Watch A MiG-21 Fighter Jet Come Down Over Libya In A Huge Fireball

A Libyan MiG-21 fighter jet flying in the skies over the city of Tobruk in Eastern Libya came down in a densely populated neighborhood earlier today, exploding with incredible force upon impact. The pilot and a small boy on the ground were killed, according to initial reports. » 9/02/14 5:07pm 9/02/14 5:07pm

U.S. Quietly Evacuates Libyan Embassy With Surprise Convoy Escape

With Tripoli's major airport coming under fire and a civil war raging in the streets, it's been clear for a while that the fighting in Libya was getting out of control and the evacuation of U.S. staff and troops would be necessary. How'd they do it? With a sneaky early morning convoy. » 7/26/14 9:07am 7/26/14 9:07am

Battle For Tripoli's International Airport Rages On, A330 In Flames

The nearly week-long battle for Tripoli's International Airport continues on, and sadly, a very new $225M Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330 has been the latest aircraft victim of the shelling. The fighting is between an Islamist Militia and a more moderate one that originates from the western city of Zintan that… » 7/20/14 5:34pm 7/20/14 5:34pm

How The Marines Could Evacuate The U.S. Embassy In Libya

Libya appears on the verge of all-out civil war once again as opposing factions are squaring off in the streets of Tripoli. In the wake of the Benghazi attack, the Obama Administration and the DoD are ready and waiting to pull our diplomats and their support staff out at a moments notice. Here's how they'll probably… » 5/23/14 11:27pm 5/23/14 11:27pm

Mercedes–Benz’s great Libyan racing swindle

Before Libya became the recently killed Muammar Gaddafi’s silly desert kingdom for 42 years, it was an Italian colony which hosted the Tripoli Grand Prix, the fastest motor race of the 1930s. Fed up with four years of Silver Arrow dominance, the Italians changed the rules for the 1939 race to make sure an Alfa Romeo… » 10/24/11 3:30pm 10/24/11 3:30pm

These are the trucks that power the Libyan Rebels

The backbone of any modern rebel army remains the bullet-, crash-, flood-, and demolition-proof Toyota Hilux. Barely days after the Libyan civil war broke out, the fearless Hungarian traveler Dániel Belényi made his way to the rebel capital of Benghazi to hang out with Libya’s Toyota-equipped rebels. These are his… » 4/08/11 12:30pm 4/08/11 12:30pm