Category - Libya

  • March 18, 2011

    Western governments are planning air strikes against the Gaddafi regime in Libya, which has reasserted its rule after weeks of protest, say analysts.

  • March 12, 2011

    The military balance of Libya’s domestic conflict is raising debate about external intervention, says Professor Paul Rogers. But the strategy of the Gaddafi regime is also crucial to what happens next. If a long conflict follows, the resulting costs will be measured in human lives; but also in the prospects for deepening the 'Arab spring' that first bloomed in Tunisia and Egypt, the countries on either side of Libya.

  • March 11, 2011

    The government has been urged to cancel an international arms fair in the wake of public outrage over UK arms sales to the Gaddafi regime in Libya.

  • March 11, 2011

    A friend of mine was on that delayed plane out of Tripoli. You remember the one? We saw images of it stuck on the runway at Gatwick, some technical problems making take-off impossible.

  • March 7, 2011

    When the late Professor Fred Halliday made the case that the London School of Economics should not accept a £1.5 million Qaddafi Foundation grant, his expert and political/moral opinion was met with an air of polite condescension from on high. The 'realists' of course knew best. Except that now they realise they didn't.

  • March 7, 2011

    Libyan medical teams have told Amnesty International how they came under fire from pro-Gaddafi security forces while carrying out their medical work.

  • March 4, 2011

    Following protests over British arms sales to Libya, the police have warned government departments to be prepared for further demonstrations.

  • February 28, 2011

    The apostolic vicar of Tripoli has approached Muslim organisations to ask for protection for the small Christian population in the country.

  • February 25, 2011

    Christian clergy in Libya say they have no intention of leaving the country, after retaliation by the armed forces to popular protest has left hundreds dead.

  • February 25, 2011

    The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has sparked sharp criticism with his defence of his government's role in selling arms to the Middle East.