Libya http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19062/all en Up to 200 killed in protests in Libya, rights groups say (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110219/libya-gaddafi-protests <p> British Foreign Secretary labels use of heavy weapons and snipers &quot;horrifying.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110219/libya-gaddafi-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Libya Muammar Gaddafi Middle East Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:20:00 +0000 News Desk 5625479 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia asks Saudi Arabia to extradite Ben Ali, if not dead (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110220/tunisia-ben-ali-extradition-saudi-arabia <p> Thousands protested in Tunis on Sunday demanding that the caretaker government, led by Ben Ali ally Mohamed Ghannouchi, resign.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110220/tunisia-ben-ali-extradition-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Libya Tunisia Yemen Middle East Saudi Arabia Sun, 20 Feb 2011 23:08:00 +0000 News Desk 5625640 at http://www.globalpost.com Seif al-Islam Gaddafi: We will fight until the end (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/libya/110220/seif-al-islam-gaddafi-libya-protests-video <p> Muammar Gaddafi&#39;s son, Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, vowed to fight until the end in a nationally televised address early Monday morning.</p> <p> &quot;We will fight to the last minute, until the last bullet,&quot; he said, as protests reached the capital, Tripoli.</p> <p> His father still has control and is leading the fight, but he added that some military equipment had been seized.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/libya/110220/seif-al-islam-gaddafi-libya-protests-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Muammar Gaddafi Middle East Mon, 21 Feb 2011 02:05:37 +0000 News Desk 5625647 at http://www.globalpost.com Report: Gaddafi to sabotage oil wells http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/muammar-gaddafi/report-gaddafi-sabatoge-oil-wells <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A desperate move by a desperate leader? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The situation in Libya is <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/libya-gaddafi-military-egypt-venezuela">unraveling</a>, and it may be about to get even worse.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2052961,00.html">According to Time&#39;s Robert Baer</a>, a Gaddfi insider says the embattled Libyan leader has ordered the destruction of oil facilities, the source of 95 percent of the country&#39;s export earnings:</p> <p> <span style="background-color: rgb(211, 211, 211);">Gaddafi has ordered security services to start sabotaging oil facilities. They will start by blowing up several oil pipelines, cutting off flow to Mediterranean ports. The sabotage, according to the insider, is meant to serve as a message to Libya&#39;s rebellious tribes: It&#39;s either me or chaos.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/muammar-gaddafi/report-gaddafi-sabatoge-oil-wells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Muammar Gaddafi Oil Macro Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:54:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5626124 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaddafi defiant despite defections of top military and state officials (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/libya-gaddafi-video <p> GlobalPost&#39;s Jon Jensen reports from the Libya-Egypt border. &quot;Everybody inside Libya has a gun. It&#39;s completely lawless,&quot; one Egyptian returnee told him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/libya-gaddafi-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Libya Muammar Gaddafi World Leaders Military Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:39:00 +0000 News Desk 5626125 at http://www.globalpost.com Raw Feed Video: Libya-Egypt border http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5626126 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chaos in Libya is felt next door in Egypt. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <p>In this Raw Feed video, GlobalPost North Africa correspondent Jon Jensen reports from the chaotic border of Libya and Egypt.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/libyapic.jpg?1298414227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:02:22 17:33</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("af4013ad03a08", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Africa Egypt Libya Muammar Gaddafi Video Tue, 22 Feb 2011 22:33:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5626126 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaddafi speech threatens to trigger "genocide" in Libya (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/gaddafi-speech-genocide-libya <p> Thousands of government supporters responded to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi&#39;s fiery televised speech late Tuesday by flocking to Green Square, waving their bandanas, carrying machetes and preparing for what appeared to be neighborhood-to-neighborhood searches for protesters in outlying parts of the city.</p> <p> &ldquo;It looks like they have been given a green light to kill these people,&rdquo; a witness told the New York Times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/gaddafi-speech-genocide-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Muammar Gaddafi Wed, 23 Feb 2011 03:06:07 +0000 News Desk 5626148 at http://www.globalpost.com Is Libya using Italian equipment to strafe protesters? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/italy/110223/libya-protests-weapons <p> From Finmeccanica to Juventus, Libya has invested in Italian businesses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/italy/110223/libya-protests-weapons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Dictators Libya Muammar Gaddafi Silvio Berlusconi World Leaders Business Europe Politics Italy Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:29:00 +0000 Alessandro Speciale 5626354 at http://www.globalpost.com Fleeing chaos on Libya's eastern frontier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/libya/110223/egypt-border-gaddafi <p> Egyptians returning home said that bands of &ldquo;militias&rdquo; were roaming the streets at night in Libya, armed with knives and guns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/libya/110223/egypt-border-gaddafi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Egypt Libya Muammar Gaddafi World Leaders Conflict Zones Wed, 23 Feb 2011 22:04:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5626384 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama: Libya crackdown outrageous and unacceptable (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110223/obama-libya-crackdown-ourtageous-and-unacceptable <p> President Obama broke his silence Wednesday and condemned the crackdown in Libya by defiant leader Muammar Gaddafi. In his first public statement on the violence against anti-government protesters, the president said &quot;the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable&quot; and that the Libyan leader will be held accountable.