Muammar Gaddafi

Morrissey rages at Merkel: 'I want Germany to be German'

The Smiths’ vocalist has long courted controversy, comparing the Queen to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and repeatedly blasting Theresa May.<p>Now the …

Morrissey

Robert Mugabe just latest chapter in Africa's brutal history of autocracy: How rulers cling to power

Where exactly did Africa get its 'Dark Continent' moniker? It's possibly got to do with the continent's mysterious nature, or its violent history of …

Africa

America's F-35s are Preparing to Fight North Korea During a Nuclear War

With the United States and North Korea continuing their standoff over Pyongyang’s arsenal of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons program, the …

North Korea

Libya ‘slavery market’ report draws outrage

<b>News of black men being put on sale at a Libyan “slave market” has drawn outrage from the African Union (AU) and triggered violent protests in …

Libya

Why Australia is in rogue nation’s hostile sights

“My zips are different”.<p>That statement is probably as confusing for you right now as it was for me when my colleague first whispered it in my ear in …

North Korea

Ramaphosa’s presidency would be a Tiny triumph

Cyril Ramaphosa, leading candidate in the race for president of the ANC and of the country, is a custodian of Tiny Rowland’s legacy.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Wait! There’s a coup on my stoep

Is the so-called “overthrow” of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe beginning to feel like the lamest coup in the history of the African continent?<p>One …

News (South Africa)

ISIS Eyes Sahel As Next Safe Haven

<b>ISIS has lost approximately 95 percent of the territory it once controlled across Syria and Iraq. The group may now set its sights on establishing</b> …

Al-Qaeda

Africa's top shots: 10-16 November 2017

<b>A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.</b><p>There is disappointment in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday as it narrowly missed out to France on hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023. South Africa had been expected to win the vote after an independent review recommended they stage …

Photography

First charges laid in Unaoil bribery scandal

The wealthy Ahsani family once socialised with European royalty and the business elite in the UK, Monaco and the Middle East. Cyrus was previously …

Corruption

Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment as crisis bites

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - In a square behind Libya’s central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges.<p>Traders buy food and other goods from abroad at the official rate and sell …

Economy

News24.com | A look at deposed African leaders and where they are now

As shock continues over the fate of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has vowed to rule until death but now finds himself in military custody, …

Africa

British jihadi listed as sniper in leaked Isis records, court told

Mohammed Abdallah, 26, allegedly travelled to Syria, sourced an assault rifle and signed up with Islamic State<p>A British jihadi was listed as a specialist sniper in official Islamic State records leaked to a television reporter by a defector, a court has heard.<p>Mohammed Abdallah, 26, travelled to …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Let Robert Mugabe go quietly – punishing him will not help Zimbabwe

The idea of cushy exile may appal. But history shows that societies in transition may be wise to sacrifice the urge to see their former dictators brought to justice<p>Of all the questions hanging over the dramatic, uncertain events in Zimbabwe there is one that looms especially large. It is the same …

Africa

EU turning blind eye to horrors endured by migrants in Libya, UN says

Human rights chief says ‘inhuman’ EU policy supports return of people trying to cross Mediterranean to prisons where they face abuse<p>The EU policy of helping Libyan authorities to intercept people trying to cross the Mediterranean and return them to prisons is “inhuman”, the UN has said.<p>“The …

North Africa

Arab States Spent 130 Billion Dollars to Destroy Syria, Libya, Yemen: Algerian PM

<i>Featured image: Algerian PM Ahmed Ouyahia (Source: Wikimedia Commons)</i><i>Ouyahia made the remarks on Saturday at a time when much of the Middle East and</i> …

Middle East

eNCA | Tortured dead bodies found near Libyan capital

Bodies of the victims are believed to be of fighters opposed to government-aligned coalition forces, who had been arrested before they were killed.

News (South Africa)

Failure to publish Gaddafi report casts doubt on intelligence oversight

Peter Gill calls for the parliamentary intelligence and security committee to be reconstituted<p>Ian Cobain (How Britain did Gaddafi’s dirty work, 9 November) reminds us of the structural inadequacy of parliamentary oversight of intelligence. In July 2010 the prime minister, arguing that an …

News

Libya arrests 4 abductors of Turkish workers

TRIPOLI – Anadolu Agency<p>Libyan government forces have arrested four suspects responsible for kidnapping three Turkish workers in Libya, according to …

Turkey

Foreign minister for eastern Libyan government says unity deal 'by December'

<b>TUNIS –</b> The foreign minister of a rival Libyan government to the United Nations-backed administration in Tripoli has told Middle East Eye that he …

North Africa

No home for refugees in Rome

The doors of the hulking building on the corner of Via Curtatone and Piazza Indipendenza are now shut; the handles lashed together with heavy chains …

Refugees

With U.S. Strategy on the Rocks, We Are Supporting Fresh Perspectives in Foreign Policy

To observe that U.S. foreign policy over the last 25 years has not been a rousing success would be an exercise in understatement. America has been a …

Foreign Policy

Trump’s new North Korea strategy might actually work

<i>Hong Seok-Hyun is former special envoy of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the U.S., a former U.S. ambassador and owner of the major Korean daily, JoongAng Ilbo.</i><p>SEOUL, South Korea — The Donald Trump who stood at the podium of South Korea’s National Assembly this week was not the Trump who …

North Korea

How kitsch conquered the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> What is the predominant aesthetic of the twenty-first century? According to sociology professors Ruth Holliday and Tracey Potts, "we are on the point of drowning in kitsch. A casual survey of the British metropolitan high street offers ample evidence of the kitschification of everyday life."<p>…

Osama Bin Laden

Boris Johnson: Seven of the Tory minister's most calamitous mistakes since becoming Foreign Secretary

The Foreign Secretary seemingly has a propensity for gaffes – some more serious than others – which have previously infuriated his colleagues, …

Brexit

The Dangers of Idealism: How America Destabilized the Middle East

For the last 25 years, the U.S. has based its foreign policy on a sense of primacy and idealism rather than restraint and realism, says William …

Geopolitics

What about Yemen

Whataboutery has become one of the most useful, effective, and regularly deployed weapons in the Corbynite arsenal.<p>It doesn’t really matter whether …

Middle East

Abbottabad Documents Reveal how Bin Laden was Influenced by Muslim Brotherhood

A journal made public by the CIA and apparently handwritten by one of Osama bin Laden's daughters offers a glimpse into how the al-Qaeda leader …

Middle East

ICC's investigation of Libya war crimes in dock even before male rape cases

Capacity and authority of court as well as evidence already under scrutiny with not one Libyan brought to The Hague for trial<p>The international criminal court has struggled to ensure its writ runs in Libya ever since the UN security council tasked the ICC with the investigation of war crimes after …

News

South African, 3 Turkish nationals abducted in Libya

File: The men, who were Turkish and South African, were seized while travelling from the airport in the town of Ubari to a power plant they were …

Africa