Muammar Gaddafi

The Cold War Never Went Away in the Middle East: It Also Had a Bearing on the Invasion of Iraq in 2003

Catriona Luke | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Catriona Luke

If you thought the Suez crisis of 1956 was a long way away, consider that there were joint Russia-China-Iran naval exercises this year, the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989 could be considered just a pause and the West versus the world's murkier and more dictatorial states is still a conflict in progress.

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.

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...

No Mention of Yemen From Those Hoping to Win Your Vote

Mark Flanagan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Mark Flanagan

Don't worry. In three weeks it will be all over and we will just have a few more days of the media speculating on the make up of the coalition. You can certainly respond to the knock on your door knowing it won't be a politician.

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.

Inside The Arab Revolution - Book Review

Nehad Ismail | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Unlike most of us, Koert Debeuf is no desk researcher. He is a courageous and committed political blogger, opinion maker and Middle East expert, who travelled extensively in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine and Turkey...

Syria And 7 Other Totally Sham Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Syrians are deciding today whether the man whose regime has killed its opponents in a brutal civil war should continue as president. Here at The Hu...

Both Sarkozy and Hollande Are Victims of the French Culture of Scandal

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

France is now seeing widespread political disaffection, dramatic growth in support for the far-right National Front (though they too regularly endure their own scandals), and Hollande's government is regarded by most people as beyond useless. The scandal-riven republic seems to be seriously malfunctioning.

Victoria Beckham Is Leading a Revolution

Darryl Morris | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Darryl Morris

Professional thin person Victoria Beckham has revealed some of her 'keep fit' regime... thank God! Vic told Allure magazine that she wakes up every day at 6am and takes a four-mile run. That's right... she's one of those sorts! Of course she is, as if there were any doubt.

The UK Government Is Trying to Get Off the Hook for Libyan Torture

Cori Crider | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Cori Crider

Some of you may remember how David Cameron's victory lap in a still-jubilant Tripoli was marred by the release of an embarrassing cache of faxes. The faxes revealed the true price of Blair's infamous 'deal in the desert' with Gaddafi in 2004: a joint US-UK-Libyan operation to kidnap my client and his pregnant wife.

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.

Forget Trees - Planting Celebrities Will Save the World

Ben Acheson | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK
Ben Acheson

Despite the laughable hypocrisy, the benefits of celebrity environmentalism are obvious, even when they merely regurgitate inoffensive green buzzwords. They draw attention to unnoticed issues. They mobilise people. When they speak, we listen.

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.

'Really Not Justice At All'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK

One of the UK's most senior judges has slammed a Supreme Court decision to sit in secret for the first time, calling it an "unwelcome departure from t...

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.

The Journalist's Dilemma of When to Record, What to Record and When to Help Is Now Everyone's

Krishnan Guru-Murthy | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Krishnan Guru-Murthy

We've all got TV cameras in our pockets these days and television sucks up the material with glee. From filming a knife-wielding man tasered by police outside Buckingham Palace to the helicopter crash in London ordinary people are newsgathering extraordinary events everyday. Everyone's a journalist now: bearing witness and reporting it on Twitter and YouTube.

Gaddafi Torture Victim Receives £2.23m Settlement From British Government

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

A leading Libyan opponent of Colonel Gaddafi, forcibly returned to the north African country in a joint operation with the UK and US, where he was tor...

Charlie Lindlar

Gaddafi 'Killed By Grenade And Bayonet' | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

A new report into the final hours leading to Muammar Gaddafi's death nearly one year ago has claimed that the Libyan dictator was killed in captivity ...

WATCH: Graphic Video Of Gaddafi's Lifeless Body Being 'Operated' By Captors

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

Fresh video has emerged on YouTube purporting to show the lifeless corpse of Muammar Gaddafi being pulled around by rebel fighters on the day of his d...

Libya Stages First Free Elections In 50 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

The citizens of Libya are voting this weekend in the country's first free elections in half a century, following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi last year...

Libyan Deported After Fletcher Killing Seeks Political Asylum In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

A man deported from Britain after the killing of Pc Yvonne Fletcher is now looking for political asylum in the UK. Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk, once a hi...

Gaddafi Photos That Chronicle Tyrant's Reign On Show For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

Photographs, documents and artefacts from the reign of Muammar Gaddafi are to go on display for the first time in London, giving a new perspective int...

The 'Cleaver' Who Fought Gaddafi With Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home

He is called Alsature, which in his native Arabic means ‘The Cleaver’. “A cleaver, it cuts meat and exposes. When you look at it you see the ...

Finally: The Moment Libya Mourned Yvonne Fletcher

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK

In one of the most significant diplomatic gestures since 1984 Libyan prime minister Abdurrahim El-Keib has made an historic visit to the spot where po...

The Biggest Crime on the Planet

Chris Morgan Jones | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK
Chris Morgan Jones

A year on from successfully having them frozen, the Egyptian state has yet to recover a penny of the £85 million of assets thought to belong to Hosni Mabarak in the UK. Staff at its specially established Illicit Gains Department, despairing of any prospect of cooperation from the UK Treasury, filed a lawsuit against it last month.