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The World from Berlin: 'Benghazi's People Have Earned Our Admiration'

The World from Berlin: 'Benghazi's People Have Earned Our Admiration'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2012

Libya has cracked down on its powerful militias following a mass protest against the armed group believed to be behind the deadly attack on the US mission in Benghazi earlier this month. German commentators on Monday praise the development, but question what it will mean for the country's future. more...

Muhammad Video Protests: Protesters Set Fire to German Embassy in Sudan

Muhammad Video Protests: Protesters Set Fire to German Embassy in Sudan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 14, 2012

Angry protesters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum attacked the German Embassy on Friday, setting fire to parts of the building. They also tore down the German flag and raised an Islamist banner. The violence was part of a wave of protests against an anti-Islam film across the Muslim world. more...

Middle East Outrage Spreads: Film Sparks Attack on US Embassy in Yemen

Middle East Outrage Spreads: Film Sparks Attack on US Embassy in Yemen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2012

Attacks on American diplomatic missions abroad continued on Thursday, when an angry mob of protesters descended on the US Embassy in Yemen's capital Sanaa. It is the latest in a string of such assaults, following violent protests in Cairo and Benghazi, where the US ambassador died in an attack on Tuesday. more...

Violent Protests in Egypt and Libya: Deadly Attack Evokes Uncomfortable Memories

Violent Protests in Egypt and Libya: Deadly Attack Evokes Uncomfortable Memories

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 12, 2012

The film clip is just 15 minutes long, but it was enough to lead Islamists protesting its disparaging depiction of the Prophet Muhammad to storm the US Embassy in Cairo and kill the US ambassador in Libya. The deadly escalation in the Middle East is an orchestrated one -- and it is not just Muslim extremists who are behind it. By Christoph Sydow more... Comment ]

Libya's Quest for Justice: The Thin Line Between Guilt and Innocence

Libya's Quest for Justice: The Thin Line Between Guilt and Innocence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2012

The search for justice in the new Libya is raising difficult questions about who is to blame for the atrocities of the Gadhafi era, such as the Abu Salim prison massacre. A unique experiment is taking place at one prison, where former inmates confront their torturers. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt in Tripoli more...

Mrs. Gadhafi's Struggle: German Medical Careáfor Libyan War VictimsáFalls Short

Mrs. Gadhafi's Struggle: German Medical Careáfor Libyan War VictimsáFalls Short

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2012

The German government promised hundreds of war victims from Libya medical help, but many who were wounded are now struggling to get the care they need. Healthcare provider Almedaáand Libyan authorities are entrenched in a deep conflict over costs, and patients are suffering as a result. By Conny Neumann more...

The Philosophy of War: New FilmáDepicts Bernard-Henri LÚvy's Role in Libya

The Philosophy of War: New FilmáDepicts Bernard-Henri LÚvy's Role in Libya

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 04, 2012

French philosopher Bernard-Henri LÚvy was a major reason for his country's proactive role in supporting rebel efforts to topple Libyan autocrat Moammar Gadhafi. Now, a new film -- by LÚvy himself -- takes a closer look at BHL's role in the revolution. By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Paying for UN Abstention: German Businesses Unwelcome in Postwar Libya

Paying for UN Abstention: German Businesses Unwelcome in Postwar Libya

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 01, 2012

Before the Libyan revolution, Germany was the country's second-largest trading partner. But then Germany abstained in a 2011 UN vote to militarily intervene in its civil war. Now that the war is over, German businesses and think tanks are finding that most Libyans want little to do with them. By Uwe Buse and Takis WŘrger more...

Prison Torture in Libya: 'Patients Who Had Been Electrically Shocked'

Prison Torture in Libya: 'Patients Who Had Been Electrically Shocked'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 31, 2012

Doctors Without Borders suspended its work in the Libyan city of Misrata last week because prison officials repeatedly brought torture victims in for treatment -- only to return them to interrogation after they received medical care. SPIEGEL spoke with the group's general director, Christopher Stokes, about the situation in Libya. more...

End of the Road Trip: The Revolution Returns to Egypt

End of the Road Trip: The Revolution Returns to Egypt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 06, 2012

Oneáyear after the Arab Spring, SPIEGEL correspondent Alexander Smoltczyk set out on a journey through the Maghreb to assess the changes the region has undergone. On the third and finaláleg of his journey through North Africa, he ends in Cairo, where the revolution is still underway. more... Comment ]