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March 18, 2011 Comment

Libyan Government Declares Ceasefire

Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa announced today that Libya is declaring an immediate ceasefire and stopping all military operations. The decision comes after the U.N. voted to authorize a no fly zone and to take “all necessary measures” to protect the Libyan people, including air strikes.

March 16, 2011 4 Comments

Pro-Gadhafi Forces In Libya Advance On Rebels

Anti-government rebels in Libya are lashing out at the West for not coming to their aid in their battle to oust longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi. Rebels are struggling to hold their ground as pro-Gadhafi forces intensify offensives throughout the country.

March 10, 2011 Comment

A Libyan-American Reflects On Turmoil

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross says Libya has descended into civil war and that doctors are seeing a “sharp increase” in the number of casualties. We turn to Libyan-American Mohamed Ejahmi for some perspective.

March 2, 2011 3 Comments

Meet The Gadhafis

As events unfold in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi’s children have increasingly taken center stage. One son commands a personal army believed to be behind brutal attacks against demonstrators, another reportedly plotted a coup against his father.

March 1, 2011 3 Comments

Clashes Continue Between Pro-Gadhafi And Opposition Forces

Witnesses say pro-Gadhafi forces battled opposition forces in the city of Zawiya, outside of Tripoli, for six hours overnight, but could not retake control of the city 30 miles west of Tripoli.

February 28, 2011 Comment

Weighing The Options In Libya

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Geneva, Switzerland today to rally international pressure against Libya, as the European Union agreed to an economic blockade of the country. We look at the international community’s options in Libya.

February 25, 2011 4 Comments

Amid Unrest, Questions Arise Over Americans’ Consulting Work In Libya

As opposition leaders close in on Tripoli, American business and consulting firms that work in the country are keeping a close eye developments there. We take a look at one Boston-based firm that Libya hired to improve its image after sanctions were dropped in 2004.

February 24, 2011 Comment

Voices From Libya: Tell Gadhafi To ‘Pack Your Bags And Go’

A Libyan woman described a Tripoli with empty streets, and residents hunkered down indoors out of fear. A man in Benghazi said of the country’s leader Gadhafi, “we need someone to tell the guy: ‘Come on pack your bags and go.'”

February 22, 2011 Comment

Libyan Protester: ‘It’s A Massacre Here’

31-year-old protester Ahmed tells Here & Now that despite a deadly government crackdown in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, protesters haven’t lost resolve. “Everyone in Libya has spoken, and they’re willing to give up their lives for the sake of freedom.”

February 22, 2011 4 Comments

Attack Of Journalist Lara Logan Raises Questions For Female Correspondents

CBS correspondent Lara Logan’s brutal sexual assault during celebrations in Tahrir Square earlier this month has some female foreign correspondents talking about how to deal with the dangers they face daily.

August 31, 2009 Comment

Rundown 8/31

California Prison Release, Modern-day Slavery, Lockerbie, Pentagon Cancels Reporter Review Program

August 25, 2009 9 Comments

Rundown 8/25

Paul Krugman, Controversy Continues Over Lockerbie Release, Adult Autism

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

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