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New Libyan premier says disarming ex-rebels could take months, arms will not be taken by force

New Libyan premier says disarming ex-rebels could take months, arms will not be taken by force | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI, Libya — Disarming former Libyan rebels could take months and weapons will not be taken by force, Libya’s new prime minister said in an interview broadcast Friday, signaling a shift from previous pledges of quick action.
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ICC: Mercenaries may try to help Gadhafi son escape

ICC: Mercenaries may try to help Gadhafi son escape | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Mercenary forces may be trying to help Moammar Gadhafi's son escape Libya, ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Wednesday.
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Gaddafi son Saif 'trying to flee'

Gaddafi son Saif 'trying to flee' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
International prosecutors say Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, may be trying to flee Libya with the help of mercenaries.
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A 'Muslim Brotherhood Crescent' Will Be Worse for U.S. Interests Than a 'Shia Crescent' – Tablet Magazine

A 'Muslim Brotherhood Crescent' Will Be Worse for U.S. Interests Than a 'Shia Crescent' – Tablet Magazine | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Eclipsed: U.S. policymakers fear a “Shia crescent,” a regional alliance led by Iran. A dawning “Muslim Brotherhood crescent” is far more threatening.
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Invisible Wounds: Libya's Battle for Mental Health

Invisible Wounds: Libya's Battle for Mental Health | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As Libyans start to rebuild after war, doctors, psychiatrists and NGOs are working together to tend to the nation's battered psyche...
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Muammar Qaddafi’s Death and Legacy

Muammar Qaddafi’s Death and Legacy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

How does it end? The dictator dies, shrivelled and demented, in his bed; he flees the rebels in a private plane; he is caught hiding in a mountain outpost, a drainage pipe, a spider hole. He is tried. He is not tried. He is dragged, bloody and dazed, through the streets, then executed. The humbling comes in myriad forms, but what is revealed is always the same: the technologies of paranoia, the stories of slaughter and fear, the vaults, the national economies employed as personal property, the crazy pets, the prostitutes, the golden fixtures.

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Niger faces local anger if it delivers Gaddafi son

Niger faces local anger if it delivers Gaddafi son | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger, the West African nation where Libya's fugitive Saif al-Islam Gaddafi may be headed, risks a backlash from nomad Tuaregs in its north if it follows through on its obligation to...
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Libya, Tunisia face obstacles on road to democracy

What a glorious week for the world. Free and fair elections in Tunisia, Moammar Khadafy's demise. All the fomentation and death brought by the Arab Spring have produced two new states that stand as shining examples -...
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Robert Fisk: What the killing of Gaddafi means to Syria

Robert Fisk: What the killing of Gaddafi means to Syria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Two days before Gaddafi was murdered, I was reading the morning newspapers in Beirut and discovered a remarkable story on most front pages.
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Libya official: Gadhafi's killers to be prosecuted

The people who killed former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi will be put on trial, a senior official in the new regime reportedly told a news conference Thursday.
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Sudan 'supported Libyan rebels'

Sudan 'supported Libyan rebels' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir says his country gave military support to those in Libya who took up arms against their leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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Official: Gadhafi’s intelligence chief now in Niger, joining 30 already seeking refuge there

DAKAR, Senegal — Moammar Gadhafi’s intelligence chief, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, has slipped into the desert nation of Niger and is hiding in the expanse of dunes at the Niger-Algeria border, a Niger presidential adviser...
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Libya: victory, tragedy, legacy

The western military alliance sees the result of the anti-Gaddafi war as a vindication of its strategy. But the true accounting of Nato’s campaign - including on the ledger of arms companies - tells a different story.

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Libya struggles to secure loose weapons

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- More than two months after the fall of Tripoli, Libya's new leaders are still struggling to secure massive weapons depots, stop the smuggling of munitions out of the country and disarm thousands of fighters who brought down Moammar Gadhafi's regime.

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Libya's Post-Qadhafi Challenges

Libya's challenges are immense, but Washington can take steps to facilitate the transition while ensuring that U.S. interests are not sidelined by other actors.
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Hisham Matar on Libya's awakening

Hisham Matar on Libya's awakening | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Full: Libya has finally begun to move on from the burdens of its past, but what will the post-Qaddafi era bring? The Review talks to Hisham Matar, the acclaimed author, about one nation’s awakening.
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Libyan militia 'terrorise' town

Libyan militia 'terrorise' town | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Militias from the Libyan city of Misrata are "terrorising" displaced residents of the town of Tawargha over their alleged loyalty to Muammar Gaddafi, Human Rights Watch says.
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Libya’s Forgotten Refugees

Libya’s Forgotten Refugees | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Europe must face the human consequences of the war it waged in Libya and accept stranded and fleeing refugees.
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Libya insists Saif al-Islam Gaddafi should be tried at home

Libya insists Saif al-Islam Gaddafi should be tried at home | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
NTC says that the International Criminal Court should not be allowed to try Saif Gaddafi for his role in Libya's civil war...
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Libya's Saif al-Islam bids to escape father's fate

Libya's Saif al-Islam bids to escape father's fate | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is expected to try to surrender to the International Criminal Court or seek refuge in a friendly African country as he races to escape his father's fate.The...
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Somalia, Libya, Uganda: US increases Africa focus

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- While putting few U.S. troops at risk, the United States is playing a growing role in Africa's military battles, using special forces advisers, drones and tens of millions of dollars in military aid to combat a growing and multifaceted security threat.

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U.N. Votes to End Libya Intervention on Monday

The unanimous vote terminates the basis for the NATO military action against the defeated military of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and lifts other sanctions on the country.
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Hoarders: Dictator Edition

Hoarders: Dictator Edition | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

U.S. federal agents moved to seize the $30 million Malibu mansion of Teodoro "Teodorin" Nguema Obiang Mangue, son of Equatorial Guinea's strongman president this week, which happened to contain a host of luxury goods -- not least a $1.1 million collection of Michael Jackson memorabilia, including the King of Pop's "white crystal covered 'Bad Tour' glove" and his MTV Music Awards "moon man" trophy.

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Gaddafi son wants to surrender to ICC, says NTC

Gaddafi son wants to surrender to ICC, says NTC | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who once vowed to die fighting on Libyan soil, now wants to face international justice instead and avoid any chance of meeting the same grisly end as his father,...
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