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Muammar Gaddafi (photo: AP)

Libya after Gaddafi

How the 'Brother Leader' Remained in Power So Long

When Muammar Gaddafi toppled King Idris I, he was less than 30 years old. Yet this very man managed to stay in power for almost 42 years, surviving countless coups and assassination attempts. He himself never expected to stay in control for so long, so how did he do it? By Mustafa FetouriMore

Protests on Tahrir Square on the ‘Day of Departure’ in Cairo (photo: dpa)

Friday Protests in the Arab World

More than Religious Symbolism

As the central rallying day of the week in ongoing Arab revolutions, Friday should not be reduced to its religious dimension and understood in a way that might give the uprisings an Islamic background, says the Libyan writer Mustafa Fetouri in this commentaryMore