For much of Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year dictatorship, Libya has largely been terra incognita. Few Western tourists traveled around the country. And now, amid the ongoing conflict between Gadhafi's forces and rebels, there are almost none.
In the fight for control of Libya, the country's lucrative oil industry is major prize.For weeks, the fighting between Libyan rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has seesawed along a major highway that hugs the Mediterranean coast — one day the rebels capture a strategic ci
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appealed directly to President Obama on Wednesday to halt what the Libyan leader called "an unjust war" and wished Obama good luck in his bid for re-election next year.In a rambling, three-page letter to Obama obtained by The Associated Press, Gadhafi implored Obama to
The Obama administration says it hasn't yet made up its mind whether to arm Libyan rebels, in large part because there are still too many questions about who the rebels are and whether they have links to al-Qaida. The CIA has deployed covert teams to the country to try to find out more."
NATO said Tuesday that international airstrikes against Moammar Gadhafi's forces have destroyed 30 percent of Libya's military capacity, even as regime troops unleashed a withering bombardment against rebels outside an eastern oil town.But the alliance said Gadhafi's forces had changed tactics in th
In eastern Libya, skirmishes continue between forces opposed to leader Moammar Gadhafi and loyalist troops.Though the rebels claim progress in Monday's fighting, the two sides have fought to a standstill on a stretch of desert road along the Mediterranean coast near the oil port of Brega.Meanwhile,
President Obama's initial hopes that U.S. military action in Libya would be over in a matter of "days, not weeks" have already been dashed.How long will it take?There are many political forces that make it difficult — once the U.S.