Libya

Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't?

Wassim Cornet | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK
Wassim Cornet

The absence of intervention following alleged crimes against humanity was seen as a complete disregard for civilian lives, leading thousands to join extremist groups which have now morphed into ISIS.

Beheadings Aren't Enough To Stop These Desperate Christians Seeking Work In Libya

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Egyptian Coptic Christians are still leaving behind their families to risk beheadings at the hands of Islamic State militants in Libya, because they a...

Egypt Bombs IS In Libya After Horrifying Mass Beheading Video

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Egypt has launched air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Libya in retaliation for the beheading of 21 hostages by militants linked to the ext...

Secret Letters Reveal Blair's Collusion With Gaddafi

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics

Tony Blair penned a letter to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to thank him for the "excellent co-operation" between the two countries' spy agencies ...

Foreign Policy Did Not Cause 'Charlie Hebdo' Terrorism, But Must Help Prevent Future Attacks

Richard Howitt | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

As Euro MPs convened for our monthly parliamentary session in France this week, the extraordinary emotional response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack has been shown to have evoked the same reaction across the whole of Europe...

The Truth Will Out: UK Involvement in Libyan Rendition and Torture

Cori Crider | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Cori Crider

One is white, stark, temporary, windowless. Fluorescent lights hang from its ceiling. The room is empty save for a woman, crying. She is chained to the wall and obviously pregnant. The woman in the white room comes from Morocco but has married a opponent of Col. Gaddafi, and for that reason is about to be plunged into terrors of which she knows nothing...

Why Do the Libyan Militias Run Amok?

Neil Durkin | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Alright. The word amok is just a trigger here and I'm not seriously going to compare a famously dour German art film with the present state of an entire north African country. But ... well, I'll at least come back to Fassbinder & Fengler's drab masterpiece at the end of this quick run-through of Libya's current woes.

Mehdi Hasan

'As A General, I Could Literally Change The Fortunes Of A Nation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics

"If western boots were on the ground," David Richards, the former head of the British armed forces tells me, "if western armies were to be app...

British Hostage Released By Militants

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK

A British teacher held hostage by militants in Libya has been released. David Bolam, who worked at the International School in Benghazi, was abduct...

The Rough and Tumble of the MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

So let me start off today with the patently obvious - with Iraq and Syria!

Algeria: North Africa's Reluctant Policeman

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Imad Mesdoua

The fierce debate raging inside the Algerian regime over greater or less interventionist action will continue. For now, North Africa's 'reluctant policeman' will no doubt stick to a number of its non-interventionist dogmas. However, should a cataclysmic event like In Amenas occur on Algerian soil once more, the country will have no choice but to take decisive action.

Youth and Crisis: How Libya's Key Demographic are Making a Difference

International Political Forum | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
International Political Forum

Tawfik Ben Saoud, one of Benghazi's most prominent activists, summed it up by saying, "A military movement alone can't solve the crisis; there must a civil movement that works parallel to it. If youth are given a chance, they can find a peaceful solution. My message to Libya's youth is, you are powerful and you can make change. You just need to take the opportunity and act."

Islamist Militants 'Steal' 11 Commerical Planes In Libya

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Islamist militias in Libya have reportedly taken control of 11 commercial aircraft from Tripoli International Airport in Libya, sparking fears of a 9/...

'Once You Step Over The Border, It Doesn't Matter Who You Are'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

James Foley, the US journalist who was beheaded by ISIS jihadists, was one of the region's most experienced correspondents in reporting from hostile e...

'A Fantastic Foreign Secretary'? William Hague Leaves Office

Ian Sinclair | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Sinclair

You'll have heard, of course, of the maxim "Don't speak ill of the dead". However, you are probably less familiar with the media's recent modification to this: "Don't speak ill of the recently departed Foreign Secretary".

Amira's Story

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Every night, when Amira goes to bed in the crowded room that she shares with her five young children, she lies awake, frantically worrying about what the following day has in store for them. Will she be able to find food? Will the children be safe if they venture out, into streets where gunmen, bombs and bullets are a constant threat?

Why Somalia Should Leave the Arab League

Awoowe Hamza | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Awoowe Hamza

The Arab league was formed on 22 March 1945 and its six founding members were: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The League's main goal is "to draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate their political activities with the aim of realizing a close collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty".

'Killer Robots': A New Era of Warfare?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

Lethal Autonomous Robotics (LARs). This emerging breed of technology will be able to select a target, aim and fire with no intervention from human beings beyond programming and deployment. War could be about to get a lot cheaper, a lot less bloody... and a lot more frequent.

Why Is Libya Suing Goldman Sachs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

Goldman Sachs is being sued by Libya's sovereign wealth fund for "deliberately exploiting" its role to make a $350 million (£212m) profit on $1 billi...

'Conniving' Tony Blair Might Be Getting Sued...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK

Tony Blair could face a lawsuit from over 200 victims of IRA terrorism who claim the former prime minister connived with the late Libyan leader Muamma...

Libyan Commander Suing Jack Straw Concerned About Communications Intercepted By GCHQ

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Lawyers acting for a Libyan military commander who is suing Britain's intelligence agencies and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw over claims they w...

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.

Family's Grief At British Man Mark De Salis Shot Dead In Libya

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The family of a British man who was shot dead on a beach in Libya said they are "shocked and devastated" by his killing. A graphic picture of what ...

British National 'Shot Dead In Libya'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A British national has been shot dead in Libya, according to reports. The Foreign Office is investigating after the Briton and a New Zealander, bot...

Briton Reportedly Killed In Libya

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Foreign Office is "urgently seeking" further information about reports that a Briton has been shot dead in Libya. It is believed that a Briton and...