Women rush to question Election Commission Officer Abdulla Fortia after he speaks about the rules for the upcoming polls [Al Jazeera/D. Parvaz] Tripoli, Libya - Buoyed by the winds of change sweeping the region, Libyan women are eyeing a far greater role for themselves after next month’s national assembly elections. The June 19 [...]
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Nato must investigate civilian deaths in Libya, says Amnesty Campaigners say scores of Libyans were killed or injured in air strikes but Nato has not provided compensation
A Nato air strike in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, last June. Photograph: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features Nato must investigate civilian deaths in Libya, says Amnesty Campaigners say scores of Libyans were killed or injured in air strikes but Nato has not provided compensation Nato has failed to properly investigate or provide compensation for civilian deaths caused by its [...]
For refugees in Libya, hard to stay or go Refugees in the war-torn country face numerous obstacles, fearing racism and harassment from militia groups.
Refugees often have their passports confiscated, making citizenship verification difficult [EPA] Tripoli, Libya - At the battered terminal of Tripoli’s tiny Mitiga Airport, over 150 young men and women jostle to be repatriated home to Nigeria on Libya‘s Buraq airlines. This journey to Lagos is one of hundreds the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), that has [...]
As Libya’s eastern region of Cyrenaica declares its semi-autonomy from the central government, political analyst Pepe Escobar says no one will be intervening this time to stop a war among Libyan tribes should it kick off. The Cyrenaica region, with its center in Benghazi, the cradle of last year’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, [...]
UK reporters probed over spying in Libya Commander of Swehli brigade says the two British journalists detained last month are held for possible espionage.
Faraj Swehli, commander of Swehli militia, said his men found official documents with the journalists [AFP] Two British journalists working for Iran’s Press TV, who were detained late last month in Libya, are suspected of being spies, the head of the militia which is holding them said. Faraj al-Swehli, commander of the Swehli brigade, said on Sunday [...]
Rumor and Anger Mount in Libya by Franklin Lamb Posted on January 15, 2012 by dandelionsalad by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Tripoli, Libya January 14, 2012 This observer was stunned late last week when during a meeting in a Maghreb country with three high ranking former Libyan officials, among hundreds currently in hiding, [...]
US Boots in Libya? 21 January 2012 link to article http://www.abdelbariatwan.com/USBootsinLibya.htm The US Administration has not denied reports that it dispatched 12,000 soldiers to Malta as a prelude to moving them to Libya in an attempt to put the deteriorating situation there under control. Arab satellite channel televisions have [...]
Aid group halts work in Libya over ‘torture’ Medecins Sans Frontieres suspends work in Misrata prisons where doctors are asked to “patch up tortured detainees”.
UN says the majority of detainees ”include a large number of sub-saharan, African nationals” [Al Jazeera] Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has halted its work in detention centres in a Libyan city because it said its medical staff were being asked to patch up detainees mid-way through torture sessions so they could go back for [...]
Libya celebrates independence day Citizens celebrate the 60th anniversary of their country’s independence, for the first time in more than four decades.
Under Gaddafi, Libya‘s independence had been diverted to celebrate his ascension to power in 1969 [Reuters] For the first time in more than four decades, Libyans have celebrated the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence from Italy. Under Muammar Gaddafi‘s 42-year rule, the celebration was scrapped and instead, only the 1969 date of his coup was [...]
A woman with her face painted in the colors of the Kingdom of Libya flag attends a protest against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.(Reuters/file) By Marie-Louise Gumuchian TRIPOLI(Reuters) — At a pre-wedding evening party in central Tripoli, a group of Libyan women sing traditional songs to the beat of a drum as they prepare to apply [...]
► 7:15► 7:15 Escobar: Al-Qaeda asset is military commander of Tripoli — RT rt.com/usa/…/al-qaeda-libya-commander-escobar-269/27 Aug 2011 - 7 min … to RT today live from Brazil, Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar said … Libyan rebels get into a … ► 9:38► 9:38 rt.com/usa/news/pepe-escobar-libya-iraq-132/23 Aug 2011 - 10 min Libyan rebels get into a vehicle in the capital Tripoli (AFP Photo / Getty … Asia Times correspondent Pepe … Pepe Escobar: ‘Libya is Iraq 2.0′ — [...]
