CAIRO — Islamist militants armed with antiaircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a lightly defended United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, late Tuesday, killing the American ambassador and three members of his staff and raising questions about the radicalization of countries swept up in the Arab Spring.
Countries transitioning to democracy must change old models of organizing the police, armed services, and intelligence services, which typically were characterized by mistreatment of the public, for models that stress transparency, accountability, and citizen involvement. Yet each new government in the Middle East and North Africa must tailor its reforms …
It is difficult to sum up the alliance of parties that has done so well in Libya’s first elections since the overthrow of Col Muammar Gaddafi.
The final battle for Muammar Gaddafi’s home-town last October was brutal and drawn-out.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) asked Libya to disclose by Tuesday (January 10th) certain details regarding the legal status of Seif al-Islam al-Kadhafi, Al Jazeera reported.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS As the recent upsurge of violence dramatically illustrates, the militias that were decisive in ousting Qadhafi’s regime are becoming a significant problem now that it is gone. Their number is a mystery: 100 according to some; three times that others say.