Rebels have stormed Moammar Gaddafi‘s main military compound in Tripoli, but his whereabouts remain unknown. This afternoon at 1pm we’ll have the very latest news from Libya with the BBC’s World Have Your Say.

Charges have been dismissed in the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the IMF. Why did prosecutors — who initially said the victim’s account of what happened in a hotel room in New York was compelling and unwavering — now say they have no proof of a forced sexual encounter? We’ll find out in the second half of the 1 o’clock hour.

Then at 3pm we’ll carry a special edition of the BBC News Hour focusing on the day’s events in Libya.

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Libyan Expatriate in Lexington Shares His Thoughts on Revolution

by Gabe Bullard August 22, 2011

by Ron Smith, Kentucky Public Radio Ibrahim El Bakoush has no words to describe his feelings amid rebel gains in his homeland.  He’s been away from Libya for 32 years, and he’s spent much of that time waiting for the Gadhafi regime to fall. “I’ve always heard about people who say I cannot describe my […]

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Unrest in Lybia, EPA Tours Eastern Kentucky: Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis August 22, 2011

1:06pm: Opposition forces are in control of most of Tripoli, but Moammar Gaddafi‘s whereabouts remain unclear. The Pentagon believes he’s still in the country. The rebel National Transitional Council reportedly has a 70-page plan for leading Libya over the next few months, but there are many unanswered questions. Will they turn over Gaddafi and his […]

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Updates and Live Coverage From Libya

by Gabe Bullard August 21, 2011

The situation in Libya remains fluid with rebels holding strong in Tripoli. Moammar Gadhafi‘s regime appears to be on the brink of collapse. WFPL will broadcast the BBC’s coverage of events all night until Morning Edition Monday. For more coverage, you can watch live video online from Al Jazeera. As he has since the Arab Spring began, NPR’s […]

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Lexington-Native Rapper Garners National Attention

by Dalton Main May 25, 2011

Lexington Native Khaled Ahmed Muammar is garnering national attention for his rap anthem for Libyan rebels. His father was imprisoned under Moammar Ghadaffi in the 1970’s.  He eventually made his way to America and settled in Lexington, KY. Khaled often dreamed of bringing down Ghaddafi as a kid and is now getting those feelings out […]

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Paul Questions Obama on Libya Pull Out Deadline

by admin May 20, 2011

Joined by five Senate colleagues, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday questioning if the president intends to pull armed forces out of Libya once the 60-day legal limit expires. According to the 1973 War Powers Resolution, the president can commit troops to hostilities without congressional approval for […]

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Demonstrators Seek U.S. Support For Bahrain Uprising

by Gabe Bullard May 18, 2011

Several Louisvillians will hold a demonstration Thursday to encourage western powers to take action in Bahrain, where anti-government protests have been going on for months. Calls to bring down the Bahraini monarchy have been met with violence in the Middle Eastern country. Louisville resident Athraa Alabudy says the uprising has not received as much attention […]

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Live Coverage of President Obama Address on Libya at 7pm

by Todd Mundt March 28, 2011

We’ll air President Obama’s speech from the National Defense University in Washington, DC, on the US and NATO military operation against Colonel Gadhafi, tonight at 7 PM. Melissa Block will host the NPR News special. NPR’s National Political Correspondent, Mara Liasson, as well E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Matt Continetti of the Weekly Standard will join her for our coverage.

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Yarmuth Says White House Should Be More Open on Libya

by Gabe Bullard March 25, 2011

Yarmuth says despite the backing of many European and Middle Eastern countries, it looks like the U.S. is leading the military action, and that’s a cause for concern. Further, he’s wary that the impending NATO-led humanitarian mission won’t go as planned.

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NPR News Special Coverage of Libya and Japan Today at 2pm

by Todd Mundt March 21, 2011

We’ll air two hours special coverage from NPR News this afternoon from 2-4pm on WFPL. The first hour will focus on Libya, three days after a US-led coalition began its military campaign to stop the government from attacking anti-Gadhafi rebels. From 3-4pm, we’ll consider the humanitarian crisis in Japan. NPR’s Neal Conan hosts the coverage.

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