Protesters Condemn Rebel Troops in Tripoli Rally Demonstrators Sick of Militias Meddling in Local Affairs
Suggested Topics Patrick Cockburn: This was always a civil war, and the victors are not merciful The purge of Gaddafi supporters is made more dangerous by infighting between the militias PATRICK COCKBURN THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2011 The detention of 7,000 people in prisons and camps by the anti-Gaddafi forces is not surprising. The conflict in [...]
Saif al-Islam‘s capture worries Blair 20 November 2011 [this article originally appeared in Mail on Sunday 20 November 2011 page 7] Saif al-Islam Gadaffi has been captured by forces loyal to the new government of Libya on his way through the Sahara desert to Niger where his family had bought themselves many friends with their [...]
Abdullah al-Senoussi, former head of Libyan intelligence, was found at his sisters house, revolutionary fighters said. Photograph: Dario Lopez-Mills/AP Gaddafi’s intelligence chief captured, says Libyan minister Revolutionary fighters catch Abdullah al-Senoussi in southern desert region near where Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam was found reddit this Agencies guardian.co.uk, Sunday 20 November 2011 17.16 GMT Article history [...]
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured in Libya Interim Tripoli government says son of Muammar Gaddafi was arrested while attempting to flee to neighbouring Niger
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi after his capture, his fingers wrapped in bandages and his legs covered with a blanket. Photograph: Reuters Tv/Reuters Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured in Libya Interim Tripoli government says son of Muammar Gaddafi was arrested while attempting to flee to neighbouring Niger reddit this Chris Stephen in Tripoli and David Batty guardian.co.uk, Saturday 19 November [...]
Tyler Hicks/The New York Times At the oil refinery in Zawiyah, rebels soldered valves closed and stationed guards for protection. By CLIFFORD KRAUSS ZAWIYAH, Libya — The bullet holes in the oil tanks have been patched, the damaged backup generator is being repaired, and most important, the pipeline that feeds the giant oil refinery here has [...]
Terror and Revenge Engulfs NATO’s Libya by Franklin Lamb Posted on November 12, 2011 by dandelionsalad by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Benghazi, Libya November 1, 2011 The “new Libya” has entered its own “Terror” which is spreading inexorably, aided by NATO member states including American, French and British SAS units known locally as “disappearance [...]
Deadly factional clashes erupt in Libya Violence near Zawiya reported as the Italian company Eni resumes production at its largest oilfield in the country
. A local commander in the coastal city of Zawiya has claimed to be fighting Gaddafi loyalists [Reuters] At least two men have been killed in a second day of clashes as fighters from Zawiya set up roablocks to prevent rivals from the nearby town of Wershefana entering their territory. There are conflicting reports about what triggered [...]
• Libya appoints Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb as new prime minister • Arab League to issue Syria roadmap as seven more die • UN investigates new alleged nuclear weapons site in Syria
Syria, Libya and Middle East unrest- Tuesday 1 November 2011 Libya’s newly elected prime minister Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb (left) shakes hands with NTC chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil. Photograph: Ismail Zetouny/Reuters 8.32am: Welcome to Middle East Live. Here’s a round up of the latest developments: Libya • Libya’s interim leadership has chosen an electronics engineer from Tripoli as [...]
NATO Chief: No Intention of Attacking Syria. What is there that would make you really believe this assertion
The European right is not to be trusted NATO Chief: No Intention of Attacking Syria Says Libya-Style Intervention ‘Out of the Question’ by Jason Ditz, October 31, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Speaking to reporters today during a visit to Tripoli, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen insisted that the military alliance has “no intention [...]
