U.S. and Libya
Aug 17, 2011 — Libyan rebels are fighting to isolate Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, as their offensive in the strategic city of Zawiya continues to gain ground. The Pentagon is sending more Predator drones to the region, where the U.S. has flown nearly 1,200 strike operations since April 1.
Apr 1, 2011 — New York Times photographer Lynsey Addario's attempt to document the retreat of Libyan rebels near Benghazi left her in the custody of Moammar Gadhafi's soldiers, who abused her and three colleagues for days, before their release on March 21.
Mar 22, 2011 — What are the U.S.'s goals in Libya?
Mar 21, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, an NPR news special on Libya. In the second hour, an NPR news special on the state of the crisis in Japan, and the pros and cons of U.S. intervention in Libya.
Mar 14, 2011 — In today's first hour, special coverage of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In the second hour on Talk of the Nation, the U.S. role in Libya, and the state of the news media.
Mar 9, 2011 — In Libya, Moammar Gadhafi's military traded attacks with anti-government forces, as the two sides used artillery and rockets to try to gain territory. An oil pipeline and depot were destroyed in the fighting.
Mar 4, 2011 — Attacks by pro-Gadhafi forces on Libya's port city of Zawiya left at least 30 civilians dead, as well as a man who has been identified as the town's top rebel commander. Control of the city was in hot dispute Friday, as reports emerged that first one side and then the other had the upper hand.
Mar 3, 2011 — President Obama says that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must bow to the will of anti-government forces in his country and end his rule. The president also promised U.S. help in coping with refugees fleeing the violence in Libya.
Mar 2, 2011 — Obama administration officials say creating a no-fly zone in the country could have serious consequences for U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.That's largely because establishing a no-fly zone would require multiple attacks on Libya's anti-aircraft installations.
Mar 1, 2011 — As fighting continues in Libya, more than 140,000 refugees are reportedly trying to leave the country, and aid workers are struggling to provide them with shelter. U.N. officials say Tunisia cannot cope with the thousands of refugees crossing the border.