Libya

Why Was Al-Qaeda Terrorist Living In Manchester?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Questions are being asked of the Home Office after it emerged that one of the world's most wanted terrorists was granted political asylum in Britain. ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Tory Divisions On Europe? Again? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 6 October 2013... 1) TORY DIVISIONS ON EUROPE? AGAIN? REALLY? Every time the Tories think they've ach...

Saif Gaddafi's Trial in Libya Is Victor's Justice

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

On 20 October it will be two years since the death of Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi... Cut to the present: Muammar's favourite son Saif al-Islam is about to go on trial for a string of alleged offences (including war crimes) along with 37 others. Pre-trial proceedings began in Tripoli this week. The extravagant cruelty is obviously absent but is the trial of Saif and Co at least likely to be a fair process, the respectable flip-side to the shabby killing of Saif's father? Sadly, no, not really.

Gaddafi's Playboy Son Pictured In Court For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi, has made a rare appearance since being captured by rebels nearly two years...

US Military Intervention in Syria: Kosovo revisited

Omar Mashjari | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics
Omar Mashjari

Over two years later since the conflict started and with a reported 100,000 already killed, the latest from the Obama Administration is that the US will proceed with a military intervention in Syria, even without British support.

Does America Understand the War it's About to Enter?

Nash Riggins | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

It seems the world police have called Syria's bluff. CIA-trained operatives have been deployed on the ground to help bolster the country's rebel forces, and Barack Obama is now within inches of attaining what David Cameron so embarrassingly failed to achieve in Britain: Congressional approval to fire a few hundred cruise missiles at Bashar al-Assad's living room.

A Win for Democracy, A Loss for Morality

Richard Pass | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Pass

On the one hand, the British public, clearly sceptical of intervention in Syria, had their voices heard. Last night was, however, also a profoundly bitter moment because of what it says to the world about the morality of the British people. Is it not ironic and tragic to be celebrating the triumph of democracy and freedom of speech through ignoring the cries of the Syrian people for exactly the same rights?

Syria: The Pace Quickens - But Towards What?

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The prospect of military action against the Assad regime by western powers has become increasingly real. Soon it may be all but inevitable. But what kind of action, for what purpose, in the service of what larger strategy? All this remains obscure.

Open Letter to David Cameron

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

Dear David, I am writing to you in the wake of the ongoing dilemma called Syria and hoping you will heed to some of the advice you will find in the following paragraphs. I am cognisant of your heavy workload, so brevity will be my keyword.

The 'Arms for Dictators' Scandal Isn't New - It Is Cross-Party, Well-Established and Has Been Going on for Too Long

James Elliott | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
James Elliott

The fringe issue of arms export criteria became headline news today, with the Independent's splash on an 'arms for dictators' scandal. A parliamentary...

Jessica Elgot

The Stars Who Sing For Despots

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

J-Lo, Beyonce, Nelly Furtado, Mariah Carey. They are some of the world's most iconic divas, with their names recognised all over the world. But it...

As Syrian Intervention Looms, Can We Trust David Cameron on Foreign Policy?

James Elliott | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Elliott

One question that has consistently been ducked by the warmongering interventionists, who range from encouraging arms sales to jihadis to openly calling for the abandonment of all negotiations, is this: Can we trust David Cameron when it comes to foreign policy?

Why Did Colonel Gaddafi Refuse To Handle Letters

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

Former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi would only handle copies of letters for "security reasons", a High Court judge heard on Wednesday. A Jord...

Cameron's Having Sarko Over For Dinner

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is today visiting 10 Downing Street for private talks with Prime Minister David Cameron. Mr Sarkozy has rec...

MI6 'Ghost Money' Helping Afghan Drug Trade?

Annie Machon | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

And how has this money been spent? Certainly not on social projects or rebuilding initiatives. Rather, the reporting indicates, the money has been funnelled to Karzai's cronies as bribes in a corrupt attempt to buy influence in the country.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'A Collection Of Clowns And Angry People'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 29 April 2013... 1) 'A COLLECTION OF CLOWNS AND ANGRY PEOPLE' Two things have become clear over the pa...

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.

Lockerbie Wreckage Returns To Scotland Nearly 25 Years On

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

Wreckage from the jumbo jet blown up over Lockerbie has been returned to Scotland almost 25 years after the terrorist atrocity. The torn fuselage o...

WATCH: Bomb Attack On French Embassy In Libya

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

The French embassy in Libya has been attacked by a car bomb. Two French guards were injured and extensive damage was caused by the blast, in the ca...

Libyan Youth Voices: The Start of a Long Journey

International Political Forum | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
International Political Forum

These issues are an aftermath to a 42-year-old oppressive regime, which silenced its citizens. Everyone wants a say now. Everyone believes they deserve a say, even if it is at the expense of others. However, despite all the problems that Libya has faced and will continue to face, I still possess a glimmer of hope.

Peace in Mali Needs More Than More Troops

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The French military intervention in Mali since mid-January and much of the official discussion of Mali in the UN and among Western governments seem to have been driven by a quite narrow and short-term view of the issues the country faces. As in anything, if the problem is mis-diagnosed, the solution will probably mis-fire.

British Women Travelling With Aid Convoy Raped In Libya

PA | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

A number of British women travelling with an aid convoy are believed to have been raped in Libya. Pro-government militiamen are suspected of attack...

Libyan Youth Voices - The Real Voices of a Revolution

Natasha Lipman | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Politics
Natasha Lipman

The fight for Libya did not end with the death of Gaddafi. There are still many years of struggle ahead. Struggles for a new national identity, struggles for the development of new freedoms, educational systems, and of the new Libyan civil society. Over the coming months we aim to bring together young writers, photographers, film makers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and academics to share their stories with the world.

Building Peace and Security in Mali

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Since Mali adopted a new constitution in 1992, the country has been considered democratic and subsequent elections were lauded free and fair as President Alpha Oumar Konare served his term and retired graciously after 2002.

Libyan Torture Victim Willing To Settle For £3 And An Apology

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

A Libyan politician suing the government for damages amid claims a tip-off led to him being kidnapped and tortured in a Gaddafi jail will drop his cas...