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Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint
# Benghazi
# Benghazi

Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:26 AM 3,111 Views 8 Comments

The death toll is likely to rise, according to witnesses on scene.

So what is left of the Arab Spring?
# State Of The Nations
# State Of The Nations

So what is left of the Arab Spring?

Dec 21st 2013, 9:45 AM 6,547 Views 40 Comments

It is the third anniversary of the Tunisian protest which sparked a flame across the Middle East and North Africa.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 16th 2013, 8:03 PM 15,262 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

At least 31 killed, more than 200 injured in Libya gun attack
# Libya
# Libya

At least 31 killed, more than 200 injured in Libya gun attack

Nov 16th 2013, 7:40 AM 2,869 Views 9 Comments

Gunmen opened fire on a crowd demanding their disbandment, officials say.

Police say Italian shipwreck migrants were raped and tortured
# Boat Tragedy
# Boat Tragedy

Police say Italian shipwreck migrants were raped and tortured

Nov 8th 2013, 3:59 PM 22,960 Views 45 Comments

“They forced us to watch our men being tortured with various methods including batons [and] electric shocks to the feet. Whoever rebelled was tied up”.

Car bomb explodes outside Swedish and Finnish consulates in Libya
# Libya
# Libya

Car bomb explodes outside Swedish and Finnish consulates in Libya

Oct 11th 2013, 4:26 PM 3,145 Views 33 Comments

Nobody was killed in the blasts, officials confirmed.

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed just hours after kidnapping
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed just hours after kidnapping

Oct 10th 2013, 11:05 AM 6,550 Views 38 Comments

The pre-dawn seizure of Zeidan came five days after US commandos embarrassed and angered Libya’s government.

Libya demands explanation from US over raid
# Capture
# Capture

Libya demands explanation from US over raid

Oct 7th 2013, 10:44 AM 4,991 Views 76 Comments

Libya has asked for clarifications regarding the abduction of an al-Qaida leader in Tripoli.

Raids show terrorists "can run but they can't hide" --- John Kerry
# Us Raids
# Us Raids

Raids show terrorists "can run but they can't hide" --- John Kerry

Oct 6th 2013, 2:05 PM 5,910 Views 74 Comments

US forces captured a suspect in the 1988 US embassy bombings during a raid in Libya. Another raid, targeting a militant in Somalia, was aborted after a gun battle.

US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa
# Counterterrorism
# Counterterrorism

US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa

Oct 6th 2013, 8:03 AM 5,667 Views 61 Comments

A Libyan militant suspected in the 1998 US embassy bombings was captured by US forces. A leader of the Shabab group was targeted in southern Somalia in a second raid.

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria

Oct 1st 2013, 1:00 PM 55 Views 13 Comments

It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.

Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers

Aug 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,827 Views 1 Comment

Plus: How many people have visited the church in Spain with the botched fresco of Jesus?

Gaddafi's compound will be turned into an amusement park
# Libya
# Libya

Gaddafi's compound will be turned into an amusement park

Jul 16th 2013, 7:48 PM 5,691 Views 21 Comments

The Bab al-Aziziya compound covers several square hectares of prime real estate in central Tripoli.

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?
# Post-Gaddafi
# Post-Gaddafi

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?

Jun 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,405 Views 19 Comments

Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.

‘They threatened to keep my passport if I didn’t sign’ – Eamon Zayed
# World Cup 2014
From The42
# World Cup 2014

‘They threatened to keep my passport if I didn’t sign’ – Eamon Zayed

Jun 11th 2013, 7:50 AM 6,205 Views 0 Comments

The out-of-contract striker is weighing up his options and concentrating on international football after finiding himself in a sticky situation.

Irish teachers still owed €142,000 for teaching Libyan Leaving Certs
# Libyan Leaving
# Libyan Leaving

Irish teachers still owed €142,000 for teaching Libyan Leaving Certs

May 29th 2013, 9:13 PM 14,175 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Education says it has only just learned that teachers were left with unpaid wages from two years ago.

Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?

May 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 359 Views 62 Comments

While we can’t definitively rule out the possibility that the US attacking Iraq and Libya to seize control of their oil supplies, when all factors are considered one thing is missing from this hypothesis: a compelling reason, writes Scott Fitzsimons.

Libya delays Lockerbie verdict on Gaddafi ministers
# Lockerbie
# Lockerbie

Libya delays Lockerbie verdict on Gaddafi ministers

May 6th 2013, 4:06 PM 4,447 Views 3 Comments

The verdict in the case of two officials from the ousted dictator’s regime, who have been accused of “financial crimes” connected to compensation for the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, has been postponed today.

Navan teenager killed in Syria after joining rebels
# Syria
# Syria

Navan teenager killed in Syria after joining rebels

Feb 23rd 2013, 3:15 PM 11,648 Views 29 Comments

Shamseddin Gaidan, 16, is believed to have joined the rebels after returning to his native Libya last summer.