Libyans‘ Tainted Joy 25 October 2011 Hundreds of Libyans in various cities celebrated the “liberation” of the whole of Libya, and the fall of Colonel Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi‘s regime after a dictatorial rule that lasted over 40 years during which the citizens suffered all kinds of oppression, persecution, and deprivation. So it came [...]
Britain already faces legal action over its involvement in the plot to seize Abdul Hakim Belhaj, who is now the military commander in Tripoli. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP Secret documents reveal British intelligence concerns and raise damaging questions about UK‘s targeting of Gaddafi opponents reddit this Ian Birrell guardian.co.uk, Monday 24 October 2011 20.28 BST Article [...]
Beware of strangers bearing gifts. Post-modern Amazon and United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally landed in Tripoli – on a military jet – to lavish praise on the dodgy Transitional National Council (TNC), those pportunists/defectors/Islamists formerly known as “North Atlantic Treaty Organization rebels”. Clinton was greeted on Tuesday “on the soil [...]
Video shows Gadhafi was alive when captured in Sirte A wounded Gadhafi in a screen grab from a video posted on YouTube. See the full video below. | Assamood/YouTube Sign up for email newsletters now! Never miss a McClatchy story Register Log in Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Add us to your [...]
Drones Fuel Forever War John Glaser, October 20, 2011 Print This | Share This | Comment | Antiwar Forum I wrote today about drone technology and how it is advancing faster than the publicor the law can get a grip on it as the new weapon of choice in America’s many war zones. I mentioned how soldiers in Afghanistan [...]
Dueling legitimacies in Libya Two sides are fighting a cold war over the nature of Libya’s new political order.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that ‘there is no military solution to the Libya conflict’ [EPA] After six months of defiant resistance, countless fiery speeches, chilling threats, and blood-curdling brutality, Gaddafi has finally fallen on his sword. His collapse, however, is far from the end of the story. Instead, it heralds the start of [...]
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi seized power in a military coup in 1969. His dictatorship came to an end after six months of pro-democracy protests and bloody battles between rebel forces and Gaddafi loyalists. After rebels captured his fortified compound in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, Gaddafi fled to his hometown, Sirte. On October 20 Gaddafi was captured and is held in custody, the NTC reported.
September 1970: Middle Eastern leaders meet in Cairo. From left to right: Muammar Gaddafi, Palestinian Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat, Sudanese President el-Nimeiri, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, Saudi Arabian king Feisal al-Saud and Kuwaiti Sheikh Sabah al-Salim al-Sabah [EPA] September 1970: Left to right: King Feisal of Saudi Arabia; Gaddafi of Libya; Abdul [...]
Muammar Gaddafi killed as Sirte falls NTC military chief says toppled leader died of wounds following capture near his hometown of Sirte.
Muammar Gaddafi, the toppled Libyan leader, has been killed near his hometown, Sirte. “We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Muammar Gaddafi has been killed,” the de facto Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told reporters in Tripoli. Abdul Hakim Belhaj, an NTC military chief, said Gaddafi had died of his wounds [...]
Muammar Gaddafi is dead, NTC says – live coverage This page will update automatically every minute: On | Off Muammar Gaddafi. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters • Libyan PM confirms death of former dictator • Pictures and video show body in the streets • Final pro-Gaddafi stronghold Sirte falls to NTC • Read a summary of today’s key events • Watch Reuters [...]
Clinton pledges increased aid for Libya Making an unannounced visit, US secretary of state praises those who “stood up against a dictator’s aggression”. Clinton, centre, said the US would ’return Libya’s frozen assets’ and provide more aid [AFP] The US secretary of state has pledged increased support to Libya and and praised Libyans for demonstrating “bravery [...]
Libya’s NTC accused of detainee abuse Rights group Amnesty International says beatings and ill-treatment common among prisoners, few of whom see trial.
NTC guards told rights-group researchers they beat prisoners in order to extract ‘confessions’ more quickly [AFP] Libya‘s National Transitional Council is holding about 2,500 detainees in the capital Tripoli alone, many of whom have been beaten and subject to other ill treatment and not given access to lawyers or judicial proceedings, according to report released by Amnesty International, the [...]
