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‘Arab Spring’ Migrants Trapped by Italy’s Economic Crisis

The flow of migrants from Libya to Europe has resumed following the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in October. Since the uprisings in Libya and Tunisia earlier this year, tens of thousands of migrants have departed across the Mediterranean for a new life. The reality of trying to build a new life in Europe is often […]

2011 events to shape world

(CNN) — From the Arab Spring to a global economic crisis to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 2011 has been defined by historic and dynamic events that will shape the world in the years ahead. A revolt across the Middle East and North Africa began with the self-immolation of a struggling merchant in Tunisia […]

Libyan Militia Leaders, Oil Execs Appointed in New Cabinet

Libyan militia leaders who helped to topple the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi in an uprising this year have won top security posts in a new Cabinet appointed by the country’s National Transitional Council. Interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib announced his Cabinet line-up in a news conference late Tuesday after weeks of negotiations. He granted the […]

Libya’s NTC Unveils New Government

Libya’s National Transitional Council has unveiled a new Cabinet that will govern the country until it holds its first elections since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi. Interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib told a news conference in Tripoli late Tuesday that “all of Libya is represented in the new line-up.”  It includes several relatively unknown figures, […]

ICC Prosecutor: Libya May Try Gadhafi’s Son

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says the captured son of Moammar Gadhafi may be tried in Libya rather than in The Hague, as long as the trial meets ICC standards. ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo met officials in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, Tuesday, as the country’s National Transitional Council prepared to name a new Cabinet […]

Libya Vows to Try Gadhafi Son, Ex-Intelligence Chief at Home

Libya’s new leaders said Sunday they will try Moammar Gadhafi’s son, Seif al-Islam, in Libya and will not hand him over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, where he is charged with crimes against humanity. The leaders also announced the capture of Gadhafi’s former intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senoussi, who is also […]

Key Events in Libya’s Revolution

The capture of Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libya’s late leader Moammar Gadhafi and the only wanted member of the ousted ruling family to remain at large, is the just the latest in a series of dramatic events that has transformed the country. February 15, 2011: Riots break out in Benghazi inspired by Arab Spring […]

Financial Crisis Hits NATO Funding

Europe’s economic problems are making it even more difficult for the continent’s governments to fund often unpopular defense programs.  That is threatening to hurt the NATO alliance’s efforts to upgrade its capabilities so it can respond to unexpected crises anywhere in the world.   When the U.N. Security Council voted in March to launch a […]

Libyans Optimistic on Democracy, Challenges Loom

In the first blush of enthusiasm after the nine-month struggle to oust Moammar Gadhafi, many Libyans are optimistic that the country will be able to move toward democracy with little payback for the iron rule and atrocities of the past. But some analysts are not so sure. The private compound from which Moammar Gadhafi ruled […]

Arab Spring On the Minds of Hajj Pilgrims

More than two and a half million Muslims are continuing their pilgrimage in Mecca, the holiest site of Islam, throwing stones at a symbolic Satan as the annual ritual enters its final stages. The religious has mixed with the political this year, with the changes sweeping the Arab world on the minds of some performing […]