Category: Qatar

Benghazi children blown apart by car bomb near school

A car bomb outside Jalaa Hospital has today killed at least four people and injured 26 including eight children who were leaving a nearby primary school when the explosion occurred. Eye-witnesses described body parts strewn around. Pictures showed nearby windows blown out and at least ten vehicles around the car bomb completely destroyed. Most […]

Libya: “Why the Gaddafi loyalists are back” – MEE

The situation in Libya is so chaotic that the “libyanisation” neologism is currently imposing itself. It has become a fatal combination of balkanisation – the division of a state into autonomous districts – and somalisation – the failing of a government in favour of militia groups. Currently, the country has three governments. During the last […]

Dawn stage coup in Tripoli; UN imposed gov in Tunisia

In a dramatic turn of events, a handful of members of the former General National Council and the former Tripoli “prime minister” have staged an apparent coup in Tripoli, taking over the the GNC’s old premises next to Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel and declaring themselves in power again. This evening Ghwell issued a statement from the […]

World cup fans who drink to be whipped in Qatar?

Alcohol is only available at high-end hotels in Qatar and duty-free shops at its international airport. Sex out of wedlock is illegal. The country is due to host the 2022 World Cup, but there are serious doubts about the country’s suitability to host fans. The flogging law raises questions as to how authorities will deal […]

Libya: MI6 rendition of Belhaj story a limited hangout?

A limited hangout or partial hangout is, according to former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Victor Marchetti, “spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to […]

SAS are not just advising but fighting alongside Dawn

If you were to write Libya’s current events as a novel, a publisher would throw it out, on the grounds that it was too improbable even as a work of fiction. ​Just consider: Libya has a new government, the Government of National Accord (GNA), which is backed, indeed created by western powers, yet supported by […]

Gaddafi’s military loyalists are fighting alongside Haftar

The cousin of the slain Libyan dictator, Muamar Gaddafi, Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam has disclosed that thousands of military soldiers who were part of Gaddafi’s brigades have joined Khalifa Haftar’s militias. Al-Dam said Sunday, in a statement to the London-based newspaper, Asharq Al-Awsat, that he is holding meetings with what he described as “yesterday’s enemies” in […]

Libya updates: The battle for Sirte; UN gov; Dawn losses

There are concerns that parts of Libya Dawn are temporarily playing ball with the UN government to receive arms & training, then to use those arms to fulfill their own objectives, separate from the desires of the UN government. This article below suggests that the UN government is taking measures to prevent similar incident such […]

“ISIS stole sarin gas from Libya stores” Gaddafi’s cousin

Over the last 12 years, there has been no applause for US intervention in the Middle East and North Africa. In fact, we’ve seen great destabilization, and the same is true of Libya and Syria, says Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan African News Wire. Although Libya has been a basket case since the 2011 overthrow […]

Sinai plane crash confirmed to be terrorist attack

The mid-air explosion of a Russian jetliner over the Sinai desert last month that killed all 224 people on board was the result of a terrorist attack, Russia’s chief intelligence officer said Tuesday. At a meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin, Federal Security Service head Alexander Bortnikov said that traces of explosives found in the […]

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