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Libyan-American Rapper Khaled M. Reacts to Gadhafi's Death

Friday, October 21, 2011

Libyan-Americans are celebrating the death of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Khaled M. is a 26-year-old Libyan-American rapper from Chicago. In his own way Khaled has followed in his parents footsteps. They spent most of their lives fighting the Gadhafi regime through community organizing and student activism. His father, Mohamed Ahmed, was a political prisoner from 1972 to 1977 after leading student groups against Gadhafi.

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Libya Moves Forward After Gadhafi

Friday, October 21, 2011

The 42 year rule of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi came to a brutal end on Thursday when he was killed by National Transitional Council forces in his hometown of Sirte. As Libyans rejoice, and the world waits to see how his death will impact the region, bloody photographs of Gadhafi's corpse and a grisly video of his final moments have raised questions about his demise. Libya is on a difficult path as it forges a new government that must provide stability to a country that has gone generations without it. Some wonder how the nation will move forward in the aftermath of Gadhafi's brutal regime. Can the country peacefully transfer into a fledgling democracy? Could there be more violence on the horizon?

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Moammar Gadhafi Reportedly Captured in Sirte

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Col. Moammar Gadhafi was Sirte this morning, and later killed from a gunshot to the head sustained during a gunfight between rebels and loyalists. Adbel Majid of Libya's National Transitional Council was quoted by Reuters as saying Gadhafi was wounded in both legs and was carried away by an ambulance. Earlier in the morning, NTC fighters seized Sirte, the last city loyal to Gadhafi. Gadhafi has been in hiding since Tripoli fell to rebel fighters on August 21. Bani Walid, the other remaining Gadhafi stronghold, was taken by NTC forces on Monday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Libya Update

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Benjamin Barberpolitical theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, discusses reports that former Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi died of injuries sustained during his capture this morning in Sirte.

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The End of Gadhafi?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The question is now – can Libya make good on the promise of the insurgency?

—  Benjamin Barberpolitical theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Nicholas Kristof on the Reported Death of Gadhafi

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Unconfirmed reports out of Libya this morning say Col. Moammar Gadhafi has died of injuries he sustained when he was captured in his birthplace of Sirte earlier in the day. Celebrations are breaking out all over the country, as jubilant Libyans rejoice over the dawn of a new country, and the alleged death of a brutal leader. Gadhafi was hated by many Libyans, says New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who has followed Libya for many years. Kristof looks back at the four decades of Gadhafi's rule.

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The Apparent Final Chapter of the Gadhafi Story

Thursday, October 20, 2011

"I will confirm that Gadhafi is dead and also his second man in the army, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr," Abdullah Kenshil, a spokesman for Libya's National Transitional Council, told The Takeaway. "This is definitely confirmed by our commander and our miltary council in Tripoli, so he is killed." Gadhafi was killed this morning in his birthplace of Sirte as forces of the NTC swept the city. His death has not been confirmed outside of the NTC.

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NTC Spokesman: 'I Will Confirm That Gadhafi is Dead'

Thursday, October 20, 2011

"I will confirm that Gadhafi is dead and also his second man in the army, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr," Abdullah Kenshil told The Takeaway. "This is definitely confirmed by our commander and our miltary council in Tripoli, so he is killed." Kenshil was the chief negotiator for Libya's National Transitional Council's forces in Bani Walid. He and Sarah, a resident of Tripoli, react to Gadhafi's death.

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WNYC News

Gadhafi, Libya's Leader for 42 Years, Killed

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years, was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell. While most people in the New York region with ties to Libya welcomed the news, some had hoped Gadhafi would be captured alive.

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The Foreign Policy Implications of Gadhafi's Death

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Col. Moammar Gadhafi was killed this morning in his birthplace of Sirte as forces of the National Transitional Council swept the city, according to the leader of the Tripoli military council. The reports have not been confirmed outside of the NTC. Martin Indyk, former U.S ambassador to Israel, and director of the Foreign Policy Institute at the Brookings Institution, comments on how Gadhafi's reported death will shake up international relations in the region.

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The Son of a Libyan Dissident on Gadhafi's Death

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ahmed Almegaryaf's father was a Libyan political dissident opposed to Moammar Gadhafi. The elder Almegaryaf was kidnapped in Egypt in 1990, and is thought to have been held in a prison in Libya ever since. His children last heard from their father in a letter in 1993. The Takeaway spoke to Ahmed's brother, Bashir in August after Tripoli fell to the rebels. Ahmed reacts to the reported death of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, and shares his hopes for a new Libya.

