Category - Libya

  • May 20, 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.

  • May 12, 2011

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

  • May 5, 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.

  • May 2, 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.

  • April 27, 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.

  • April 26, 2011

    Pope Benedict has called for an end to violence in Libya and the Ivory Coast and has prayed for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

  • April 20, 2011

    Plaid Cymru has said Parliament should be recalled as military action in Libya is in danger of going beyond the original aim of protecting civilians.

  • April 20, 2011

    The international community must immediately step up humanitarian aid to the Libyan city of Misratah, Amnesty International has said

  • April 20, 2011

    As we approach the Sacred Triduum in Holy Week, when Christians reflect on the profound sacrifice Christ made for humankind, and at a time when the Jewish community has started the feast of Passover, a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region seems religiously natural - as well as politically topical.

  • April 19, 2011

    An ecumenical church aid organisation has urged European governments to do more to help refugees from the war in Libya.