Libya to Recognize and Compensate Women Raped During 2011 Uprising

Though the details surrounding the announcement are hazy, Libyan Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani said Wednesday that the country had created a law that would acknowledge the women raped during the 2011 uprising that removed Muammar Qaddafii from power, as well as compensate them. » 2/20/14 1:15pm 2/20/14 1:15pm

Hillary Clinton Chokes Up During 'Personal' Benghazi Testimony

Hillary Clinton almost lost her calm, collected cool while testifying today on Capitol Hill about the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans and somewhat scarred her otherwise A++ track record as Secretary of State. (And possible 2016 presidential candidate. If we should be so lucky.) » 1/23/13 11:30am 1/23/13 11:30am

Hillary Clinton Is Recovering Just Fine From Her Blood Clot Scare

Hillary Clinton had a particularly shitty holiday season: she suffered a concussion after fainting from dehydration caused by a stomach virus earlier this month and, last night, was hospitalized after doctors found a related blood clot in an unspecified place. » 12/31/12 1:10pm 12/31/12 1:10pm

Everyone Still Loves Hillary Clinton

Remember when we couldn't get enough of blackberry-wielding, ball-busting, suddenly-cool-to-love Hillary Clinton? Probably, because just last month her job-approval ratings were nearly 70% and some Democrats were already getting amped about the potential for a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential run. » 10/25/12 1:20pm 10/25/12 1:20pm

Conservatives Suddenly Decide Ball Busting Harridan Hillary Clinton Is …

Last night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN that she takes responsibility for the attacks on the US Embassy in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. Predictably, people who don't like President Obama have taken this opportunity to accuse Hillary Clinton of playing patsy to the boys,… » 10/16/12 12:50pm 10/16/12 12:50pm

Jon Kyl Opens His Talking Hole to Compare U.S. Embassy Statement to…

At this mile marker along the long and sinuous road to the White House and Capitol Hill, the Republican party's election jalopy is starting to show signs of strain. Most of its tires are out of air. Its windshield is so caked with splattered bugs that no one can see out of it and no one will use the Devil's mechanical… » 9/12/12 8:30pm 9/12/12 8:30pm

Did Libyan Video of a Journalist's Rape Get Posted on YouTube?…

Editor's note: We have since added additional pixelation to all of the images, including those of the attackers. This post is ultimately about the existence of a video, thus the images ARE the story — without them, there's nothing. To remove them would be, in effect, to un-report the story. Which is not going to… » 2/08/12 5:20pm 2/08/12 5:20pm

Qaddafi Says Surrendering Is For Chicks

An audio message from Muammar Qaddafi has appeared on Syrian television, although his physical whereabouts are still unknown. The defiant speech included the lines, "We will fight in every valley, in every street, in every oasis, and every town. We won't surrender again; we are not women; we will keep fighting." » 9/02/11 12:00pm 9/02/11 12:00pm

Female Bodyguards Say Qaddafi And Sons Raped, Abused Them

In the early days of the Libya rebellion, the fatigue-clad, heavily made-up women that surrounded Muammar Qaddafi became a source of international amusement. But Qaddafi's eccentricity could distract from the brutality, including with those same bodyguards, several of whom have now told a Benghazi psychologist that… » 8/30/11 11:00am 8/30/11 11:00am

Libyan Rape Victim Iman Al-Obeidi Is Now In The U.S.

Iman al-Obeidi is finally in the United States two months after she was deported back to Libya and began fighting to leave the country again. Obeidi spent 54 days in a U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees facility in Romania and arrived in New York last Wednesday. She then took a flight to the undisclosed location that… » 8/01/11 11:37pm 8/01/11 11:37pm

Female Reporter Detained In Libya Said To Be Alive And Well

There is little that could be considered "good news" out of Libya these days, not for its people and not for the journalists trying to send word out to the world. But here is a small piece of it: Clare Morgana Gillis, a reporter who was captured there April 5 and has been missing since, says she is alive and well. » 4/22/11 3:25pm 4/22/11 3:25pm

Angelina's Visit To Libyan Border Overshadowed By New Tattoo

Unsolicited Uterus Update? Angelina Jolie has a new tattoo, so obviously she is pregnant! Or adopting. The new ink is a seventh set of geographical coordinates on her arm. She had six lines of markers there — one for each child — and now, suddenly, a seventh. Some are speculating that Angie is adopting from Haiti. [ » 4/06/11 9:00am 4/06/11 9:00am

Iman al-Obeidi Is At Home, Still Under Constant Threat

CNN says it has conducted two phone interviews with Iman al-Obeidi, the woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel to describe her brutal gang-rape. Obeidi says she has been repeatedly kidnapped, beaten, and released since then. She also told a Libyan opposition site, "Had the media not taken interest in my case, I would have … » 4/04/11 5:45pm 4/04/11 5:45pm

Qaddafi’s Daughter & The Other Women On The Front Line In Libya

Amid headlines of NATO taking charge of air operations and CIA presence on the ground in Libya are headlines of three women in very different positions. Iman Obeidi, the woman who bravely told of her rape, is sadly still missing. » 3/31/11 10:11am 3/31/11 10:11am