Libya

Instant Opinion: launching HS2 now ‘is a disgrace’
HS2
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Instant Opinion: launching HS2 now ‘is a disgrace’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 17 April
17 Apr 2020
Libya peace talks collapse after rocket attack
TRIPOLI, LIBYA - FEBRUARY 18: Smoke rises after warlord Khalifa Haftarâs forces launched an attack on a port near the Martyrs' Square, where celebration events marking the 9th anniversary of
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Libya peace talks collapse after rocket attack

Both sides in the civil war, supported by powerful foreign governments, seem increasingly intent on fighting their way to total victory
20 Feb 2020
What’s next for Libya?
Libya conflict
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What’s next for Libya?

The warring factions in the country are due to resume talks this week in hopes of a ceasefire
17 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: The method behind John Bolton’s ‘madness’
John Bolton
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Instant Opinion: The method behind John Bolton’s ‘madness’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 28 January
28 Jan 2020
The safest and most dangerous countries in the Middle East
United Arab Emirates
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The safest and most dangerous countries in the Middle East

Syria no longer at the bottom of the worldwide peace rankings, but there is little to celebrate
24 Jul 2019
Who was behind latest Libya air strike?
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Who was behind latest Libya air strike?

UN-recognised government accuses opposition forces of attack on migrant detention centre
3 Jul 2019
When will violence in Libya end?
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When will violence in Libya end?

Amnesty International warns of war crimes by both sides fighting in Tripoli
24 May 2019

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Ship hijacked by migrants off Libya arrives in Malta
Migrants keep warm with Red Cross blankets upon their arrival at Malaga harbour this year
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Ship hijacked by migrants off Libya arrives in Malta

Maltese military escort the vessel, as Italian interior minister says asylum seekers ‘will only see Italy through a telescope’
28 Mar 2019
Lockerbie bombing: 30 years since deadliest UK terror attack
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Lockerbie bombing: 30 years since deadliest UK terror attack

Families of the 270 victims of plane bombing still have unanswered questions
21 Dec 2018
Why migrant rescue ships are missing from the Mediterranean
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Why migrant rescue ships are missing from the Mediterranean

Aid agencies warns thousands of people risk dying at sea because of anti-immigration policies in Europe
13 Sep 2018
Manchester bomber was rescued by Royal Navy prior to attack
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Manchester bomber was rescued by Royal Navy prior to attack

Killer of 22 concertgoers was on holiday in Libya when violence erupted in 2014
31 Jul 2018
Armed groups surge: how battlefield dynamics are changing
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Armed groups surge: how battlefield dynamics are changing

New figures show there are both more conflicts and more sides within each one
19 Jun 2018
Will elections in Libya bring peace to the divided country?
The participants of the International Conference on Libya gather in Paris on Tuesday
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Will elections in Libya bring peace to the divided country?

‘Ambitious, and potentially unrealistic’ timetable agreed for first parliamentary vote since fall of Gaddafi
30 May 2018
Why has Theresa May apologised to Abdul Hakim Belhaj?
Abdul Hakim Belhadj in 2011 as head of Tripoli's military council following the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi
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Why has Theresa May apologised to Abdul Hakim Belhaj?

PM admits UK role in rendition of Libyan dissident and his wife
11 May 2018
Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over Gaddafi funding probe
Sarkozy and Gaddafi
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Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over Gaddafi funding probe

Former French president’s 2007 campaign allegedly financed by Libyan dictator
20 Mar 2018
Europe-Africa summit: what did it achieve?
EU-Africa summit
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Europe-Africa summit: what did it achieve?

A host of pledges were made to tackle the crisis in Libya, but critics say much of it was empty rhetoric
1 Dec 2017
Migrant rescue halted after Libya fires warning shots
Refugees in Italy
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Migrant rescue halted after Libya fires warning shots

Italy applauds deterrence plan by Libyan coastguard as Save the Children and other charities suspend rescue missions
15 Aug 2017
Manchester attack: What we know about bomber Salman Abedi
Salman Abedi
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Manchester attack: What we know about bomber Salman Abedi

British-born attacker believed to have visited Libya and Dusseldorf prior to bombing Manchester Arena
25 May 2017
Coptic Christians: Who are they and what do they believe?
Relatives of Coptic Christians murdered by Islamic State mourn their loved ones
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Coptic Christians: Who are they and what do they believe?

Islamic State claims responsibility after Palm Sunday attacks kill at least 47 worshippers
10 Apr 2017
More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
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More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea

Two overturned boats found off coast of Libya as number of deaths jumps 27 per cent in 2016
24 Mar 2017
More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
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More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea

Two overturned boats found off coast of Libya as number of deaths jumps 27 per cent in 2016
24 Mar 2017
Twenty die after monkey prank escalates
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Twenty die after monkey prank escalates

Artillery, mortar bombs and tanks used after man sets pet on schoolgirl - and other tall tales
21 Nov 2016
MPs attack David Cameron over rise of Islamic State in Libya
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MPs attack David Cameron over rise of Islamic State in Libya

Former prime minister accused of 'lacking a coherent strategy', leading to a political and security vacuum
14 Sep 2016
US strikes at Islamic State in Libya
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US strikes at Islamic State in Libya

Air raid on terrorist group's positions in Sirte came at request of unity government and was authorised by Barack Obama
2 Aug 2016
Refugees who 'can't pay' are being sold for organs
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Refugees who 'can't pay' are being sold for organs

Former trafficker claims smugglers are killing people for transplants
5 Jul 2016
Barack Obama criticises David Cameron for Libya 's*** show'
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Barack Obama criticises David Cameron for Libya 's*** show'

US President speaks out during interview – but White House insists it 'deeply' values UK's contributions
11 Mar 2016
Yvonne Fletcher: man arrested over PC's murder 31 years on
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Yvonne Fletcher: man arrested over PC's murder 31 years on

Scotland Yard offering £50,000 for information that leads to arrest and prosecution of those responsible
19 Nov 2015
Refugee crisis: why so many risk all to reach Europe
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Refugee crisis: why so many risk all to reach Europe

War in Syria and a failed state in Libya have led to the biggest displacement of people in a generation
10 Sep 2015
Libya peace talks begin: what are they likely to achieve?
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Libya peace talks begin: what are they likely to achieve?

UN negotiations get under way in Geneva, but many are sceptical a deal can be reached
10 Aug 2015
David Cameron drafts plans to attack IS in Libya
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David Cameron drafts plans to attack IS in Libya

UK government investigating possible links between Islamic State in Libya and the recent terrorist attacks in Tunisia
27 Jul 2015
Hundreds feared dead after migrant boat capsizes near Libya
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Hundreds feared dead after migrant boat capsizes near Libya

The Italian coastguard has rescued at least 144 people from the Mediterranean, including babies
15 Apr 2015
Egypt buys French fighter jets as press rattles sabre
Egyptian defence minister and his French counterpart in the presence of President Sisi
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Egypt buys French fighter jets as press rattles sabre

Egyptian newspapers are full-throated in their support for military action against Islamic State
18 Feb 2015
Islamic State 'hopes Libya will be gateway to invade Europe'
 Migrants in Tripoli, Libya
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Islamic State 'hopes Libya will be gateway to invade Europe'

Jihadists want to cause 'pandemonium' in Europe according to letter by Islamic State propagandist
18 Feb 2015
Armed threat as 2,000 migrants rescued from Med
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Armed threat as 2,000 migrants rescued from Med

Italian coastguard threatened by Kalashnikov-wielding men during the operation, in an 'alarming' new twist
16 Feb 2015