October 22, 2012 Cairo is the city that never sleeps. It's routine for people of all ages to go out late at night. But the Egyptian government wants to turn off the lights earlier to conserve erratic electricity supplies. Egyptians aren't happy and say it would change Cairo's character.
September 24, 2012 Violent protests in eastern Libya have set in motion a movement to take back the nation from dozens of militias born from the revolt against Moammar Gadhafi. But since the dictator's demise, the militias have helped to secure the country's streets. The state promised to integrate sanctioned militias into the security forces.
September 20, 2012 Two days before the attack on the American Consulate in Libya, U.S. officials and pro-government Libyan militias discussed the growing risks in Benghazi, according to a militia leader. He didn't cite a specific threat, but said security in Benghazi was deteriorating.
September 17, 2012 As the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi underscores, eastern Libya is awash with heavy weaponry, security forces are weak, and the people with the biggest guns rule. Paragovernmental militias patrol the streets, and Libyans fear that militant violence, if left unchecked, could engulf the new Libya.
September 16, 2012 In an exclusive interview with NPR in Benghazi, President Mohamed el-Megarif says foreigners infiltrated Libya over the past few months, planned the attack and used Libyans to carry it out. But U.S. officials say they have no evidence the attack was preplanned.