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2011 Libyan Civil War

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  • Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance

    Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance
    The U.S. and allied air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria that began earlier this week have disrupted the militant group's command and control and logistics ability, the top U.S military officer said on Friday. General Martin Dempsey,...
  • 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...
  • 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'

    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...
  • 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...
  • Tribeca 2014: Marshall Curry, 'Zero Motivation' take top prizes

    Tribeca 2014: Marshall Curry, 'Zero Motivation' take top prizes
    NEW YORK -- A feature about Israeli female soldiers and a documentary about an American fighting in Libya took top jury prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival Thursday night. “Zero Motivation,” Talya Lavie’s Hebrew-language look at a...
  • A Dozen Non-Fiction Films Preem at Tribeca as Doc Community Embraces Fest

    Documentaries "Street Fight," "Jesus Camp," "Which Way Home" and "Taxi to the Dark Side" have two things in common: Oscar nominations (which "Taxi" would go on to win) and world premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. It's no secret the majority of...
  • Letters: Nevada range war

    Letters: Nevada range war
    Re "BLM relents after standoff," April 13 Relenting to the demands of the armed supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has his cattle graze on public land but refuses to pay the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, sends a dangerous message: that...