Libyan native Tawfik Sharkasi says Colonel Moammar Qaddafi should face an international tribunal for the killings of thousands of protesters in the country. Tawfik Sharkasi is a Chicagoan who was born and raised in the eastern city of Benghazi, where protests first began and where he still
The United States has closed its embassy in Libya's capital of Tripoli, and will impose unilateral sanctions to protest Libya's crackdown on opposition protesters.Here's an excerpt from a Newscast report filed by Scott Horsley from the White House:In addition to unilateral sanctions, the United Stat
Colonel Muammar Qaddafi addressed the Libyan public in a rambling, defiant speech today. In it he vowed not to step down and said he’d die a martyr. Colonel Qaddafi also blamed the protesters’ actions on hallucinogenic drugs and threatened them with severe punishment.
Despite his son's early morning address threatening civil war, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi appears to be losing his grip on power. Protesters claim they have control of Libya's second city, Benhghazi. And demonstrators clashed with government forces in Tripoli.
To many in the Western world, Arab women are mysterious, repressed and shrouded in long black robes. And many Libyans are aware of that sweeping stereotype. But Libyan women are active in politics, academia and government.