#Libya

People Are Dying: Confronting the Pirates of the Mediterranean

Keith Vaz | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

We face the usual mid-year Mediterranean crisis. There is a new government in Libya, but organised criminals and traffickers - as well as terrorist groups - are still in full control of the most dangerous migration route available for people desperate enough to risk it.

'One In, One Out' Migrant Deal To Be Discussed By European Leaders

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

David Cameron will meet with European leaders today to discuss a potential 'one in, one out' deal with Turkey aimed at stemming the flow of migrants a...

It's Time to Support Legal Action to Stop Arming Saudi Arabia

James Crawley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
James Crawley

As UK citizens it's important we stand in solidarity with CAAT's legal action, lending our signatures to their online petition, and lobbying our MPs to take a stand in the commons. It is clear, now more than ever, that the UK has to review this destructive trade relationship. It's time for the UK to #StopArmingSaudi.

Tony Blair: I Was Not Trying To Save Gaddafi When I Telephoned Him About Stepping Down

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

Throwing Colonel Gaddafi “under a bus” in Libya signalled to dictators such as Bashir Assad not to give up their chemical weapons, Tony Blair said...

As British Parliament Votes for Airstrikes, Public Mood Shifts Further Away From Intervention

Mostafa Rajaai | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mostafa Rajaai

Although many feel emotionally drained and furious after the vote to engage in Syria, the anti war movement will only grow in light of this latest military engagement. Students from all over the country are planning actions to oppose airstrikes and will not rest until they are finally listened to.

The Threat From Isis Isn't The Deadliest We've Ever Seen. Yet.

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.11.2015 | UK

"We have never known anything like Isis." “What we’re facing in Iraq now with Isis is a greater and deeper threat to our security than we have ...

Libyan Man Arrested For Conspiracy To Murder Yvonne Fletcher 31 Years Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Scotland Yard has arrested a Libyan man in his 50s for conspiring to murder PC Yvonne Fletcher 31 years ago. PC Fletcher, who was 25, was shot dea...

Corbyn Shelves Foreign Policy Speech In Wake Of Paris Murders

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has postponed a keynote speech on UK foreign policy in the wake of the Paris attacks. The Labour leader had been set to signal he wou...

Why Every Time We Talk About Syria We End Up Talking About Libya

Kate Godfrey | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Godfrey

You can argue, and argue legitimately, that after Gaddafi's death the international community should have moved in to Libya. We should have done more, spent more and saved more. The flow of refugees and of bodies washing up on Libya's shores might have been a little stemmed.

Clinton Emails Reveal Blair Urged Gaddafi To Leave Libya During Uprising

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Tony Blair privately told Colonel Gaddafi to leave Libya before the 2011 rebellion reached the “point of no return,” according to the ...

Why the Refugee Crisis Is My Favourite Crisis of All

Tahir Nasser | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Tahir Nasser

We would simply think and do what is best for others, as we would count them among our own kith and kin. And that's why this refugee crisis is my favourite crisis of all - because maybe, just maybe, it might teach us that our actions will return to us, if not today, then tomorrow.

Libya in Context

Tobias Ellwood | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Politics
Tobias Ellwood

This year Britain is providing an additional £10m to support the political process and we are playing an active role in challenging uncontrolled migration and its root causes....

Hunting the World's Most Wanted People Smuggler

Alex Crawford | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Alex Crawford

There is no rule of law and much of the state infrastructure is crumbling with government employees complaining about not being paid. And it's here in Tripoli where the Italian investigators traced Ghermay to, where they believe he's living and from where he manages his multi-national human trafficking business. And it's here he will carry on operating, safe in the knowledge he can't and won't be caught - no matter the protestations and political pledges to crack down on the gangs and the networks. Because Libya is anarchic and that means the smugglers can operate with impunity.

Bombing Isis Won't Stop It

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK
Dan Smith OBE

It is as easy to insist on a political settlement in Syria or in Libya as it is to talk of crushing ISIS. In Syria and Iraq, ISIS gives every indication of denying the legitimacy of compromise, so the concept of settlement would be out of bounds. In Libya, where ISIS is present but far from dominant, there could (and, for their own self-interest, should) be more possibility of arriving at an initial settlement between the Dawn and Dignity rivals.

We Should Be Very Careful When Giving Up Our Freedoms

Bob Morgan | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The starting place for any democratic decisions about how we balance our rights to freedom against the need to compromise that freedom for the safety and security of the wider community should be that we should be free to do anything we want except if there is a compelling case why we should not.

Drowning Not Waving: The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis and Libya's Implosion

Neil Durkin | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Despite the outcry in recent weeks over the repeated drownings in the Mediterranean, surprisingly little has been said about the country most of the migrants and refugees are coming from: Libya. Which is odd, because the increasingly disastrous state of Libya is a key component to this tragedy.

Don't Trust Miliband With International Strategic Issues

Nehad Ismail | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

In a desperate bid to show himself as an influential player on the world stage, he recently claimed that his opposition to the US-led airstrikes against the Syrian regime, in response to Assad's use of chemical weapons, as a major foreign policy success. What Miliband does not know is that nobody takes him seriously and that his foreign policy 'success' will have no impact on the results of the British election.

Death on the Mediterranean: One Teenage Migrant's Story

Secunder Kermani | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Secunder Kermani

I spent the last week on the Italian islands of Lampedusa and Sicily - both on the frontlines of migration to Europe from Libya. There I met migrants from countries as diverse as Syria, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Sudan. All risked their lives travelling across the Mediterranean.

GCHQ Ordered To Delete Material On Former Gaddafi Opponent

PA | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

A tribunal has ordered GCHQ to destroy legally privileged material found to be held by the intelligence agency relating to a former Gaddafi opponent w...

Farage Thinks 500,000 Terrorists Will Come To UK If We Try To Help Migrants

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage warned that half a million Islamist terrorists will travel to Britain under a proposed new EU migration and asylum policy. The Ukip le...

Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean: Another Wake Up Call for the EU

One Young World | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

The African Union needs to step up in taking the matter seriously and urging member states to develop youth empowerment and human rights policies... If these initiatives are enacted, we will see fewer people drown in the Mediterranean in search of a better life.

Miliband Called Out For 'Outrageous And Disgraceful' Migrant Deaths Speech

PA | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK

David Cameron "bears some responsibility" for the stream of refugees fleeing to Europe from Libya, Ed Miliband insisted as he dismissed Tory claims th...

Biting His Nails, Young Captain Of Capsized Boat Pictured Aboard Rescue Ship

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

Biting his nails and dressed in a white boiler suit, the young captain of a boat which capsized killing an estimated 800 people is pictured waiting to...

Captain Of Capsized Migrant Boat Arrested On Homicide Charges

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

The captain of a boat which capsized off the coast of Libya, killing an estimated 800 migrants on board, has been arrested. Italian police said tha...

Russell Brand Has A Surprising Reaction To Katie Hopkins' Migrant Boat Column

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

Russell Brand says we must "be really loving" towards Katie Hopkins, despite also claiming that her controversial column on 400 migrants who drowned i...