</p> <p> &quot;Like all governments, the Libyan government has a responsibility to refrain from violence, to allow humanitarian assistance to reach those in need and to respect the rights of its people,&quot; Obama said. &quot;It must be held accountable for its failure to meet those responsibilities and face the cost of continued violations of human rights.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110223/obama-libya-crackdown-ourtageous-and-unacceptable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Obama Thu, 24 Feb 2011 03:14:00 +0000 News Desk 5626459 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya: Anti-Gaddafi forces surround Tripoli; more cities fall (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/libya-news-friday-tripoli-gaddafi <p> In some towns, there was no sign of police or military and the town was controlled by &quot;popular committees&quot; armed with automatic weapons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/libya-news-friday-tripoli-gaddafi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Libya Oil World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Middle East Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:51:00 +0000 News Desk 5626541 at http://www.globalpost.com Why African countries aren't revolting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/zimbabwe-mugabe-protests-eritrea-egypt-gaddafi-libya <p> Unlike the &ldquo;Jasmine Revolutions&rdquo; of North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa has not seen citizen-driven movements overthrowing repressive governments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/zimbabwe-mugabe-protests-eritrea-egypt-gaddafi-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Cameroon Eritrea Gabon Libya Tunisia Diplomacy Middle East Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:05:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5626640 at http://www.globalpost.com Are African troops backing Gaddafi? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/what-african-troops-are-backing-gaddafi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> African mercenaries may be supporting Gaddafi by firing on Libyan protesters. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> We&#39;ve all heard about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi&#39;s black female bodyguards.</p> <p> But now there are numerous reports that African troops are bolstering Libya&#39;s embattled leader and that they are firing at protesters on the streets and from helicopters.</p> <p> Libya&rsquo;s ambassador to India, who resigned following a crackdown on protests, said last week that African mercenaries were being used by Gaddafi and their ruthlessness in shooting unarmed protesters prompted some Libyan army soldiers to switch sides to the opposition.</p> <p> &quot;The mercenaries are from Africa, and speak French and other languages,&quot; said former ambassador to India Ali al-Essawi to Reuters. He said his information came from sources within the OPEC-member country. &quot;They (troops) are Libyans and they cannot see foreigners killing Libyans so they moved beside the people,&quot; said Essawi.</p> <p> &quot;People say they are black Africans and they don&#39;t speak Arabic. They are doing terrible things, going to houses and killing women and children,&quot; charged Essawi, in a separate interview with <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/22/gaddafi-mercenary-force-libya">Al Jazeera</a>.</p> <p> Witness accounts from Libya also suggest that foreign troops are supporting Gaddafi. They say that French speaking troops from Chad, Tunisia and Morocco have been firing on protesters. There are also reports that <a href="http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=134910">Ethiopian and Somali troops</a> are supporting Gaddafi in Tripoli.</p> <p> Zimbabwean troops have been sent to support Gaddafi, according to <a href="http://www.thezimbabwemail.com/zimbabwe/7397.html">the Zimbabwe Mail</a>. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and Gaddafi have been close allies for many years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/what-african-troops-are-backing-gaddafi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Muammar Gaddafi Robert Mugabe World Leaders Africa Emerges Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:13:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5626656 at http://www.globalpost.com Raw Feed video: Triumph in Benghazi http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5626661 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>The mood is celebratory in Benghazi, one week after protests started in Libya. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nichole Sobecki </div> </div> </div> <p>GlobalPost's Nichole Sobecki reports from Benghazi, where the opposition has taken control and continues to push for Gaddafi's ouster.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/2077180b0e0f1-original.jpg?1298595404" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:02:24 20:06</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("2077180b0e0f1", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Africa Arab Spring Libya Muammar Gaddafi Middle East Video Fri, 25 Feb 2011 01:06:00 +0000 Nichole Sobecki 5626661 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama, European leaders plan Libya response http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/obama-european-leaders-plan-libya-response <p> President Obama spoke with European leaders Thursday to coordinate an international response to the crisis in Libya. The president, who said his priority is to ensure the safety of Americans in Libya and an end to violence against the Libyan people, spoke with the leaders of France, Italy and the United Kingdom.</p> <p> Obama discussed with the respective leaders various ways to hold the <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/02/24/us.obama.libya/">Libyan government accountable</a> for its violent crackdown over the past week and efforts to provide humanitarian assistance, according to a White House statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/obama-european-leaders-plan-libya-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Fri, 25 Feb 2011 03:30:00 +0000 News Desk 5626706 at http://www.globalpost.com