Libya

Esman: Women are "Biggest Losers" in Arab Spring

The Investigate Project on Terrorism 19 December 2013
By Abigail R. Esman

The Arab Spring, with the rising tide of hope for democracy and change it ushered in, has turned to autumn. For women it has become an Arab Winter, dark and cold and growing

 

American Who Was "Libya’s Best Friend” Killed in Benghazi

FrontPage Magazine 6 December 2013
By Daniel Greenfield

When will Western liberals learn that going to dangerous Muslim countries for humanitarian reasons is not an adventure that ends well? A beloved American teacher was

 

Libyan assembly votes to follow Islamic law

Times of Malta 5 December 2013

Libya's national assembly voted today to make sharia, Islamic law, the basis of all legislation and for state institutions in a decision that may impact banking, criminal and

 

Index: 8 Muslim-Majority Nations Among 10 Most Corrupt

Arutz Sheva 4 December 2013
By Ari Yashar

German-based NGO Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Tuesday. The index, which ranks corruption of countries on a 0 to 100

 

Libya will modify existing law to conform to Sharia code

The Raw Story 15 November 2013

Libya is seeking to revise existing legislation to make it conform more to Islamic sharia law, a justice ministry document obtained by AFP shows. The text announces the

 

Libya: Ansar Al Sharia, security relies on Islamic law

ANSAmed 14 November 2013

TRIPOLI - Security in Libya depends on the implementation of Islamic law Sharia, according to a statement released on Tuesday by Jihadist group Ansar Al Sharia. The group in

 

Released Gitmo detainee was on ground in Benghazi during terror attack

Creeping Sharia 29 October 2013

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee with Al Qaeda ties was in Benghazi the night of the Sept. 11 attack, according to a source on the ground in Libya. The source told Fox News

 

Court sends Gaddafi son for trial

Belfast Telegraph 25 October 2013

Muammar Gaddafi's son and more than 30 others, including his prime minister and intelligence chief, have been sent for trial before a higher court on charges ranging from

 

Female teachers must cover face says Grand Mufti

Libya Herald 14 October 2013
By Aimen Eljali

The Grand Mufti, Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani, has issued a fatwa saying that female teachers in schools and colleges must cover their faces if they are teaching males who have reached puberty.

 

Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan freed following 'kidnap'

The Guardian 10 October 2013
By Chris Stephen

The Libyan prime minister, Ali Zeidan, has returned under armed escort to the Tripoli hotel from where he was seized in the early hours of Thursday morning, following a brief but dramatic

 

The US Raid on Libya and the Fraud of the War on Terror

Global Research 9 October 2013
By Bill Van Auken

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proclaimed Sunday that two covert operations mounted by US Special Forces in Libya and Somalia over the weekend "send a strong message to the

 

Snatched Qaeda suspect a near unknown in Libya

france24. 7 October 2013

Abu Anas al-Libi, the Al-Qaeda suspect seized in Libya over the 1998 bombings of American embassies in east Africa, is almost unknown in his homeland where he kept a low

 

Sarkozy’s ex-wife 'berated' Libya’s Gaddafi

france24. 7 October 2013
By Tony Todd

The ex-wife of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, Cécilia, claims in a new book that she delivered a blistering verbal attack on Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi when she went to

 

UN Rights Nominee Cracks Under Pressure, Confesses to Receiving Qaddafi Prize

UN Watch 1 October 2013

GENEVA, - After Swiss media widely covered UN Watch's announcement three days ago that it would release video and other evidence today, to prove that UN Human

 

U.S. Weapons and Vehicles Stolen by Libyan Terrorists

Answering Muslims 27 September 2013
By David Wood

But I'm sure things will go much more smoothly in Syria. FoxNews—The recent theft of massive amounts of highly sensitive U.S. military equipment from Libya is far worse

 

Libyan jihadist group asks supporters to vote for missile target on Facebook

The Guardian 12 September 2013
By Chris Stephen

Libya is tense for the anniversary of the killing of the US ambassador Chris Stevens on Wednesday after a jihadist group posted an online picture of a missile and asked

 

U.S. Allies Lead in Female Genital Mutilation

FRONTPAGEMAG.COM 26 July 2013
By Lloyd Billingsley

    UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has issued a new report on FGM/C, female genital mutilation/cutting, that raises troubling questions about the practice and the American response to it, particularly in nations such as Egypt

"Girls and women are made to have their external genitalia removed fully or partially– some when they are just infants, others when they hit puberty,” explains UNICEF, "in the

 

Female genital mutilation: 30 million girls 'at risk'

BBC News 23 July 2013

More than 30 million girls are at risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) over the next decade, a study by Unicef has found. It said more than 125 million

 

Why Christianity is Vital to Egypt and the Middle East

Assyrian International News Agency. 10 July 2013

The characteristic of Cairo that most alarms visiting Westerners is the constant river of pedestrians amid swiftly moving traffic. Residents of this impoverished megalopolis of 20 million dart into traffic with a fatalistic nonchalance, missing oncoming cars by mere inches

My colleague asks our driver whether people are often struck by cars. He smiles and nods, "Yes, sometimes." Some with expertise in the region attribute this fatalism to the

 

Blacks in North Africa and Middle East Often Face Virulent Racism from Arabs

atlantablackstar. 9 July 2013
By Nick Chiles

As the West continues to train its focus on racism leveled at blacks by white people in the U.S. and recently in Europe and Israel, attention has increasingly been directed at the mistreatment of blacks by Arabs in Northern Africa and the Middle East

For years, observers interested in probing a little more deeply in Iraqi society than the typical Western news stations found that the sizable black population in Iraq endures

 
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