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The Troublemaker - Government admits torture and kidnapping—almost

The Troublemaker - Government admits torture and kidnapping—almost The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) was an anti-Gaddafi Islamist militant group.

Thousands march against Libyan slave auctions caused by West

Thousands march against Libyan slave auctions caused by West Around 5,000 people marched against the slave auctions in Libya in central London on Saturday.

West to blame for Libyan slave auctions

West to blame for Libyan slave auctions The slave auctions of the 21st century take place in Libya—but the biggest culprits are in the British, US and French governments and European Union

LETTERS: Boris Johnson’s Libya insult exposes warmonger Tories

LETTERS: Boris Johnson’s Libya insult exposes warmonger Tories Boris Johnson’s latest comments on Libya have rightly provoked anger.

Spooks, torture, oil and war—how the British state brought terror to Libya

Spooks, torture, oil and war—how the British state brought terror to Libya The British state has a long history of interfering in the Middle East

Stop Britain’s wars to end terror, says Corbyn—while May offers only repression

Stop Britain’s wars to end terror, says Corbyn—while May offers only repression Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to make a bold move today, Friday, by linking Britain's involvement in military interventions overseas and terror attacks at home.

How the West wrecked Libya

18 April 2017
Libya in North Africa is being torn apart by a grinding civil war stoked by competing imperial powers. The horror there is a painful lesson in why military intervention should be opposed, writes Alistair Farrow

Bombed then banned—US crimes in travel-ban states

31 January 2017
Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” order applies to seven countries—all of them hammered by the US war machine and its allies such as Britain. The effect is to stop desperate refugees fleeing the chaos that US bombs and bullying created.

Refugee deaths are the bitter fruit of European Union and British repression

27 September 2016
Hundreds of migrants drowned off the coast of Egypt yesterday, Wednesday. It was the bitter fruit of European Union (EU) naval operation in Libya that includes British ships.

MPs slam David Cameron’s Libya intervention ‘failure’

20 September 2016
David Cameron’s imperialist war on Libya in 2011 is to blame for the chaos in the country today, writes Alistair Farrow

Theresa May’s first war as bombs drop on Libya

02 August 2016
Politicians have learned nothing from the Chilcot report.

Nato forces on verge of new Libyan war

08 March 2016
The British, US and French governments are risking a new ground war in Libya.

David Cameron quietly steps up land war in Libya

12 January 2016
The Tories have sent 1,000 British troops to Libya to defend oil fields threatened by the advance of Isis-supporting forces.

In brief

10 November 2015
Half cannot get enough care | Plenty of cash for prisons | Government taken to court

Tories demand military strikes to stop refugees

19 May 2015
The British government is leading a European Union (EU) plan to stop migrants coming across the Mediterranean by launching military strikes.

International round-up

29 July 2014
Nigeria kills five at Gaza demo | Fresh clashes in eastern Ukraine | Libya descends further in chaos

CIA-backed general makes a bid for power in Libya

06 June 2014
Western backed general Khalifa Haftar is attempting a coup in Libya. On 18 May he attacked the national parliament and rival militias.

Armed group kidnaps Libyan leader

15 October 2013
Paramilitaries kidnapped Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan for several hours last Thursday. 

The struggle continues across the Middle East

03 September 2013
Much of the media has written off the struggles that began the Arab Spring as either defeated or dangerous, but the revolutions aren’t over, writes Judith Orr

Megrahi: 271st victim of Lockerbie bombing

22 May 2012
Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the man who didn’t commit the Lockerbie bombing, has died.

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