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Libyan government offered money to appease Iman al-Obaidi, woman in rape-claim case, mother says

April 1, 2011


By Tara Bahrampour and Liz Sly, Sunday, March 27, 10:57 PM BENGHAZI, LIBYA — The mother of a woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel and said that she had been raped by government militiamen hailed her daughter as a hero Sunday and said government officials offered her money and a house to change her […]

Libyan Developments

March 26, 2011


  Printer Friendly Version By Gilbert Achcar Saturday, March 19, 2011   Gilbert Achcar’s ZSpace Page Join ZSpace [Gilbert Achcar grew up in Lebanon, and is currently Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. His books include The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World […]

Britain pounds Libya from air and sea

March 19, 2011


By Sam Reeves (AFP) – 3 hours ago LONDON — Britain bombarded Libya with missiles from air and sea as multinational forces launched military action, with Prime Minister David Cameron urging an end to Moamer Kadhafi’s “appalling brutality”. As the intervention to enforce a UN-mandated no-fly zone began, Royal Air Force Tornados on Saturday hit […]

Libya: Group Occupies London Mansion Owned by Gaddafi’s Son

March 12, 2011

0 Posted 10 March 2011 Written byJohn Liebhardt Squatters moved in to Saif Gaddafi’s house in North London by Alex Milan Tracy © Demotix (09/03/2011) This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011. A London-based group is now occupying a house it says is owned by Saif al-Islam Muammar al-Gaddafi, the 38-year-old […]

Middle East: Revolutionary Breeze Blowing from Cairo to Benghazi

March 5, 2011

0 This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011. From a geographical point of view, Libya is right next to the Egyptian western borders. And from a historical point of view, its on-going revolution seems to be the one that will succeed right after the Egyptian one in toppling a decades-old regime. The […]

The Arab Spring

March 5, 2011

0 Rashid Khalidi March 3, 2011   |    This article appeared in the March 21, 2011 edition of The Nation. Suddenly, to be an Arab has become a good thing. People all over the Arab world feel a sense of pride in shaking off decades of cowed passivity under dictatorships that ruled with no deference […]

The Genie is out of the bottle

February 25, 2011

0 ‘The genie is out of the bottle’ Assessing a changing Arab world with Noam Chomsky and Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara Aljazeera <> Massive public protests continue to sweep the Middle East and North Africa in countries including Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Iran – many being met with violent government crackdowns. We speak to Marwan […]