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'Mickey Mouse and Coca-Cola Revolution': the Roots of Libya’s Chaos

As Libya votes to form a national unity government, activist Sukant Chandan speaks to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear about how the NATO bombing – and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton – have plunged the country into chaos.

Obama, Italy's Mattarella discuss fight against Islamic State in Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Italian President Sergio Mattarella met on Monday in the White House and discussed efforts to work together to combat the Islamic State in Libya.

Obama says the US and Italy are working together in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is working with Italy to push back against efforts by the Islamic State group to gain a foothold in Libya. Obama says the two leaders also spent a lot of time discussing the global refugee crisis, which Obama describes as a global problem, not just a European problem.

Libya forces say conduct strikes on Islamic State in Derna, plane crashes

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Forces allied to Libya's eastern government carried out air strikes on Islamic State militant areas of Derna city, but an aircraft later crashed because of mechanical failure, a spokesman said on Monday.

Libya Today: The Catastrophe of NATO's Bombing

Libya is scheduled to vote today to form a national unity government.

Daesh Aims to Create Chaos in Libya by ‘Disrupting’ Oil Activity

As Daesh (Islamic State) militants continue to increase their presence in Libya, they have not yet sought to gain control over the country’s oil fields, but rather to disrupt oil production in Libya, political analyst Ethan Chorin, who is currently the CEO of Perim Associates think-tank, told Radio Sputnik.

Tunisia Has Built a Barrier Along its Border to Keep Out Militants From Libya

Tunisian forces and electronic monitoring equipment will reinforce a barrier made up of a series of sand banks and ditches

Gaddafi Son Court Hearing Postponed Until March 13 - Libya Justice Ministry

A court hearing into repression and murder charges of Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was adjourned until March 13, the Libyan Justice Ministry said Sunday.

Unidentified aircraft bombs Libya's Derna, three dead: witness

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Unidentified aircraft carried out an air strike on the Libyan city of Derna on Sunday, killing at least three people, an eye-witness in the city and a local television station reported.

Tunisia completes barrier along Libya border

Interior minister says construction of project marks "important day" for Tunisia in its fight against "terrorism".

Why Western Warmongers Create One Disaster After Another in the Mideast

The wars in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan failed because short-sighted Western interests trumped the needs of the people. Despite an almost total lack of public debate, Western military escalation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya is on the rise. Show More Summary

US Must Act More Aggressively Against Daesh in Libya - Jeb Bush

The United States must act in a more aggressive manner in the fight against the Islamic State, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said.

Tunisia finishes Libya border fence intended to keep out militants

SABKEHT ALYUN, Tunisia (Reuters) - Tunisia has completed a 200-km (125 mile) barrier along its frontier with Libya to try to keep out Islamist militants, and will soon install electronic monitoring systems, Defense Minister Farhat Hachani said on Saturday.

“Those Who Shone Forth in the Ascetic Life”

Rejoice, faithful Egypt; rejoice, holy Libya; rejoice, o chosen Thebaid; rejoice, every place, and city, and land that nourished the citizens of the kingdom of heaven, and raised them in self-discipline and toil, and showed them forth to God as men perfect in their desires. Show More Summary

Islamic State on rise in Libya: 'Syria all over again'

As Islamic State forces lose ground in Iraq and Syria, fighters loyal to the group have seized territory in oil-rich Libya, levying taxes at gunpoint and creating sanctuaries to launch possible attacks in North Africa and Europe, U.S. officials say. The Pentagon has sent special operations teams...

‘Unprecedented Threat': Extremist Groups Loyal to Daesh on the Rise

The popularity of the terrorist organization across the world is rapidly growing, with groups from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, the Philippines, Nigeria and Libya increasingly supporting Daesh activities.

Behind the North Korean Nuke Crisis

Exclusive: One fallout from the Hillary Clinton-led “regime change” in Libya – after Muammar Gaddafi gave up his WMD deterrence – is that North Korea keeps building up its nuclear-weapon program. Its leaders don’t want to suffer Gaddafi’s grisly fate, another case of how war can exacerbate other tensions, notes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall…

Libya Epitomizes Clinton's Not-So-Smart Power

Christopher A. Preble Politics, Middle East The Libyan gambit was never really about U.S. national security. A long profile on Hillary Clinton in the Washington Post earlier this week highlights the 2011 Libyan intervention as a key indicator of her approach to foreign policy. Show More Summary

Despite Libya urgency, hurdles to quick action against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies are probably many weeks or even months away from launching a new military campaign against Islamic State in Libya, despite mounting concern about the group's spread there and its attacks on oil infrastructure, U.S. officials say.

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