Muammar Gaddafi

A large crowd of people are shown with many carrying the Libyan flag in a blurred motion photograph.

Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

Global Politics

Libyans on Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.

A crowd of people celebrate with flashes of red, black and green flags waving in the air.

A poem penned during Libya’s 2011 uprising continues to inspire hope

A man holds a poster of eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar

Libyan warlord took a twisted path to Tripoli

Conflict & Justice

Radio flourishing in post-Gadhafi Libya

Gadhafi’s son accused of war crimes, mass killing in Libya

A man buys U.S. dollars in a currency exchange in Benghazi, Libya.

Even a local bank teller can’t be trusted in today’s Libya


Banking in a failed state is a risky business. In Libya, it’s hard to figure out who to trust.

The gold plated pistol soon after it was seized by anti-Gadaffi rebels near Sirte

My search for Gaddafi’s golden gun


When Libyan rebels celebrated the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the colonel’s gold-plated pistol was held up as a symbol of their victory — I watched as they passed it among themselves. Four years on, I’ve been back to Libya to find the man with the golden gun.

Franklin asked, "Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens?"

‘Droves’ of German migrants arrived in Pennsylvania in the 1750s and Benjamin Franklin went berserk


Founding father Benjamin Franklin railed against the “ignorant” German migrants who settled in Pennsylvania.

An armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna's Islamic Youth Council, consisting of former members of militias from the town of Derna, drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya October 3, 2014.

This man got a glimpse of life under ISIS control — in Libya


ISIS has taken advantage of the chaos in Libya to establish its own strongholds. One city they have managed to take over is Derna. Last October, Mohamed Eljarh managed to sneak in and get back out safely.

Men in orange jumpsuits purported to be Egyptian Christians held captive by the Islamic State (IS) are marched by armed men along a beach said to be near Tripoli, in this still image from an undated video made available on social media on February 15, 201

Italy is seeking UN intervention in Libya after jihadist terror threat


“We will conquer Rome,” says a masked jihadist in a video released by a jihadist group affiliated with ISIS. Now Italy wants the UN to intervene to stop ISIS from gaining a stronghold in Libya.