Libya Rebels

Libya's New Autocrat: Militias

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Imad Mesdoua

Security in Libya remains an ephemeral prospect. The country is awash with guns and militias, numbered in the thousands. Since the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, successive transitional governments have consistently failed to impose their authority over the entirety of its territory and to reverse a deteriorating security climate.

Libya: Divided and Ruled, by Foreign Capital

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

The reality is that since the fall of Gaddafi's regime, there hasn't been a single day of peace. Once NATO left and journalists returned to their home bureaus, the situation has steadily worsened. The disarmament plan and the reintegration of militias into the army have failed.

Some Muslims Have Been Denigrating the Prophet's Legacy for Years

Faisal Hanif | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics
Faisal Hanif

But even such occurrences are subject to a revisionism that is the hallmark of such a sectarian mindset. A recent example from my own experience was being told that Sufism is a load of nonsense as it is only, "what two or three hundred years old."

Brit Journalists Held In Libya Freed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK

Two British journalists held in Libya after they were accused of spying have been released, the Foreign Office said. Nicholas Davies-Jones and Gare...

Four Dead In Gun Fight Clashes In Tripoli Among Militia Groups

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Two Libyan militia factions clashed in a gun battle on one of Tripoli's busiest streets on Tuesday, leaving four fighters dead and at least five injur...

The Fight for Libya's Future Starts Now

Del Singh | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics
Del Singh

In Tripoli a few years ago, we were very impressed with the facilities at an ultra-modern hospital. Our suspicions grew however after our questions ab...

Gaddafi Loyalists In Desperate Defence Of Sirte Stronghold

The Guardian | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

The three rockets came out of a blue sky with a sound something between a howl and a hiss, exploding with harsh, dry detonations on the far side of th...

Gaddafi Spokesman Claims Nato Airstrikes Have Killed 354

The Guardian | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

The ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has claimed that Nato air strikes have killed 354 people and injured hundreds more in his home town of Sirte....

NTC Chairman Delays Military Action And Vows To Root Out Corruption

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.11.2011 | UK

Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the chairman of the Nation Transitional Council, has spoken out on the problem of institutional corruption in the beleaguered cou...

Libya in a Post Gaddafi era

Dr Jonathan Gilmore | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Politics
Dr Jonathan Gilmore

As the rebel leaders celebrate in Tripoli, what seems almost certain is the end of Colonel Gaddafi's 42 year reign as "Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution".

Telegraph: SAS Are Hunting For Gaddafi In Libya

Daily Telegraph | Daily Telegraph | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

British special forces are on the ground in Libya helping to spearhead the hunt for Col Muammar Gaddafi, The Daily Telegraph can disclose....

Gaddafi's Four Decades Of Rule In Libya

Olivia Williams | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

As the battle to wrestle Libya from the grip of Colonel Gaddafi's rule continues, the Huffington Post looks back at his 42 years in power. Gaddaf...

Reports: Libyan Rebels Enter Gaddafi Compound

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

Libyan rebels have entered Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, and taken control of the complex. Television footage showed fighters firing celeb...

Reactions Around The World To Libyan Rebels' Advance

Olivia Williams | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK

Embassies around the world became the focal point for Libyans as they celebrated the advance of the rebels into Libya's capital, Tripoli. Many embas...

Olivia Williams

The Humanitarian Cost Of The Battle For Tripoli

HuffingtonPost.com | Olivia Williams | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK

Humanitarian agencies in Tripoli are warning of a severe lack of medical assistance in the capital as the number of casualties grows amid heavy fighti...

Libya Rebels 'Control Town 50km From Tripoli'

Reuters | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK

Rebel fighters are in control of the centre of the town of Zawiyah, about 50 km west of the Libyan capital, a Reuters reporter in Zawiyah said on Sund...

Germany To Lend Libyan Rebels 100m Euros

The Guardian | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK

Germany has announced that it will lend €100m to the Libyan opposition to ease a growing humanitarian crisis in rebel-controlled parts of the countr...