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NTC: Moammar Gadhafi is Dead

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Col. Moammar Gadhafi was killed this morning in his birthplace of Sirte as forces of the National Transitional Council swept the city, according to the leader of the Tripoli military council. The reports have not been confirmed outside of the NTC. Unconfirmed reports also say his spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, was captured, and Abu Bakr Younus Jabr, head of his military, was killed. Celebrations have erupted all over the country as Libyans rejoiced over the end of his rule. Gadhafi has been in hiding since Tripoli fell to rebel fighters on August 21.

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Top of the Hour: Moammar Gadhafi Reportedly Dead, Headlines

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Col. Moammar Gadhafi has reportedly been captured and wounded. There are also unconfirmed reports from a Libyan government official that he has died from his wounds.

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Celebrating Reports of Gadhafi's Death on the Road to Misrata

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Unconfirmed reports out of Libya this morning say Col. Moammar Gadhafi is dead, bringing an official end to his four decades of brutal rule. Gadhafi has been missing since Tripoli fell to rebel fighters on August 21. Ibrahim Bayu, a Libyan citizen, joins the program from the road to Mistara, where celebrations are breaking out all around him.

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The Brutal Legacy of Moammar Gadhafi

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Unconfirmed reports out of Libya this morning say Col. Moammar Gadhafi has died of injuries he sustained when he was captured in his birthplace of Sirte earlier in the day. Adbel Majid of Libya's National Transitional Council was quoted by Reuters as saying Gadhafi was wounded in both legs and was carried away by an ambulance. Earlier in the morning, NTC fighters seized Sirte, the last city loyal to Gadhafi. If Gadhafi is indeed dead, it will bring an end to Libya's civil war. The BBC's Alan Little looks back at the strongman leader over his four decades of rule.

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Unconfirmed Reports: Moammar Gadhafi is Dead

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Unconfirmed reports out of Libya this morning say Col. Moammar Gadhafi has died of injuries he sustained when he was captured in his birthplace of Sirte earlier in the day. Adbel Majid of Libya's National Transitional Council was quoted by Reuters as saying Gadhafi was wounded in both legs and was carried away by an ambulance. Earlier in the morning, NTC fighters seized Sirte, the last city loyal to Gadhafi. Gadhafi has been in hiding since Tripoli fell to rebel fighters on August 21.

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Libya's National Transitional Council Claims Capture of Gaddafi's Son

Thursday, October 13, 2011

In Libya today there are conflicting reports over the capture of Moammar Gaddafi's son, Mutassim Gaddafi. Figures from the National Transitional Council told reporters they had captured Mutassim, in the family's hometown of Sirte, but a military commander denied their claims. If the news is true, it would be a major breakthrough for the National Transitional Council. Meanwhile, an Amnesty International report expresses concerns over the Transitional National Council's treatment of suspected Gaddafi loyalists whom the group has captured and attempted to torture into making confessions.

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Former American Prisoner Said to Have Joined Libyan Resistance

Monday, October 10, 2011

In August, The Takeaway spoke with Matthew VanDyke and his mother Sharon. VanDyke, an American who described himself as a journalist, was captured by loyalists to Moammar Gadhafi in Brega, and held in solitary confinement for six months, before escaping on August 24. Now, VanDyke's relatives and U.S. government officials are expressing concern for VanDyke's safety after photos and videos have emerged of him dressed in military fatigues and standing alongside rebel fighters. Sharon VanDyke talks about what she knows about her son's whereabouts, and his intentions. 

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Christians and Police Clash Violently in Egypt

Monday, October 10, 2011

In the worst incident of violence in Egypt since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February, 24 people died, and more than 200 were wounded after a protest in Cairo turned violent on Sunday. Christians protesting a recent attack against a Coptic church in Aswan province were attacked by police. Thousands filled the streets chanting, "the people want to bring down the field marshal," in reference to Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and the military council that has ruled Egypt since February.

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WNYC News

With Hope and Fear, Libyan Students Meet New Leaders in New York

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Along the blocks surrounding United Nations headquarters, there have been plenty of sour faces the past week – angry protesters and frustrated neighbors trying to weave through the blue barricades. But the faces of one group of visitors to the UN were full of joy: Libyans.

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