Libya

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...

Foreign 'Christian Missionaries' Arrested In Libya

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

Four alleged Christian missionaries have been arrested in Libya for distributing Biblical literature, an offence that could carry the death penalty. ...

Mali, Algeria, Libya and the New Front Line In 'Energy Diplomacy'

Patrick Kane | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Kane

The military cooperation agreements announced last month with Algeria and Libya are part of UK 'energy diplomacy' aimed at securing access to strategic resources in North Africa. Both countries are identified in the UK Energy Security Strategy as producers of gas and oil which are important trading partners and hence countries which are important to the UK's energy security.

What Are Our Intelligence Services Doing in Our Name?

Bob Morgan | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Tory MP Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the all-party group on rendition, said the Justice and Security Bill would make it more difficult to establish the truth about Britain's complicity in kidnap and torture and make us all less safe. I think he is right about that.

The Surprising Countries Left Off Rendition List

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

More than 20 European nations offered support to covert CIA operations to kidnap terror suspects - but many Western countries are conspicuously absent...

Jessica Elgot

Access Of Evil?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

As US President George W Bush made his famous speech about the "axis of evil", and his administration named countries including Iran, Iraq, Syria and ...

Ned Simons

MPs Denied Vote On Mali Intervention, Amid Fears Of 'Mission Creep'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The government has rejected calls for MPs to be given a vote on the deployment of armed forces personel to Mali and west Africa, amid fears Britain co...

British Police Investigating Lockerbie Bombing To Visit Libya

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

British police investigating the Lockerbie bombing are to visit Libya, it was disclosed on Thursday. David Cameron announced that officers from the...

David Cameron Makes Surprise Visit To Libya, Pledges Security Help

Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron pledged help to bolster the police and army in Libya today as he made an unannounced visit to the country. The Prime Minister said Br...

David Cameron Makes Surprise Visit To Libya, Pledges Security Help

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron pledged help to bolster the police and army in Libya today as he made an unannounced visit to the country. The Prime Minister said Br...

Threat Against British Embassy In Libya

PA | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

The Foreign Office is working with the Libyan government in response to a "potential threat" against the British Embassy in Tripoli. Travel advice ...

Do We Need Another War on Terror?

Scott Dickson | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Scott Dickson

Cameron's words continue a worrying trend, demonstrating an eagerness to get involved in yet another region he knows little about, to eliminate an idea which has not been destroyed with might in the past, and to solve a problem which previous interventions have created.

Brits Urged To Leave Libyan City Due To 'Specific Threat To Westerners'

PA | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK

All Britons have been urged by the Government to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi in response to a "specific and imminent threat" against westerners....