1. tomar

    MPs deliver damning verdict on Libya intervention Foreign affairs committee says ex-PM was responsible for failures that helped create failed state on the verge of civil war The report concurs with Barack Obama’s assessment that the...
  2. seneschal

    French helicopter shot down in Libya

    Three French soldiers have died in Libya after their helicopter was shot down, President Francois Hollande says. The soldiers were killed while carrying out "dangerous intelligence operations", Mr Hollande said.... Libya attack: French soldiers die in helicopter crash - BBC News
  3. G

    Why did it take so long to Colonize Libya

    Till the early 20th century when Italy tried to colonize it, Libya never got colonized by European powers. Why did this happen when especially France had completly taken over the whole of North and parts of western Africa by then? I understand with Egypt there could have been strategic reasons...
  4. Darth Raidius

    Could the Federation of Arab Republics have lasted?

    Between 1972 and 1977, Muammar Gaddafi attempted to merge his Libya with Egypt under Anwar Sadat and Syria under Hafez al-Assad. Sudan under Gaafar Nimeiry was also a candidate for joining the union, which would be known as the Federation of Arab Republics. Popular opinion in all countries was...
  5. Futurist

    Why exactly did South Yemen and Libya support Iran in the Iran-Iraq War?

    First of all, I have a question--Syria, South Yemen, and Libya were the only Arab states which supported Iran in the Iran-Iraq War, correct? If so, then I have a question--why exactly did South Yemen and Libya support Iran in the Iran-Iraq War? After all, as far as I know, both of these...
  6. Futurist

    Egypt occupies and annexes Libya in 1977

    What if Egypt would have occupied and annexed Libya in 1977 in the Libyan-Egyptian War? : Basically, the purpose of such a move on Egypt's part would be for Sadat to increase his credibility at home in preparation for Egyptian-Israeli...
  7. WeisSaul

    No Libya after WW2: Fezzan, Cyrenaica, and Tripolitania

    What if after WW2 Fezzan had been left to the French, Tripolitania to the Italians, and Cyrenaica had remained as its own independent Emirate? The Italians didn't relinquish claims until 1948 and the French didn't withdraw from Fezzan until 1951. I could see Cyrenaica survive as an emirate...
  8. E

    Breach of international law (in Libya f.e.)?

    Dear historians, today I looked through a case of an alleged breach of international law in Libya, in times of the Arab Spring. There might be some fictional moments (for it's an example of a law case) in the case, I'm not an Libya expert, but the case is summarized thusly: Gaddafi's (G) troops...
  9. Arlington

    Navy Seals board rogue Libya oil tanker Morning Glory

    Well done SEALS. BBC News - Navy Seals board rogue Libya oil tanker Morning Glory Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker -
  10. G

    American teacher killed in Benghazi Libya

    American teacher killed in Benghazi Libya - YouTube American teacher Ronnie Smith has died in Benghazi, according to the Facebook page of the international school where he worked. Earlier, the U.S. State Department confirmed that a U.S. citizen had been shot and killed in the Libyan city. "The...
  11. G

    BREAKING Libya Prime Minister Kidnapped by Gunmen

    BREAKING Libya Prime Minister Kidnapped by Gunmen - YouTube (CNN) -- Rebels kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan at dawn Thursday and took him to an undisclosed location, his spokeswoman told CNN. Armed rebels escorted the prime minister from the Corinthian Hotel in Tripoli into a convoy...
  12. G

    Gunmen attack Russian embassy in Libya's Tripoli

    Gunmen attack Russian embassy in Libya's Tripoli - YouTube The Russian embassy in Tripoli, Libya, has come under fire and there were attempts to get into Russia's diplomatic compound, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "There has been an incident in Tripoli tonight, in which there...
  13. A

    People of the Geramante Civilization

    The recently excavated Geramante civilization of southern Libya has brought up questions about who these ancient people were. Here is a recent study on their biological affinities based on their skeletal remains. link The affinities of the folks of this newly discovered ancient Saharan...
  14. Kiki19

    Libya Anti-Militia Protest

    Benghazi Anti-Militia Protest: Libyans March Against Armed Groups After U.S. Embassy Attack Thousands of people in Benghazi and Darna take to the streets to protest against extremist Militias and radical tribesmen that have gained strength since the end of the regime.
  15. Mangas Coloradas

    US Ambassador To Libya Killed.

    Read all about it. U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens Killed in Consulate Attack in Benghazi - Yahoo! Looked hastily but didn't see any other threads on it. If there's already a thread mods please delete.
  16. Kiki19

    Libya Election: People Vote In 1st Election After Gaddafi

    For the first time in 60 years, the Libyan people are able to vote in national polls. Libya Election: People Vote In 1st Election After Gaddafi The transition continues to be rough, but overall the majority of people seem to happy and grateful to be able to vote and have a optimistic hopes for...
  17. Mohammed the Persian

    UK Journalists held in Libya after Welsh was mistaken for Hebrew

    BBC News - UK journalists held in Libya after Welsh mistaken for Hebrew Well this was a good laugh :laugh: But seriously, Welsh is similar to Hebrew ? :huh:
  18. Iraq Bruin

    Muslim Brotherhood goes public with first conference in Libya

    Muslim Brotherhood goes public with first conference in Libya | FaithWorld
  19. jehosafats

    Castles in the Desert: Satellites Reveal Lost Cities of Libya

    Looks like the Garamantes ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2011) — Satellite imagery has uncovered new evidence of a lost civilisation of the Sahara in Libya's south-western desert wastes that will help re-write the history of the country. The fall of Gaddafi has opened the way for archaeologists to...
  20. Iraq Bruin

    History is complicated

    Yet, it can be very simple. SYRIA: Contradictions have been always the name of the game in politics, allies of yesterday become the enemies of today. Syria for example, since the good event of Saddam removal in April 2003, that government cooperated with Islamists to destabilize Iraq to the...