#Libya

Ross Kemp Explains Why He Hopes His Libya Documentary Changes Perceptions Of Migrants

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ross Kemp has revealed his hopes for his latest documentary ‘Libya’s Migrant Hell’, which concludes his current Sky One series ‘Extreme Worlds...

How To Stop The Rising Tide Of Death In The Mediterranean

Jens Pagotto | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK
Jens Pagotto

The number of people who died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean has reached an all-time high and is becoming comparable to what Médecins Sans Frontières is used to seeing in warzones, with the UN Migration Agency recording at least 5,079 deaths last year.

Jack Straw Can Be Sued By Libyan Dissident Over Torture Allegations

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw faces being sued by a former Libyan dissident over allegations of abduction and torture. Abdul-Hakim Belhaj has al...

'Pro-Gaddafi' Hijackers Surrender After Libyan Plane Diverted To Malta

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK

Up to 2 hijackers armed with hand grenades divert Libyan plane Hijackers claimed to be from pro-Gaddafi group Al-Fatah Al-Gadida All passengers and cr...

End Of 2016: A MENA Post-Mortem

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

As we rapidly approach the end of another challenging year, my mind strays once more to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) and to the atrocities visi...

Britain's Seven Covert Wars

Mark Curtis | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Britain is fighting at least seven covert wars in the Middle East and North Africa, outside of any democratic oversight or control. Whitehall has in effect gone underground, with neither parliament nor the public being allowed to debate, scrutinise or even know about these wars...

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

Edward Taylor | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Edward Taylor

Photo - Ferry Schippers / MSF Frank is on deck, watching the sea. Tall and broad, he cuts a striking figure onboard the search and rescue vessel MV A...

Why Is A Western Life Worth More Column Inches Than A Syrian One?, Asks John Simpson

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK

If you live in the United States, you’re 55 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than you are by a terrorist. Or, as veteran foreign c...

'People Think Violence Is In Libya's DNA, In Our Blood'

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

A young woman fighting to combat extremism has lashed out against global counter-terrorism policies, saying they criminalise Middle Eastern people. Ha...

The Case For A Public Enquiry On The War In Libya

Mark Curtis | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Cameron resigned as an MP two days before the Committee enquiry was published, which is hard to believe was coincidental. If MPs are concerned about being lied to and about whether Britain is a rogue state in international affairs, they should now demand a new public enquiry.

Source, Transit And Destination - The Journey Of Nigerian Slavery

Kevin Hyland OBE | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Kevin Hyland OBE

Using a silo approach to counter the crime of modern slavery is foolish. Slavery spans a journey - whether at source, in transit, or at destination, exploitation is extensive. Each part of the journey requires a unique, coordinated response and through the work I am developing, with a range of Nigerian agencies and organisations, this is something I am determined to see delivered.

The Waugh Zone September 14, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, September 14, 2016… 1) KEEP-A-HOLD OF CURSE It’s PMQs time again and after last week’s pe...

Echoes Of Iraq As Report Slams Intelligence Failings Ahead Of David Cameron's Intervention In Libya

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron’s 2011 decision to intervene in Libya helped fuel the rise of ISIL and was based on flawed intelligence, an inquiry has found. A repor...

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 07.01.2017 | 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 04.12.2016 | 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 26.10.2016 | 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 22.09.2016 | 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 17.08.2016 | 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....