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Gaddafi files show evidence of murderous intent

Chris Stephen – The dark green box files are packed closely together in rows that stretch up to the ceiling – as dull as dull could be. But the papers hidden inside them will sink Muammar Gaddafi. In these boxes, … Continue reading

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Libyans fear the scorpion sting of Gaddafi’s informers

Xan Rice – Locals call them pimps or snitches. They wear plain clothes, drive unmarked cars and are as numerous as scorpions in the Libyan desert, only more dangerous. Loathed and feared in equal measure, they are the eyes and … Continue reading

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Tripoli mortuary eyewitness: ‘Haunted by Libya deaths’

Anti-government protests began in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on 15-16 February, but spread rapidly westwards, reaching the capital, Tripoli, on 20 February. Officials denied anyone had been injured in clashes between security forces and protesters. But a former … Continue reading

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Why a slow moving NATO is good for Libya

Editor’s Note: Stephan Richter is the editor-in-chief of The Globalist. By Stephan Richter – Special to CNN Seemingly all the major U.S. newspapers, including the New York Times and Washington Post, are editorializing harshly that NATO (read: Europe) shows itself … Continue reading

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Drinking Cappuccino as the Bombs Fall

A new phase has begun in the Libyan war, with NATO apparently directly targeting dictator Moammar Gadhafi by bombing his Tripoli compound. For the foreign journalists staying in the luxury Rixos hotel, unable to go out without government chaperones, the … Continue reading

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In verse and prose, Benghazi liberates speech

BENGHAZI, Libya — Freedom of speech is the name of the game in Revolution Square in the Libyan rebel capital of Benghazi, where new publications have blossomed and women recite poetry in public. “When the revolution started, I had three … Continue reading

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Daughter of Libyan civilian journalist born months after his death

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Mayar Nabbous has entered the world, more than two months after her father — an engineer-turned-advocate journalist — left it, after being killed by a sniper in the rebel-held city of Benghazi. The baby’s mother, Perditta … Continue reading

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The Libyan artists driving Gaddafi to the wall

In Tripoli, official portraits of Muammar Gaddafi are everywhere: on giant murals and billboards, in hotel lobbies, offices, shops, homes, and schools. The “Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution” usually appears as a sort of deity or in military … Continue reading

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Nato’s strategy in Libya is working – talks with Gaddafi won’t

By Ranj Alaaldin – On Monday, the South African president, Jacob Zuma, once again went to Tripoli in an attempt to broker a peace deal between Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and the opposition forces. As expected, he failed. But mediation or … Continue reading

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Living in Libya, and why it’s not “run by the people”

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