Sun April 24, 2011
Middle East

Qatar In Libya: Big Mission For A Small Country

The tiny but influential Arab nation of Qatar was the first Arab state to join the allied effort to stop the bloodshed in Libya. A third of its fighter-jet fleet is now on the Souda air base on the Greek island of Crete. The Qataris, working alongside the French, are helping enforce the NATO-led no-fly zone over Libya.

Two Mirage 2000 jets — one Qatari, one French — rev their engines. The pilots turn the sleek planes onto a runway on this craggy stretch of northwestern Crete.

About 20 Qatari men in desert-hued camouflage watch from a shady spot near the runway.

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Tue March 29, 2011

Udall Says Questions Still Remain About U.S. Involvement In Libya

Senator Mark Udall

Colorado Senator Mark Udall says he still has concerns and some unanswered questions about U-S military involvement in Libya after the President explained his decision Monday night.

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Fri March 25, 2011
Conflict In Libya

France's Sarkozy Enjoys Burst Of Public Support

While President Obama is facing some criticism over America's role in Libya — it's just the opposite for French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

He pushed for military action against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from the start of the uprising. A few critics have suggested Sarkozy's motives are linked to boosting his flagging domestic popularity.

But for the most part, Sarkozy's bold actions have earned him a rare respite from the usual barrage of criticism.

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Wed March 23, 2011

Bennet Says Congress Needs to Focus on What’s Next in Libya

Senator Michael Bennet

With many lawmakers wanting an explanation from President Obama for taking action in Libya, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet says the focus needs to be on what happens next.

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Tue March 22, 2011
The Two-Way

'Shoot Them': Journalists Captured In Libya 'Thought It Was Over'

Originally published on Tue March 22, 2011 7:14 am

(Left to right) New York Times journalists Stephen Farrell and Tyler Hicks, Turkish ambassador Levent Sahinkaya, and Times journalists Lynsey Addario and Anthony Shadid, at the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, on Monday. Turkish diplomats helped secure the journalists' release.
Anonymous AP

The four New York Times staffers who spent six days in the hands of fighters loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi tell their story today.

Among the frightening tales in the Times' account:

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