August 17, 2011 Libyan rebels are fighting to isolate Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, as their offensive in the strategic city of Zawiya continues to gain ground. The Pentagon is sending more Predator drones to the region, where the U.S. has flown nearly 1,200 strike operations since April 1.
April 1, 2011 New York Times photographer Lynsey Addario's attempt to document the retreat of Libyan rebels near Benghazi left her in the custody of Moammar Gadhafi's soldiers, who abused her and three colleagues for days, before their release on March 21.
March 21, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, an NPR news special on Libya. In the second hour, an NPR news special on the state of the crisis in Japan, and the pros and cons of U.S. intervention in Libya.
March 14, 2011 In today's first hour, special coverage of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In the second hour on Talk of the Nation, the U.S. role in Libya, and the state of the news media.
March 9, 2011 In Libya, Moammar Gadhafi's military traded attacks with anti-government forces, as the two sides used artillery and rockets to try to gain territory. An oil pipeline and depot were destroyed in the fighting.
March 4, 2011 Attacks by pro-Gadhafi forces on Libya's port city of Zawiya left at least 30 civilians dead, as well as a man who has been identified as the town's top rebel commander. Control of the city was in hot dispute Friday, as reports emerged that first one side and then the other had the upper hand.
March 3, 2011 President Obama says that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must bow to the will of anti-government forces in his country and end his rule. The president also promised U.S. help in coping with refugees fleeing the violence in Libya.
March 2, 2011 Obama administration officials say creating a no-fly zone in the country could have serious consequences for U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.That's largely because establishing a no-fly zone would require multiple attacks on Libya's anti-aircraft installations.
March 1, 2011 As fighting continues in Libya, more than 140,000 refugees are reportedly trying to leave the country, and aid workers are struggling to provide them with shelter. U.N. officials say Tunisia cannot cope with the thousands of refugees crossing the border.
March 1, 2011 The U.N. General Assembly has suspended Libya from the U.N. Human Rights Council. The consensus vote was a move to condemn Moammar Gadhafi's "gross and systematic violations of human rights," as Libya's military has been ordered to fire upon anti-government demonstrators.
March 1, 2011 As armed clashes escalate in Libya, the country is on the brink of a drawn-out conflict, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And the U.S. is considering military options such as a no-fly zone, Clinton told a House committee Tuesday.
February 28, 2011 U.N. ambassador Susan Rice says that Lybian leader Moammar Gadhafi sounds delusional, citing the ruler's interview with ABC's Christiane Amanpour Monday in which he said the Libyan people love him. In Libya, pro-Gadhafi loyalists fought rebels holding the two cities closest to Tripoli.
February 28, 2011 Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi may be under increasing pressure to step down, but he told reporters Monday that he won't give up power. "My people love me. They would die for me," he told ABC's Christiane Amanpour.
February 25, 2011 In 1977, Gadhafi's Libya adopted a solid-green flag, abandoning the old design featuring three horizontal stripes of black, red and green. But now, anti-government protesters are often seen touting the older version.