03:39 am
The civil war's final battle may come this weekend in Sirte unless the new anti-Qaddafi rulers can quickly set a course for national reconciliation.
08/31/2011 04:33 pm
What is it about dictators and their children?
08/31/2011 02:10 pm
A tiny bookstore around the corner from Tripoli's Green Square is one of the first businesses to reopen in Libya's capital.
08/31/2011 12:41 pm
Libya rebel leaders argue that the country is not in a civil war but united in a fight to throw off Qaddafi's dictatorship.
08/31/2011 11:08 am
The focus of the hunt for Muammar Qaddafi could shift from Sirte to Bani Walid.
08/31/2011 10:58 am
Global News Blog Good Reads: Libyan rebels' push on Sirte, Nigeria's Boko Haram, Clooney's satellites
Today's stories feature a look at the Libyan rebels' final push on Qaddafi's hometown, Nigeria's Boko Haram, and how George Clooney's satellite project may affect Sudan.
08/31/2011 10:03 am
NATO is still hoping for a negotiated settlement with Libyan rebels to avoid more fighting, particularly in Qaddafi's hometown of Sirte. The deadline expires Saturday.
08/31/2011 09:42 am
Libya rebels are amassing to the east and west of Sirte, and have given Qaddafi forces in the strategic city until Saturday to surrender.
08/30/2011 06:49 pm