North Africa

Libya: against imperial retrospectivity

The glee with which "anti-war" voices have greeted the British parliament's critical report on the Libya intervention betrays unseemly schadenfreude over the post-Qaddafi chaos.

North Africa

Libya: death squad terror in Benghazi

The mutilated bodies of 14 civilians, including a local imam, were found in a landfill in a Benghazi district controlled by renegade Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar.

North Africa

Libya: Europe’s looming ‘Vietnam’?

Amid continued confused multi-factional warfare in Libya, the hard-right UK Independence Party warned that the North African country could be the "EU's Vietnam."

North Africa

Libya: ISIS downing regime warplanes?

ISIS claimed responsibility for downing a MiG-23 from Libya's internationally recognized government as it carried out air-strikes in Benghazi—the third warplane lost in a week.

North Africa

Libya: mysterious air-strikes on Derna

Unidentified warplanes carried out air-strikes on Libya's Islamist-controlled eastern city of Derna—reportedly claiming civilian lives when a hospital was struck.

North Africa

Meanwhile in, um, Benghazi…

Missiles and mortar rounds were fired into a crowd of anti-Islamist demonstrators in central Benghazi, killing six and injuring many more.

North Africa

ISIS complains about jihadist rivals in Libya

The latest edition of the English-language ISIS magazine Dabiq includes a tirade against Qaeda-aligned forces in Libya, amid an internecine war of jihadist factions.