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Tripoli (Libya)

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  • The law is failing the women of Libya

    The law is failing the women of Libya
    TRIPOLI — What started as a normal day for an ordinary young woman here in Libya turned into a nightmare when a security guard at her public university physically and verbally attacked her, trying to bar her from entering her classroom because she...
  • Benghazi attacks suspect is questioned about other possible plots

  • Arrest of Benghazi suspect condemned by Libyan government

    Arrest of Benghazi suspect condemned by Libyan government
    Libya on Wednesday condemned U.S. special forces' arrest of a man on its soil suspected of masterminding a deadly Islamist militant attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, describing the detention as a violation of Libyan sovereignty. In the first...
  • Boy battling cancer gets lesson from former E Street Band drummer

    Boy battling cancer gets lesson from former E Street Band drummer
    When Sarah Newhard of New Tripoli asked her 9-year-old son Wyatt what he wanted for Christmas, she was surprised to hear him ask for a drum set. He had never been musically inclined or particularly liked music, Newhard says. But Wyatt, who since age 3...
  • Jordan envoy freed by Libyan militia after handover of jailed militant

    Jordan’s ambassador to Libya, abducted by gunmen nearly a month ago in the Libyan capital, arrived safely home in Amman on Tuesday. But the case raised troubling questions about the Libyan government’s ability to resist the demands of armed...
  • Gunfire, political chaos in Libya with attack on parliament

    Militiamen loyal to a rogue former general attacked Libya’s parliament building Sunday, state media said, in a new challenge to the authority of the North African nation’s weak central government. The group later reportedly declared it had...
  • Jocelyne Saab's Cultural Resistance Fest to Run in 3 Sites

    As violence from the civil war in Syria increasingly spills over into neighboring Lebanon, filmmaker Jocelyne Saab is launching the second edition of the Intl. Cultural Resistance Festival, which will run in three locations, including Tripoli, a virtual...
  • Libyan Interior Ministry backs anti-Islamist rogue ex-general

    Libya’s Interior Ministry announced Wednesday it was throwing its support behind Khalifa Haftar, a former army general who last week launched an unauthorized armed offensive against Islamist militias and their political allies. The tumult in the...
  • Navy SEALs seize tanker in illegal sale of Libyan oil

    Navy SEALs seize tanker in illegal sale of Libyan oil
    CAIRO — Did a charismatic Libyan rebel chieftain with big ambitions overreach? Trying to put a $36-million cargo of crude oil on the black market was an extraordinarily bold move by Ibrahim Jathran, a militia commander whose fighters played a role...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...
  • Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions

    Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions
    TRIPOLI, Libya — Dragging deeply on a cigarette and swirling his espresso dregs, the curly-haired young militiaman offered up a vivid account of the battles he and fellow rebels waged to bring down dictator Moammar Kadafi — days of blazing...