Category Archives: Libya

Migrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’

by Emma Graham-Harrison

West African migrants are being bought and sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya, survivors have told a UN agency helping them return home.

Russia Eyes Libya

by Darius Shahtahmasebi

Russia has had a busy month regarding its affairs in the Middle East. On March 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The next day, Putin met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and on March 14, Russian Deputy Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met with Libyan General Khalifa Haftar’s envoy in Moscow.

USA | Libyans Who Once Opposed Gaddafi Now Regret US-Led Regime Change

by Darius Shahtahmasebi

Who actually benefits from American-led wars across the globe? The aftermath of American-led conflicts shows it is not the common people, though the military and politicians vow they are liberating and protecting them.

The Sunday Mail, Zimbabwe’s “leading family newspaper,” has published accounts of a number of Libyans who expressed regret over Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow in 2011, despite the fact some of them even took up arms against him. As one said:

USA | How Libyan ‘Regime Change’ Lies Echo in Syria

By James W Carden

Earlier this month, a select committee of British parliamentarians released a report which condemned the UK government under David Cameron for its role in the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya. The report makes plain that the principal basis on which the intervention was predicated – that then-Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was on the verge of committing a wholesale slaughter of the rebel stronghold Benghazi – was a lie propagated by Western and Gulf State media outlets.

France | Libye: un rapport parlementaire britannique dénonce l’intervention de 2011

Londres – L’intervention militaire britannique en Libye en 2011 était basée sur des postulats erronés, accusent des parlementaires britanniques dans un rapport publié mercredi qui critique sévèrement l’ancien Premier ministre David Cameron.

La Commission des Affaires étrangères a relevé plusieurs erreurs dans le processus décisionnel qui a amené Londres à intervenir militairement avec la France en 2011, officiellement pour protéger les civils réprimés par le dictateur Mouammar Kadhafi.