Warren Strobel

Libyan rebels get U.S. nod, fear Gadhafi counterattack

The Obama administration appeared Sunday to welcome the formation of a national opposition government in Libya, as rebels feared dictator Moammar Gadhafi was preparing forces to launch counterattacks. | 02/27/11 15:46:00 By - Nancy A. Youssef, Warren P. Strobel and Margaret Talev

Obama orders freeze on assets of Gadhafi, his family

Citing human rights abuses against peaceful demonstrators in Libya, President Barack Obama late Friday ordered that all the assets of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, his children and their wives be frozen in the United States, or in branches of U.S. banks. Earlier Friday, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Libya's capital, Tripoli, in an ever more deadly battle for control of the country. | 02/25/11 13:56:00 By - Hannah Allam, Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay

Gadhafi's isolation grows as rebels hold key Libyan cities

Rebels holding Libya's third- and fourth-largest cities Thursday repulsed tank-backed assaults by Moammar Gadhafi's forces as the embattled dictator struggled to reclaim areas outside the capital and fresh high-level defections further fractured his regime, residents and news reports said. | 02/24/11 19:44:00 By - Hannah Allam, Jonathan S. Landay and Warren P. Strobel

Obama to seek economic sanctions against Gadhafi's regime

President Barack Obama, breaking his silence on the mayhem in Libya, said Wednesday that the United States will consider "the full range of options" to respond and warned dictator Moammar Gadhafi to halt the slaughter of civilians, saying "the entire world is watching." | 02/23/11 19:42:00 By - Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay

Obama stays cautious on Libya as Americans await evacuation

With hundreds of U.S. citizens trapped for now in Libya, the Obama administration is responding cautiously to leader Moammar Gadhafi's brutal attempt to suppress a rebellion, fearing that the wrong move might bring retaliation against Americans, U.S. officials said Tuesday. | 02/22/11 18:58:00 By - Warren P. Strobel and Margaret Talev

Gadhafi remains defiant; Kerry urges re-imposing sanctions

As Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gave a defiant, rambling speech pledging "I will be a martyr at the end," world nations struggled Tuesday for a response to his regime's widespread massacre of civilian protesters. | 02/22/11 13:08:28 By - Warren P. Strobel and Margaret Talev

Experts: Libya could inspire new uprisings, or crackdowns

The bloody battle for control of Libya, where leader Moammar Gadhafi has turned his military forces loose on civilians, slaughtering hundreds if not thousands, could have repercussions far beyond the isolated North African nation. | 02/21/11 18:48:00 By - Warren P. Strobel and Greg Gordon

Gadhafi tries to crush Libyan protests with brute force

Of all the revolutions and attempted revolutions sweeping the Middle East, the one in Libya is the murkiest. It's taking place in a police state, ruled by one man since 1969, where the handful of foreign journalists are barred from leaving the capital, outgoing international phone service is shut off and, as of early Saturday, the Internet was shut down. | 02/19/11 17:02:00 By - Warren P. Strobel and Erika Bolstad

Bahrain protesters occupy Pearl Square; Libya, Yemen seethe

Saturday was poised to be the most decisive day of the nearly week-long confrontation in Bahrain between enraged protesters calling for major reforms and armed government security forces who repeatedly had shot at them. And it was — but for reasons no one expected. What some feared could be the most violent day of clashes in this strategic ally of America turned into a major victory for the protesters — at least for now. | 02/19/11 12:54:47 By - Nancy A. Youssef

Violent repression of protests rocks Libya, Bahrain, Yemen

Protesters clashed Friday with security forces in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and fought for control of key eastern cities in the most serious challenge to dictator Moammar Gadhafi's 42 years in power, according to witnesses, online posts and news reports. | 02/18/11 19:08:00 By - Jonathan S. Landay, Warren P. Strobel and Arwa Ibrahim

Mideast violence spreads to home port of U.S. 5th Fleet

The toll of dead and injured from an overnight attack on peaceful protesters in Bahrain mounted Thursday, and with threats of new unrest in this strategic emirate, the United States faced a painful new foreign-policy dilemma in the home port of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. | 02/17/11 19:20:00 By - Nancy Youssef, Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay

Gaddafi next? Anti-government protests spread to Libya

The anti-government protest wave unleashed in Tunisia and Egypt in the past few weeks swept into Libya, where security cracked down on protesters planning a Thursday demonstration against longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi, according to the organization Human Rights Watch. One person was killed, and at least 14 were arrested, the group said. | 02/16/11 19:33:00 By - Jonathan S. Landay, Warren P. Strobel and Shashank Bengali

As Obama sides with protesters, new Mideast posture emerges

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he'd told U.S. allies as well as foes in the Middle East that they must "get out ahead of" growing demands for reform, or risk the fates of the deposed presidents of Egypt and Tunisia. | 02/15/11 18:53:00 By - Warren P. Strobel, Margaret Talev and Jonathan S. Landay

Anti-government protests spread to Iran, Bahrain and Yemen

Tens of thousands of protesters faced baton-wielding security forces Monday in Bahrain, Yemen and Iran in what experts say may be shaping up as a pro-democracy wave ignited by the revolts that drove Egypt's and Tunisia's aging autocratic rulers from power. | 02/14/11 19:10:00 By - Jonathan S. Landay, Warren P. Strobel and Shashank Bengali

Egypt's revolution will remake the Middle East, but how?

Egypt's revolution, a secular popular revolt that used nonviolent means to humble an entrenched autocrat, will remake the Middle East — and could mark the end of the era that began on Sept. 11, 2001, according to U.S. officials, former officials and analysts here and in the Middle East. | 02/11/11 19:34:00 By - Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay

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