Gadhafi

  • February 17, 2012  

    A gifted Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent and a regular on the NewsHour, Anthony Shadid’s reporting took him from one conflict zone to the next — from Egypt to Libya and Syria, where he died Thursday of a severe asthma attack while covering the Assad government’s violent crackdown. He was 43. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012  

    In other news Friday, Congress voted to extend a payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans two weeks before the cuts were due to expire. Also, a 29-year-old Moroccan man was arrested after allegedly planning to detonate a suicide bomb near the U.S. Capitol building. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2011  

    Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab spring, held its first truly democratic vote this weekend. Their Libyan neighbors continued to celebrate the death of Moammar Gadhafi, though more questions about his death continue. Meanwhile, there was no end in sight to the uprising in Syria against President Bashar al Assad. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2011  

    Hisham Melhem, the Washington bureau chief of Al Arabiya News, Michele Dunne, director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, and Marina Ottaway of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace speak with Gwen Ifill about the next steps for the Arab spring in Libya, Tunisia and Syria. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011   BY Mike Fritz 

    Thursday’s death of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi concluded a bloody nine-month uprising and set off wild celebrations across the North African nation. Here are a few of the best images in photo journalism to emerge from Libya’s revolution. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko  

    After a months-long rebellion and incessant pursuit, Libya’s leader of 42 years, Moammar Gadhafi, was killed in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday. Gadhafi, known for his outlandish habits, was able to catapult the country out of diplomatic isolation, but internal discontent ultimately led to his downfall. View a timeline of his life. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011  

    President Obama said Moammar Gadhafi’s death “marks the end of a long and painful chapter.” Margret Warner explores how history may view President Obama and the United States for intervening in Libya with Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations and James Steinberg, former Obama administration deputy secretary of State. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011  

    Deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed Thursday after a battle in his hometown of Sirte, the last major bastion of loyalists’ resistance amid the country’s revolution. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports from Libya about the dictator’s last day alive. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011  

    The mood in Tripoli Thursday night was joyful with people honking horns and shooting off celebratory gunfire after the death of Moammar Gadhafi and the fall of the loyalist stronghold of Sirte, according to Independent Television News’ Lindsey Hilsum. Jeffrey Brown discusses the future of the new Libya with Hilsum. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011  

    Moammar Gadhafi, killed by rebel forces on Thursday, had been hunted by rebels since the Arab Spring began in Libya in February. Gwen Ifill reports on how the dictator came to power, his 42-year rule and his mostly contentious relationship with the U.S. Continue reading

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