Libyan dissident tortured by Gaddafi to sue Britain over rendition Sami al-Saadi and his family were bundled into a plane in Hong Kong and flown to Tripoli Sami al-Saadi claims MI6 connived in his capture – and is also targeting MI5, Foreign Office and Home Office reddit this Ian Cobain guardian.co.uk, Thursday 6 October [...]
Nato defence ministers meet to debate ending Libyan air war Allies discuss end of bombing operation amid concerns over cost and vagueness of aims after ousting of Muammar Gaddaf Anti-Gaddafi fighters celebrate during a graduation ceremony in Tripoli. Nato members are concerned it will be hard to decide when the war’s aims have been [...]
NATO Refuses to Investigate Libyan Civilian Deaths The civilian death toll from NATO strikes in Libya is not known, and NATO plans to keep it that way by John Glaser, October 04, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum In August, regime officials of Muammar Gadhafi claimed that 85 civilians were killed in a NATO [...]
Libyan residents flee Sirte as NATO bombing looks to continue [Reuters] NATO air raids to continue in Libya US defence chief says NATO campaign will go on as long as ground fighting continues, as residents flee city of Sirte. Last Modified: 04 Oct 2011 18:52 Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, says NATO air raids [...]
Failure in Libya The War Party strikes out by Justin Raimondo, September 28, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Libya represents the failure of the interventionist project envisioned by the Obama administration: as rebel gangs run wild, attacking rival tribesmen – and “traitors,” like their former commander-in-chief – the country threatens to become what the more [...]
Libya Rebels Dumping Hundreds of Bodies in ‘Pro-Gadhafi’ Cemetery Makeshift Prisons Fill Up With Dissidents, But Many More Are Missing by Jason Ditz, September 18, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum The Libyan rebel movement’s primary embarrassment at the moment is that their claims of “50,000″ civilians slain by Moammar Gadhafi looks by early [...]
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that ‘there is no military solution to the Libya conflict’ [EPA] After six months of defiant resistance, countless fiery speeches, chilling threats, and blood-curdling brutality, Gaddafi has finally fallen on his sword. His collapse, however, is far from the end of the story. Instead, it heralds the start of a [...]
The war is still far from over. (Aljazeera) By Jeremy Salt – Ankara, Turkey History is already being rewritten to accommodate the new reality in Libya – today’s reality, that is, because noone can tell what the country will look like in another year. According to Hussein Agha and Robert Malley, writing in the New York [...]
How MI6 deal sent family to Gaddafi’s jail Exclusive: Libyan Islamist reveals how wife and children were ‘rendered’ before Tony Blair visit and Mona Mahmood guardian.co.uk, Friday 9 September 2011 18.04 BST Article history Sami al-Saadi is considering whether to sue the British government after he and his family were ‘rendered’ in an operation [...]
Libya not over until the oil is under control. Meanwhile a bit of capitalist democracy speeds up the process
On his first visit to Tripoli since the civil war, Libya‘s interim government chief has warned allies who helped overthrow Muammar Gaddafi not to start “political games” against each other until Gaddafi’s supporters were completely defeated. Mahmoud Jibril, the National Transitional Council number two, told a news conference on Thursday “the battle of liberation is [...]
Libya’s Stockpile of Missiles Vanishing Carloads of Surface-to-Air Missiles Looted by Jason Ditz, September 07, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Libya’s rebels are still caught up chasing Moammar Gadhafi across the nation, announcing once again today that they have him “surrounded,” a promise that has fallen through many times already. But the international community’s [...]
The Possible Dangers of Storming Bani al-Walid 5 September 2011 There are conflicting reports about the standoff at Bani al-Walid, the stronghold of the Warfallah tribe, situated south of the capital Tripoli. What is certain, however, is that a decisive military solution by the opposition forces is now more likely following the collapse of negotiations. [...]