Trípoli

78,000 Library Books Torched By Islamists

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Ancient books in a historic library in the Lebanese city of Tripoli have been torched by Islamist, after a pamphlet purportedly insulting religion was...

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.

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Celebrations in Tripoli Offer Some Good News From Libya

Michael Gibb | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK
Michael Gibb

Libya is still in the midst of the transition the revolution sparked. In reality it is going through a number of different transitions that, by necessity, are happening all at once. Evidence of the transition from a period of civil war to a fragile peace is all around.

Libyan Militia Held UK Journalists After Mistaking Welsh For Hebrew

The Huffington Post | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK

Two British journalists working for Iranian state-owned broadcaster Press TV were held captive by Libya militia after they mistook their Welsh for Heb...

Two British Journalists Arrested In Libya

PA | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Two British journalists have been arrested in Libya, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Nicholas Davies, a reporter, and cameraman Gareth Montgomery...

British Airways To Resume Flights To Libya

Huffington Post / PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

British Airways is to resume flights to Libya in May, the airline announced, 15 months after they were suspended as the country descended into bloodsh...

Four Dead In Gun Fight Clashes In Tripoli Among Militia Groups

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Two Libyan militia factions clashed in a gun battle on one of Tripoli's busiest streets on Tuesday, leaving four fighters dead and at least five injur...

WATCH: Saif Al-Islam To Face Trial In Libya, According To NTC Justice Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK

Libya's Interim Justice Minister Mohammed al-Allagui has confirmed that Saif al-Islam will not be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC...

Nato Ends Mission In Libya After Seven Months

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK

Nato will end its mission in Libya at midnight on 31 October after almost exactly seven months upholding a no-fly zone and naval blockade over the cou...

NTC Official: Gaddafi's Killer Will Be Prosecuted When Caught

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK

The person responsible for the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi will be prosecuted, Libya's interim government has said. Abdel Hafiz...

Human Rights Groups Demand Answers After 53 Pro-Gaddafi Supporters 'Executed'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK

Human rights activists are calling for an immediate investigation after 53 pro-Gaddafi fighters were apparently executed in a hotel in Sirte. The b...

Gaddafi Killed: Former Leader's Body On Display In Misrata As Burial Delayed

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK

A post-mortem examination of Colonel Gaddafi's body is expected to be carried out on Saturday amid continuing discussion about how the former Libyan l...

The Fall Of The Gaddafi Regime Offered Moments Of The Bizarre, The Ridiculous And The Tragic

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

The collapse of the Gaddafi regime, culminating in the Colonel's capture and death on Thursday, marked the end of one of recent history's most brutal ...

The Circumstances Of Gaddafi's Death Remain Unclear

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

The day after the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Libya looks forward to a new future. Yet questions remain as to the final moments of the tyrant's ...

Nato To End Seven Month Libyan Air Campaign

PA | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

The seven-month Nato Libyan air campaign could end within days after the death of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi who was shot in the head. Nato ch...

Colonel Gaddafi Dead: Libyans Celebrate Final Fall Of Hated Dictator

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

Libyans around the world have celebrated the death of former dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi, who was removed from power in August, was k...

William Hague Re-Opens British Embassy In Tripoli

Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

Britain has re-opened its embassy in Libya and appointed its former ambassador to Iraq as its new man in Tripoli. Foreign secretary, William Hague,...

Gaddafi Loyalists Make Last Stand In Sirte

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

The City of Sirte, one of Colonel Gaddafi’s last remaining strongholds, looks certain to fall following a day of fierce fighting in which troops for...

Lockerbie Bomber Megrahi Promises New Facts In The Case

PA | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has said "new facts" surrounding the 1988 tragedy which killed 270 people will be anno...

'Rats And Scumbags' - The Musings Of Colonel Gaddafi

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

Broadcasts from Colonel Gaddafi have provided the Libyan revolution with one of its more bizarre features. Whether denying his downfall, urging hi...

Anti-Gaddafi Fighters Battle For Final Loyalist Strongholds

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

Anti-Gaddafi forces have launched fresh attacks on the last remaining strongholds of the deposed leader, hours after being met with strong resistance ...