Category - Libya

  • 22 Aug 2011

    In the light of Eid Al-Fitr at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the continuing bloodshed in Syria comes into focus in my latest Middle East Analysis podcast with the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales - as we discuss the current situation and also look at the plight of the country's Christians.

  • 1 Aug 2011

    The Middle East and North Africa area remains a vast and heterogeneous region of turbulence, confusion, hope, dread, reform, stand-off, contradiction, expectation, frustration, life and death.

  • 27 Jun 2011

    Following the issue of writs for the arrest of Colonel Gaddafi, Amnersty International says he must appear before the International Criminal Court.

  • 22 Jun 2011

    Christians are braving the fighting in Libya to deliver help to civilians trapped in the five-month-old conflict between protesters and government forces.

  • 3 Jun 2011

    The former General Secretary of the WCC has described the UN resolution authorising military intervention in Libya a "perilous" political decision.

  • 20 May 2011

    Whatever happens in Libya in the coming weeks, the dichotomy in western policy between armed intervention in one situation and lack of an adequate response elsewhere will continue, casting a shadow over humanitarian claims and undermining other proclaimed purposes, says Professor Paul Rogers. The damage and the lost opportunities produced will be measured for years to come. The west's military-political strategy prolongs the war in Libya and gives space to authoritarian regimes elsewhere in the region.

  • 12 May 2011

    Europe's largest network of spiritually based peace groups has expressed its support for nonviolent revolution in north Africa and the Middle East.

  • 5 May 2011

    Power and political will being used in Libya “must be directed away from the use of armed force”, says the head of a major world churches' body.

  • 2 May 2011

    Civilian protection requires simple, straightforward dialogue and negotiation with the people who can control whether other people are safe or not. It also works, say Tim Wallis of Nonviolent Peaceforce. As soon as we bring guns, tanks and air support into the picture, we are talking about something which more often than not does not work, and often makes things worse.

  • 27 Apr 2011

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Strategic Export Control Reports reveal the UK government continued to licence arms exports to Libya till the end of 2010.