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What Libyan Rebels Could Teach Obama About the Rule of Law

What Libyan Rebels Could Teach Obama About the Rule of Law | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Why is the United States entrenching the same kind of military detention system that Arab revolutionaries have given their lives to overthrow?

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Panetta says Libya faces long, difficult transition

Panetta says Libya faces long, difficult transition | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - U.S.Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told Libya's leaders on Saturday they faced a long, hard road in moving on from 42 years of one-man rule and uniting rival militias that still hold...
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Going home to the new Libya

Going home to the new Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
There is revolution in the air in Libya but, when Tarik Kafala returned to the country he left as a child, he found some things barely changed.
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Libyan women battle for empowerment

Libyan women battle for empowerment | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
They helped smuggle weapons and ammunition to fighters during the revolution. Now, Libyan women have their own battle to fight - for empowerment, reports the BBC's Caroline Hawley.
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Syria isn't Libya: Obama must consider bolder intervention

Before the calls come to commit US forces to an intervention in Syria, the Obama administration must take a hard look at what happened in Libya. The politically safe, low-risk, low-reward intervention in Libya shouldn’t be repeated in Syria.
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Libya’s Toughest Test May Be Building an Army

Libya’s Toughest Test May Be Building an Army | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The country has never had a truly professional national army, and the struggling interim government’s effort to build one may be its most difficult and important task.
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Exclusive: The capture of Gaddafi's son

Exclusive: The capture of Gaddafi's son | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
OBARI, Libya (Reuters) - The chic black sweater and jeans were gone. So too the combat khaki T-shirt of his televised last stand in Tripoli.
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Libya says Gadhafi son to be tried at home

Libya says Gadhafi son to be tried at home | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Libyan information minister said Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent will be tried at home.
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Harvard award honors slain Libyan citizen journalist - CNN.com

Harvard University named a Libyan reporter killed by sniper fire as the recipient of a prestigious journalism award for risking his life to inform others.
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New Libyan army members deployed to settle tribal feud

The soldiers, wearing beige camouflage uniforms and ID badges, were sent to serve as a buffer between rival gunmen.
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The Lynching of Libya

The Lynching of Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The problem with revenge is that it provokes further revenge, setting in motion of cycle of violence and counter-violence – the culture of vendetta. That is why the summarily violent death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi is a dangerous omen for Libya.
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Massive munitions stockpiles unguarded in eastern Libya

Massive munitions stockpiles unguarded in eastern Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
AJDABIYAH, Libya (Reuters) - Munitions stockpiles in eastern Libya remain for a large part unguarded, despite pledges by the interim government to secure the country's massive arsenal.The abundance of...
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The Islamist Bloc?

The Islamist Bloc? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Just because you think you know one of the Arab World's new Islamists doesn't mean you know them all.

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Arab Spring puts women's rights in the spotlight

Arab Spring puts women's rights in the spotlight | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At a pre-wedding evening party in central Tripoli, a group of Libyan women sing traditional songs to the beat of a drum as they prepare to apply henna to the bride's hands and feet.

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U.N. lifts sanctions in Libya

The United Nations Security Council on Friday lifted sanctions on the Central Bank of Libya and the Libyan Foreign Bank.
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Libyan activists demand transparency from National Transitional Council

Libyan activists demand transparency from National Transitional Council | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Protesters set up tent city in Benghazi and call for interim government to make its membership and voting decisions public...
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Syrian refugees seek shelter in Libya

Syrian refugees seek shelter in Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Thousands of refugees fleeing the escalating violence in Syria are seeking shelter in Libya, a country still recovering from its own civil war.

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Libyan tribes protest at new government line-up

Libyan tribes protest at new government line-up | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Some of Libya's clans said on Wednesday they would not recognize the government, a day after the unveiling of a new cabinet revived regional and tribal rivalries which threaten the...
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Analysis: Syria's Assad seen ignoring Gaddafis' fate

Analysis: Syria's Assad seen ignoring Gaddafis' fate | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - The chilling spectacle of Muammar Gaddafi's brutal end last month and the capture of his son Saif al-Islam this week, far from deterring Bashar al-Assad, seem to have energized him into...
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Gadhafi's intelligence chief captured in southwestern Libya

Gadhafi's intelligence chief captured in southwestern Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A day after the arrest of Gadhafi's son, fighters took Abdullah al-Senussi into custody; National Transitional Council promises both men will receive a fair trial.
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The Capture of Gaddafi's Son: The Reformer Who Refused to Reform

The Capture of Gaddafi's Son: The Reformer Who Refused to Reform | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
According to one aide, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had opportunities to join the rebellion against his father.
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Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya, military commanders say - CNN.com

Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya, military commanders say - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of slain Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been captured in Libya, military commanders said Saturday.
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Libyan official blasts Niger's amnesty offer to Gadhafi son as a 'provocation' - CNN.com

Libyan official blasts Niger's amnesty offer to Gadhafi son as a 'provocation' - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A top Libyan official slammed Niger's offer of amnesty to one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, calling it a "challenge and provocation."...
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Islamist commander sees Libyan fighters keeping weapons

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Fighters who toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi in Libya's uprising will keep their weapons for now to aid in security, an Islamist commander said.Many are expected to leave...
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Libya dispatch: as lawlessness spreads, are the rebel 'good guys' turning bad?

Libya dispatch: as lawlessness spreads, are the rebel 'good guys' turning bad? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Once welcomed as liberators, Libya's rebel fighters are beginning to outstay their welcome in Tripoli.

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