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Feb 23rd 2013, 11:00 AM 5,976 Views 16 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

Almost 3,000 live cattle to be exported to Libya tomorrow
# Live Export
# Live Export

Almost 3,000 live cattle to be exported to Libya tomorrow

Feb 19th 2013, 2:09 PM 10,709 Views 177 Comments

Animal rights groups have criticised the export but the department said it enforces a strict system of transport rules.

Dutch, Britons and Germans warned to leave Benghazi following threat
# Libya
# Libya

Dutch, Britons and Germans warned to leave Benghazi following threat

Jan 24th 2013, 6:25 PM 4,970 Views 10 Comments

The call was made in response to what was described as an imminent threat against Westerners.

US journalist kidnapped in Syria six weeks ago is still missing
# Kidnapping
# Kidnapping

US journalist kidnapped in Syria six weeks ago is still missing

Jan 2nd 2013, 7:01 PM 5,800 Views 8 Comments

James Foley went missing six weeks ago but news of his kidnap is only emerging now after his family broke their silence. It is the second time he has been kidnapped in recent years.

Senior US official quits over damning Benghazi report
# Scandal
# Scandal

Senior US official quits over damning Benghazi report

Dec 20th 2012, 8:31 AM 2,573 Views 0 Comments

The report into the attack on the US consulate in Libya on 11 September was scathing, finding evidence of major security failures and mismanagement.

Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports
# US
# US

Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports

Nov 14th 2012, 5:30 PM 3,295 Views 9 Comments

David Petraeus will testify before Congress after all about the attack on the US consulate in Libya which killed US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 11th 2012, 10:30 AM 9,016 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election

Nov 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,106 Views 0 Comments

The 99 pictures that tell the story of the US Presidential Election campaign of 2012.

Libya claims arrest of ex-Gaddafi spokesperson, but he denies it
# Libya
# Libya

Libya claims arrest of ex-Gaddafi spokesperson, but he denies it

Oct 21st 2012, 11:13 AM 2,472 Views 7 Comments

The public face of the Gaddafi regime, Moussa Ibrahim, has denied in audio message that he has been arrested but there has been no confirmation it is him.

Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death
# Libya
# Libya

Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death

Oct 17th 2012, 8:02 AM 5,988 Views 29 Comments

A new Human Rights Watch report suggests opposition militias summarily executed at least 66 captured members of Gaddafi’s convoy in the late dictator’s hometown of Sirte.

Libya elects interim prime minister after predecessor is sacked
# Libya
# Libya

Libya elects interim prime minister after predecessor is sacked

Oct 15th 2012, 10:13 AM 1,829 Views 3 Comments

Ali Zidan, a former independent congressman, was elected a week after Mustafa Abushagur was dismissed.

Republican senator: Obama ‘covered up’ details of attack on consulate
# Benghazi
# Benghazi

Republican senator: Obama ‘covered up’ details of attack on consulate

Oct 14th 2012, 6:16 PM 4,854 Views 10 Comments

Lindsey Graham says Obama’s administration is either misleading the US public, or it’s “incredibly incompetent”.

Libyan authorities crack down on lawless militias
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan authorities crack down on lawless militias

Sep 23rd 2012, 1:28 PM 2,590 Views 1 Comment

Armed forces dislodged a militia from a military complex near Tripoli this morning as the crackdown spreads to the capital.

Four dead in Libya after Benghazi clashes
# Libya
# Libya

Four dead in Libya after Benghazi clashes

Sep 22nd 2012, 11:55 AM 1,655 Views 8 Comments

The deaths come as protests against the power of militias gather pace.

Filmmaker questioned as protests continue over anti-Islamic movie
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Filmmaker questioned as protests continue over anti-Islamic movie

Sep 15th 2012, 6:27 PM 6,889 Views 49 Comments

Meanwhile, Al Qaeda has called for more attacks on US embassies.

Top readers’ comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers’ comments of the week

Sep 15th 2012, 11:00 AM 6,449 Views 13 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

Anti-Islam filmmaker under police protection as anti-US protests spread
# Protests
# Protests

Anti-Islam filmmaker under police protection as anti-US protests spread

Sep 13th 2012, 9:43 PM 7,956 Views 120 Comments

A film which lampoons the Prophet Mohammed and was broadcast on TV in the Arab world has sparked protests in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and other Arab countries.

US sends Marines to Libya as it considers possible 9/11 link to attack
# Libya
# Libya

US sends Marines to Libya as it considers possible 9/11 link to attack

Sep 13th 2012, 8:22 AM 4,593 Views 24 Comments

The attacks that led to the death of the US Ambassador to Libya may have been a plot to coincide with the September 11 anniversary.

US evacuates diplomatic staff from embassy in Libya
# Libya
# Libya

US evacuates diplomatic staff from embassy in Libya

Sep 12th 2012, 9:47 PM 4,180 Views 13 Comments

Most of diplomatic staff have been evacuated following the killing of the US ambassador to Libya and other consul officials in Benghazi.

US ambassador to Libya killed in attack
# Benghazi
# Benghazi

US ambassador to Libya killed in attack

Sep 12th 2012, 10:53 AM 13,876 Views 101 Comments

An armed mob attacked the US consulate in Benghazi over a controversial film which describes Islam as a “cancer”.