• 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.

  • April 12, 2011

    The ICT4Peace Foundation’s crisis information management wiki on Libya was created six weeks ago and last updated on 5 April 2011. The first resource of its kind on the web when it launched - and still the most comprehensive curated list of resources available on on recent developments in Libya, the wiki features hundreds of data points.

  • April 8, 2011

    Is humanitarian military intervention correctly characterised 'lesser evil'? John Heathershaw considers five questions about the nature and the prospects of intervention in Libya. He asks poignantly where the responsibility is in the much-vaunted ‘responsibility to protect’?