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2011 Libyan Civil War

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  • The dangerous world of freelance journalism

     The dangerous world of freelance journalism
    James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the two journalists recently beheaded on video by members of the militant group Islamic State, had a number of things in common. They both cared deeply about the Middle East and believed that stories from the region...
  • U.N. Security Council takes aim at Libyan warlords

    U.N. Security Council takes aim at Libyan warlords
    The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday took the first step toward punishing Libyan warlords or militias for their role in the country's 3-year-old conflict. Amid worry that the chaos is drawing in other Arab nations, the council unanimously...
  • Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now

     Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now
    Nature abhors a vacuum — especially when that vacuum is a lawless region of Iraq and Syria overrun by a vicious pseudo-army of extremists known as the Islamic State. Unfortunately, a second vacuum complicates efforts to crush the marauders:...
  • Father of James Foley: 'We know Jimmy's free. He's finally free'

    Father of James Foley: 'We know Jimmy's free. He's finally free'
    The parents of slain journalist James Foley begged President Obama on Wednesday to do everything in his power to save the other journalists who have been abducted by Islamic State, and pleaded with their son’s executioners to release the other...
  • Libyan militants seize Benghazi special forces base

    Libyan militants seize Benghazi special forces base
    Islamist militants took control of the biggest special forces base in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle that killed 30 people, a special forces officer said. Soldiers abandoned their base after heavy shelling, according to Saiqa...
  • Obama's unnecessary war

    Obama's unnecessary war
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that the United States is going to war "to degrade and ultimately destroy" the group known as the Islamic State. So right off you know one thing we will not do: destroy it. The only thing more reliable than...
  • Complete list of Sundance Film Festival selections: U.S. and World competitions

    Complete list of Sundance Film Festival selections: U.S. and World competitions
    The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in...
  • Keita wins Mali presidential election after rival concedes defeat

    Keita wins Mali presidential election after rival concedes defeat
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election after his rival, Soumaila Cisse, conceded defeat late Monday. Cisse visited Keita at his home late Monday to congratulate him, later announcing he had done so on...
  • On foreign policy, a consistently inconsistent president

    On foreign policy, a consistently inconsistent president
    In the wake of his dizzying reverses over chemical weapons in Syria, President Obama has been blasted as inconsistent, impulsive and amateurish in his conduct of foreign policy. But when you look at his actions rather than his words, there's more...
  • Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden

    Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden
    WASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his...
  • 'Lone Survivor' cinematographer Tobias Schliessler aims for truth

    For director of photography Tobias Schliessler, shooting the gritty war drama "Lone Survivor" brought plenty of complex challenges, including pulling off treacherous stunts, dealing with rugged terrain and orchestrating as many as five cameras at once....