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Gaddafi’s Death And African Union: An Interview With Libyans (Part 4)

Battle in Libya. Photo by Reuters from: Ana Sayfa In the fourth and final chapter of our interview series with Libyans (see: part 1, part 2, part 3), we will be touching some of the hot button topics, and more specifically the circumstances of Muammar Gaddafi’s death in captivity and the future of the African […]

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Cutting Through Libya’s Post-Gaddafi Fog: An Interview With Libyans (Part 3)

Libya. Photo from: exohuman.com We are continuing with our interviews with Libyans and Libyan expats (see: part 1, part 2) that took place after dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed, but before his son Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi was captured by Libyan freedom fighters, here is part three of the interview series. In this interview we get […]

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Cutting Through Libya’s Post-Gaddafi Fog: An Interview With Libyans (Part 2)

Libyan freedom fighters. Photo from: cubanexilequarter.blogspot.com Following our original interview with Libyans and Libyan expats, which took place after dictator Muammar Gaddafi lost his life, but before his son Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi was taken prisoner by revolutionary forces, here is part two of the interview series. In this article we get to interview a French […]

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Israeli PM Netanyahu: “Arab Spring Pushing Middle East Backward”

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo from: netanyahu.org.il Yesterday Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted the Arab Spring as an “Islamic, anti-Western, anti-liberal, anti-Israeli and anti-democratic wave.” Where? Mr Netanyahu made his comments during a Knesset (parliament) session, according to Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz. He also took the time to criticize U.S. president Barack Obama and […]

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Arab League: Last 24 Hour Deadline For Syrian President Assad

Arab League Meeting. Photo from: melayumoden.com In a general assembly earlier today the Arab League (AL) approved a new 24 hour deadline for Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad to allow AL observers to enter the country, while threatening with unprecedented economic sanctions. Tough Demands and Sanctions The Arab League, in its third and what they call […]

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ICC: Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Will Likely Be Tried in Libya

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi with his captors. Photo by Reuters from: The Daily Mail Recently captured son of deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi will likely be tried in Libya instead of facing crimes against humanity charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Capture Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi was captured by Libyan rebels from the […]

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Deadly Clashes Erupt in Yemen Despite President Saleh’s Resignation

Protest in Yemen on November 24, 2011. Photo by Reuters from The Star Fierce clashes erupted in Yemen despite the resignation of president Ali Abdullah Saleh, leading to at least five deaths and tenths of wounded. Saleh Calls It Quits Earlier today in Ryadh, Saudi Arabia, Saleh and Yemeni opposition representatives signed a Gulf states-sponsored […]

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Tahrir Square 2.0: Egyptian Protests Resume

Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt on November 20, 2011. Photo from: GlobalPost Popular protests resumed last week on Cairo, Egypt’s Tahrir Square for the first time since the oust of Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year, escalating into fierce clashes with riot police and leading to scores of dead and hundreds of injured. Occupy Tahrir […]

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Cutting Through Libya’s Post-Qaddafi Fog: An Interview With Libyans (Part 1)

Libyan fog. Photo by @2011feb17 Interviewing Libyans Less than a month ago, on October 20, 2011 Libya was liberated from a 42 years old dictatorship. An eight months long popular uprising celebrated its victory when Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi lost his life under unclear circumstances in heavy fighting during the rebels’ final and successful assault […]

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Muammar Gaddafi is dead: Canada to end military mission in Libya

Libyan rebels celebrating the taking of Qaddafi’s hometown Sirte in Tripoli, Libya. Photo by Reuters The death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was announced today, on October 20, 2011. According to multiple reports, including an official statement by Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC), colonel and de facto absolute ruler of Libya Qaddafi was killed during […]

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