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CRACKDOWNS IN THE MIDEAST

With Eyes Elsewhere, Here’s the Latest on U.S.’s (Muted)

Responses to Mideast Crackdowns

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

.A Libyan rebel drives his tank to the frontline in Ajdabiya on March 14, 2011. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

All eyes may be on Japan, but violence is escalating in Bahrain, Qaddafi is gaining in Libya, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is paying her first visit to Egypt since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.

Here is the latest on how the U.S. has (or has not) responded to continued diplomatic challenges in the Mideast: (mais…)

LIBYA IN CRIMINAL COURT INVESTIGATION

U.S. Support for War Crimes Investigation of Libya Hinged on

Exemption for Americans

by Marian Wang
ProPublicaLarger view

In an effort to hold Libya accountable for its violent crackdown on protesters, the U.S. and other members of the United Nations Security Council voted in favor of a resolution asking the International Criminal Court to investigate whether the Libyan government has committed crimes against humanity. The ICC announced today that an investigation was found to be warranted and would proceed. (mais…)

“TIME FOR QADDAFI TO GO”

Where Things Stand: U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Libya, Says

It’s ‘Time for Qaddafi to Go’

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

.A screenshot of Col. Muammar Qaddafi during his Feb. 22, 2011, address in Tripoli. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

When we updated our overview of Middle East crackdowns last week, the situation in Libya was still in a state of flux, and the United States had vowed to “hold the Libyan government fully responsible” but had not yet announced any concrete steps to do so. Much has changed since–here’s a look at what the United States has said, has done and is still considering. (mais…)

MIDEAST – THE U.S. RESPONSES

The Latest on Crackdowns in the Mideast and U.S. Responses

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

.Members of Libya’s police forces wave their old national flag transport as they parade in the eastern city of Tobruk, Libya, on Feb. 24, 2011. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

As protests—and crackdowns—have been rippling through the Middle East, the U.S. response has varied by country.

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