Libyan Civil War

Competing factions, bounty hunters and Libyan commandos are struggling in their hunt to find deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. Without help from NATO, those involved in the hunt have thus far had to rely on human intelligence. Conflicting reports of Gaddafi’s whereabout have surfaced, but none have been confirmed. The manhunt for Gaddafi is an […]

Chris Jeon, a math major at UCLA decided to join the Libyan rebels for the summer break. He bought a one way flight for $800 to Cairo and traveled to Libya from there. Jeon, an American Asian who wears a bright blue Lakers jersey, quickly became accepted by the rebels and even became a mascot […]

Libyan President Moammar Gahdafi is surrounded by a group of rebels in Tripoli, Reuters news agency reported Thursday. Gahdafi narrowly escaped capture Wednesday, but now may be cornered with an unspecified amount of his sons. The New York Post reports: The report said Khadafy was inside the building with an unspecified number of his sons. […]

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) – A TV channel is quoting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as saying he retreated from his Tripoli compound in a “tactical move” after 64 NATO airstrikes turned it to rubble. Al-Rai TV said Wednesday it would air the comments from Gadhafi in full soon and reported an excerpt in which the leader […]

Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam was spotted outside Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel early Tuesday, just days after the National Transitional Council’s reported that he had been captured Sunday, CNN’s Matthew Chance reports. Saif was in a convoy of armored Land Cruisers and spoke to Chance briefly, even pausing for a photo. Read more at […]

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) – Euphoric Libyan rebels raced into the capital Tripoli on Sunday and moved close to center with little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi’s defenses collapsed and his regime appeared to be crumbling fast. Associated Press reporters with the rebels said they moved easily from the western outskirts into the regime stronghold in a […]

TRIPOLI – Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi struck a conciliatory note on Saturday, saying he was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations provided NATO “stop its planes”. In a live speech on Libyan television that began in the early hours of Saturday morning and lasted 80 minutes, Gaddafi said he did not intend to step down […]

According to a recent survey conducted by YourBlackWorld.com, 27.3% of African American respondents claim that President Obama’s most recent actions in Libya have reduced their faith in his leadership ability. Roughly 20.8% of respondents claim that the Libyan intervention has increased their faith in Obama’s leadership. Equally interesting is that over half (51.8%) of all black […]

Washington — Bolivian President Evo Morales and Russian lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky are two of the many political figures who are calling for President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize to be revoked after the Libyan bombings. RELATED: Shortest Celebrity Marriages “These developments in Libya are another outrageous act of aggression by NATO forces and, in particular, the […]

The United Nations moved forward on a no-fly zone resolution in Libya and military action has begun to protect civilians on the ground. Despite international pressure on Gadhafi, President Obama has received a lot of criticism saying that he has not done enough while others believe he has gone too far. The U.S. seems to […]

In a recent NewsOne/Black Planet poll, we asked African Americans across the country their thoughts on President Obama bombing Libya and President Qaddafi. Their thoughts split across various answers. RECENT: Russell Brand talks about drugs and Katy Perry Close to 35 percent of African Americans believe Obama is doing so because of Qaddafi’s treatment of […]

WASHINGTON — The four-day air assault in Libya will soon achieve the objectives of establishing a no-fly zone and averting a massacre of civilians by Moammar Gadhafi’s troops, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, adding that despite squabbling among allies, the United States will hand off control of the operation to other countries within days. ALSO […]